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First Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

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paulm

First Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

As I was feeding my starter (Ralph), rather than discarding I fed the discard and used it to make my first sourdough cinnamon rolls.  I'm up to my ears with sourdough pancake mix and just couldn't bear to flush half of Ralph.  I happened on the following recipe in COOKS.COM and with only very minor adjustments, I made the cinnamon rolls shown below.



SOURDOUGH CINNAMON ROLLS
Printed from COOKS.COM


1/2 c. starter
1 c. evaporated milk
2 c. flour
1/4 c. butter
3 tbsp. sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 c. flour (approx.)
1/2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. melted butter
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 c. raisins
1/4 c. chopped nuts
Melted butter


Combine starter, milk and flour (2 cups) in a large bowl. Cover and leave at room temperature overnight. Next morning, beat together the butter, sugar, and egg. Blend into sourdough. Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, salt, soda, and baking powder and mix with other mixture. Turn out on floured surface and knead until shiny. Add flour as needed.


Roll out to an 8 x 16 inch rectangle. Brush surface with melted butter, sprinkle with brown sugar, cinnamon, raisins, and nuts. Roll up dough, cut roll at intervals, dip in butter and place in 9 inch square pan. Let rise about 1 hour and bake at 375 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.


 



 


I eliminated the nuts (allergies) and used granulated white sugar rather than brown sugar (pantry deficiency).  I made an orange glaze using the zest of one orange,  juice of 1/2 orange and 1 2/3 cups powdered sugar.  Waiting for them to cool before I can report on the taste but they smell devine.


 

Comments

wally's picture
wally

They remind me of some of the on-the-spot improvisations I made with an ever-expanding sourdough starter I took on a canoe trip through Maine many, many years ago.  Instead of throwing the excess out, it would be doughnuts for breakfast, or, yes, pancakes or something else.


I'll bet they taste great.


Larry

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SylviaH

around my house, love the addition of orange!


Sylvia

paulm's picture
paulm

Thanks for the kind words.


Wally - They turned out better than expected for a first try - They are delicious.


Sylvia - The orange worked out very well.  I imagine lemon would work too.  I get tired of plain vanilla or almond drizzels.