Behave so the aroma of your actions may enhance the general sweetness of the atmosphere. – Henry David Thoreau
|Warm from the oven. The best way...|
|Before rising the first time.|
Bread is one baked good that creates remembrances of hearth and home in those we love. Sweet rolls ratchet it up a notch, in my lowly opinion.
This recipe, a delicious twist on cinnamon buns, is no exception. Think about a light, moist dough – flavoured with sugar, eggs, milk and cardamom – wrapping a spicy sugary filling with more cardamom. Mmmm…
|Doubled in size.|
One word of advice. Sweet rolls really should be eaten within 2 or 3 days of baking because, like any dough, they loose that freshness we value so much.
Grocery store baking, complete with preservatives, will last for much, much longer. I guess that’s the price we pay for having the care to bake for our families.
Try these. You won’t regret it.
|Roll the dough out to 16" x 10". Spread with butter and|
sprinkle the spice mixture evenly on top.
Prep: 3 hrs 15 min | Bake: 35 min | Yield: 12 large rolls
4 cups flour
2 tsp yeast
1 cup milk, at 110-115°F
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup butter, melted (or margarine)
1/2 tsp cardamom, ground (or mace)
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cardamom, ground
1/4 cup sugar
melted butter for brushing tops
1 cup confectioner’s icing
2 tbsp milk
2 tsp white corn syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
Proof the yeast in the warm milk and sugar until creamy. Add to a large ceramic bowl. Add the salt, eggs, melted butter and cardamom. Mix well and then add the flour. Bring the mixture together and knead the dough for five minutes.
Place the dough back in the bowl. Cover with plastic and a tea towel. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in size.
|Place the buns in a buttered baking dish and let rise until doubled again.|
Rub the flattened dough with the butter then sprinkle with the sugar mixture. Roll up along the 16” dimension and slice into 12 equal pieces. Arrange, cut sides up in a well buttered 10” x 14” oven proof dish.
|Bake for 35 minutes until golden.|