Nothing will ever beat the smell of freshly homemade baked bread, and to add sugar and spice to the mix literary, the taste of warm cinnnamon roll with a tall glass of milk (- the Kalenjin in me -) is just blissful soul food. Once those tables turn to adding different flavors to bread recipes count me in. I love to play around with food in terms of food and its art and sometimes trying different things revolving around a particular “old school recipe” like a cinnamon roll am all ears.
For this recipe, I’ll get to show you that you can definitely have an open mind about flavors in bread from the norm, such as coffee – cinnamon flavor and a blueberry jam flavor and those are the flavors I’ll be sharing with you today. They are out of this world. If you love your coffee drinks especially the espresso drink then the coffee – cinnamon flavor will rock your boat. Don’t get me wrong, its totally not as bitter or concentrated as the espresso drink but you will definitely taste the coffee. Remember you can always adjust the quantities of everything I share with you in the ingredients section, but this is what basically works for me.
I will definitely say this, these two flavors are very powerful, so if you are looking for a mild dessert the coffee – cinnamon is all yours, but if you love your sweet tooth really tickled, then the blueberry flavor is just right for you.
Honestly, trying to roll the blueberry dough was a total pain in the butt. Be prepared for a sticky mess.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Prep time: 5 mins 2nd proofing: 30 mins Bake time: 30 mins Cool time: 15 mins
Total time: 1 hour 20 mins
Yields: 10 rolls – 2 flavors
Serves: – 5 pax ( 2 each)
- Yeast dough – (Used the same as the hamburger bun recipe)
*Coffee – Cinnamon butter mix*
- 4 Tablespoons – margarine – at room temp
- 1 -1 /2 Tablespoons – instant coffee granules
- 2 Tablespoons – ground cinnamon
- 4 – 6 Tablespoons – Lakanto monkfruit sweetener
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 teaspoons of blueberry jam
*Coffee – Cinnamon sugar glaze* = OPTIONAL
- 4 Tablespoons – icing sugar
- 1 Tablespoon – whipping cream
- 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Step 1: Prep the coffee – cinnamon butter mix – In a small bowl, add all the ingredients and mix together. NB: You can sift the coffee granules before mixing it in, to avoid the coffee particles in the end results, but I like mine with the bits of coffee. Set it aside.
Step 2: Roll out the prepped yeast dough: – I’m still using the same measurements of the dough prep from my previous “hamburger bun recipe”. First, press or punch out the air from the dough, and lightly knead it. Divide the dough into two equal parts. One part, roll it out to and smear the coffee butter mix all over and roll it up, just as show in the video above. NB: Always remember to cut off the edges since they don’t really have much of the filling in between – thrown that away. Cut them out depending on the size of the rolls you are going for. Repeat the same to the blueberry flavor.
Step 3: Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius.
Step 4: Prep the baking tray – First, lightly dusting the tray with all-purpose flour. Place the cut out dough rolls, and make sure to space them out. NB: I have come to love cinnamon rolls that aren’t attached to the hip with others. Leave some room for each of them to breath since they will definitely double in size.
Step 5: 2nd proofing / Rest of the cut out dough rolls – 30 mins – Cover them with clear foil and leave them in warm area for 30 mins to double in size.
Step 6: Bake them for 15 mins in a preheated oven – one tray at a time that’s if you’ve not attached them to the hip with others.
Step 7: Allow them to cool for 15 mins to 30 mins – in the baking tray before you move them to a wire rack.
Step 8: OPTIONAL STEP – mix the glaze mixture together and add it to the respective flavors.
Up close and personal with these layers of flavored and texture. Any thoughts?
Hoping to be tagged in some of your creative creations with the help of this recipe and video. Check my other extra- circular activities on either of my platforms be it on Instagram and Facebook. Funny how am not so much of a twitter fan, but here’s my handle anyway @bcece2. Find me using the #TastieDineRecipes, lets’ interact on anything related to recipes and pastries and its’ niche, am all ears.
Until the next video – “Bon Apetite”, don’t fight it and lets’ all feed the soul.