Three cheers for Friday!
One of my favourite things about Friday is all the baking I anticipate doing on the weekend! Mind you, I don’t always get around to baking either because I’m trying to be good (gotta watch the waist line) or because I fill up my weekend with everything but.
Not long ago however, we really wanted to bake but had no yeast. So we whipped up these bad boys. Everyone loves a good cinnamon bun, and these tasty treats are super yummers and sparse pantry friendly (mostly).
Happy baking everyone!
Yeast Free Cinna-roll Buns
Makes 12 cinna-rolls
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour, plus extra for the counter
2 Tablespoons white granulated sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 1/4 cup soy or almond milk (or dairy milk if you prefer)
1tbsp and 1tsp apple cider vinegar
6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup white granulated sugar
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
Step #1: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Generously coat a x129 inch rectangle pan with vegetable oil spray.
Step #2: Combine the milk and apple cider vinegar and whisk vigorously until frothy. Leave standing for a couple minutes.
Step #3: Make the filling by combining together the brown sugar, 1/4 cup granulated white sugar, cinnamon, salt, and the 1 Tablespoon melted butter. Get your fingers in there to really mix it up! (the whole point of baking is to get a little messy).
Step #4: In a large bowl, make the dough by whisking together the flour; 2 Tablespoons white granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt.
Step #5: Stir the milk mixture into the flour with a wooden spoon until absorbed, like the picture below.
Step #6: Generously cover your counter with flour and knead your dough until smooth, about 1 minute
Step #7: Spread the dough out to about the shape of your pan
Step #8: Melt 2tbsp butter and brush it onto the dough. Sprinkle the dough evenly with the filling and press firmly into the dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border
Roll the dough to form a tight log
Slice the dough into even pieces by always cutting in the center of each piece
Place the slices in your pan, making sure the open sides (where the cinnamon shows) is placed right side up
Brush with the remaining melted butter and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown
Using a spatula or knife, pop the cinnamon buns and let them cool down on a wire rack.