Monday, April 4, 2011

What I did with the dough

Now that you've learned how to make lovely fresh bread dough, here is an idea to put it to good use!

Roll out the dough into a large rectangle, bigger then you would for a loaf.

Soften one stick of butter and spread it evenly over the dough.
Then mix up your filling:
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
Pinch of salt

I always want to eat a spoonful.

Then sprinkle the sugar evenly over the dough. Don't worry if some of it doesn't stick, just leave it on. This is what makes the cinnamon rolls so deliciously gooey.
Roll up the dough from the long end towards you, trying to keep the filling from falling out. This is kind of tricky so be sure to roll tightly and tuck the dough under itself.

Once the dough is all rolled up, butter a pan. (I used  one rectangle and one square cake pan. Use whatever you have) Cut the dough into individual rolls. Mine were about 1 1/2 inches. You can make them smaller or bigger, it doesn't matter.
Plop those into the pan, cover with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled.

I smeared a little extra butter on top. Yum

Once the rolls have risen, bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. While they are baking whip up a quick glaze. I don't have an exact recipe but mine was about a tablespoon of butter, 1 cup of powdered sugar, a splash of milk, and a pinch of salt. Whisk until it's smooth and drizzle over the hot rolls.


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