With the cooler weather finally here, we are drawn to warm, comforting food.
For me, cinnamon always reminds me of autumn, so today, we were baking bread and decided while the oven was on, we’d make some cinnamon scrolls. We based our scrolls on a recipe from about.com, with a few little tweaks as we went along.
Autumn Cinnamon Scrolls
1 x 7g pack of dry yeast
4 cups of plain (all purpose) flour
1/2 cup of warm water
1/3 cup of warm milk
1/3 cup of castor sugar
4 tablespoons of butter (or margarine)
1 teaspoon of salt
Ingredients (Cinnamon Sugar)
2 tablespoons of butter (or margarine)
1/2 cup of castor sugar
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1 cups of icing sugar
2 tablespoons of milk
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
Place the yeast into the mixing bowl and pour in the warm water. Stir it until the yeast dissolves.
Stir in the milk, castor sugar, butter, egg, salt and 3 cups of the flour. Beat until smooth. If you have a dough hook for your electric mixer, this works best. Mix in only enough of the remaining flour to make the dough easy to handle.
Turn dough onto lightly floured surface, knead until smooth and elastic.
Place the dough in a large greased bowl; turn the greased side up. Cover with cling film (and a blanket) and let it rise in warm place until the dough doubles in size. Approximately 1 hour.
Punch down dough; on a lightly floured surface roll dough into rectangle – (approximately 9 x 18 inches)
Once the dough is rolled out, spread it with the butter.
Sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon (evenly) over the dough rectangle.
Roll up tightly, beginning at the shorter end.
Seal well by pinching edges of roll together.
Cut the roll into 1 to 1 1/2 inch slices. Space the scrolls our on a greased pan.
Cover and let the dough rise again until it has doubled in size again (approximately 30 minutes).
Turn on the oven – 200 degrees celcius
Bake for 30 minutes or until golden
To make the icing, mix the icing sugar, milk and vanilla in a small bowl.
Drizzle the icing mixture over the scrolls, while they’re still warm.
Serve and enjoy.
Autumn – what is your favourite autumnal treat?
What is your favourite part of Autumn?