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
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
Step #9: Roll the dough to form a tight log
Step #10: Slice the dough into even pieces by always cutting in the center of each piece
Step #11: Place the slices in your pan, making sure the open sides (where the cinnamon shows) is placed right side up
Step #12: Brush with the remaining melted butter and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown
Step #13: Using a spatula or knife, pop the cinnamon buns and let them cool down on a wire rack.
Step #14: EAT