I finally got the time to make a batch of Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls as I mentioned I would in my last posting. They are well worth the wait. I used Valentina's San Francisco Sourdough Starter and a little dry active yeast which is a departure for me. Normally, I would shy away from active yeast in a sourdough recipe but in this case I believe it was well warranted.
Let's get started. Makes 12.
Ingredients for the dough:
1 Cup fresh Sourdough Starter (Fed 5-8 hours ago)
3/4 Cup Warm Milk
1 Large egg
3 Tablespoons softened butter
1 Teaspoon Salt (optional)
1/3 Cup Granulated Sugar
1 Teaspoon Active Dry Yeast
3 and a half Cups sifted white flour (about)
Mix the above ingredients until the dough forms a ball. Knead for about ten minutes. Set the dough aside and give it a rest for 20 minutes.
Roll and stretch the dough evenly into a 12 x 24 inch rectangle. Spread the melted butter over the dough and sprinkle the Cinnamon Filling evenly. Next, roll the dough on the 24 inch side. Using dental floss, cut the roll into 12, 2 inch rolls and place in a greased 9x14 pan. Let rise for at least an hour until double. Pre-heat the oven to 350. Bake the rolls for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown on top. Dribble the icing on top of the slightly cooled rolls and serve. I opted to make a giant cinnamon roll instead of cutting up the dough.
6 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
6 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
1 Tablespoon ground Cinnamon
4 Tablepoons Melted Butter to spread on the flattened dough.
Blend dry ingredients together.
3 Cups Powdered Sugar
1 Tablespoon Real Vanilla extract
3-6 Tablespoons water
Mix on high speed until smooth.
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