One of our employees, Margie, tried out our sourdough to make cinnamon rolls. They looked fantastic. We are now trying to convince her that she needs to have a taste sampling of them at work. Don’t you think that is a great idea? Here is the recipe that she used.
Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls (printed from cooks.com)
1/2 cup starter 1 cup evaporated milk 2 cups flour 1/4 cup butter 3 tbsp. sugar 1 egg 1 1/2 cup flour (approx.) 1/2 tsp. soda 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. salt 2 tbsp. melted butter 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/4 cup raisins 1/4 cup 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° for 30 to 35 minutes.
Icing: 1/2 stick butter melted 3 tbsp. evaporated milk 3 cups powdered sugar 1/2 tsp. vanilla
Her family went nuts for these cinnamon rolls. Even the sourdough skeptic husband (who said he never eat sourdough is now converted).
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