March 27, 2013

Whole Wheat Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

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Whole Wheat Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls


Sourdough starter adds a nice tang to these delicious sweet cinnamon rolls.
Whole wheat sourdough cinnamon rolls are not as "fluffy" as regular cinnamon rolls
but they sure are delicious just the same.


Whole Wheat Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls


Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups sourdough starter
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, raisins and/or mini chocolate chips
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk or cream
Cooking Directions
  1. The afternoon before you plan to make your cinnamon rolls; Mix together your fed sourdough starter and 1 cup of the whole wheat flour. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit about 6 hrs. Add the remaining ingredients to form dough. Add enough flour to make the dough workable. The dough should still be sticky but should be soft. Knead 5 to 8 minutes. Add more flour only if necessary. Place dough in an oiled bowl, cover with a damp cloth and leave in a warm place to rise overnight. 
  2. The next morning, punch down the dough and transfer to a floured surface. Roll into a rectangle, about 12 x 8 inches. Using your fingers, spread the softened butter over the entire surface of the dough, sprinkle with brown sugar, cinnamon, nuts and/or raisins. Starting at long side of the rectangle, roll the dough into a long log, working gently. Be careful not to tear the dough. Pinch the ends together to seal. Cut the rolls using a serrated knife or a piece of unflavored, waxed dental floss.
  3. Place the rounds in a greased 13 x 9 glass baking dish. Let rise 1 to 2 hours or until doubled in size. Preheat oven to 350ยบ Once risen, bake rolls for about 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. Make Glaze:
  5. Whisk together the confectioners' sugar, maple syrup and enough milk or cream to make into a drizzle consistency.
  6. Remove rolls from oven, let cool slightly and cover with with glaze.
Sourdough, Cinnamon RollsCinnamon, Whole Wheat








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