Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Finally, I can have my cinnamon rolls!!!

I have been craving for cinnamon rolls for the longest time ever since the Saint Cinnamon closed shop and I turned vegan. So when I chanced upon the recipe on veggie boards, I had to bake them! And boy did they take a long time to prepare! I think from preparation till the end of baking, it took approximately 2 hours!!! In between I did blogging, then waited for it to proof, then more surfing web, wait for it to proo seems neverending! But of course the wait was worthwhile! It is really good! As close to Saint Cinnamon's as I can remember. I added chocolate chips and pecan as I love these two ingredients! These rolls will be my breakfast for tomorrow!

Here is the recipe taken from veggie boards.

2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
1/2 cup unbleached sugar
2 eggs worth of egg replaced OR 2 tbsp ground flaxseeds whisked together with 6 tbsp of hot water (I used flaxseed mixture)
1/3 cup vegan margarine, melted
4 1/2 cup unbleached flour
1 tsp salt

1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon
1/3 cup vegan margarine, softened

About 3oz non-diary cream cheese
1/4 cup vegan margarine, softened
1 1/2 powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt

I simply used non-diary chocolate chips and pecan drizzled with maple syrup for the toppings.

Mix yeast, sugar, and heated soymilk in a large mixing bowl and let stand until foamy.

Add egg replacer/flaxseed mixture, melted margarine, flour, and salt. Mix well and knead for 5-10 minutes. The dough should be firm and smooth, not sticky. Set the dough aside in a covered bowl and let double in size.

After the dough has doubled, turn it out onto a floured work surface, cover, and let rest for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon.

Roll dough into a 16x21 inch rectangle. Spread dough with margarine and sprinkle evenly with sugar/cinnamon mixture. Roll up dough and cut into 12 sections with a sharp knife.

Place rolls in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking pan (a cookie sheet also works fine). Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F. (I used 170 degC for my oven)

Bake rolls in preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes. (I usually turn my bake goods around during half time to allow them to bake/brown evenly) While rolls are baking, beat together the cream cheese, margarine, powdered sugar, vanilla and salt. Spread frosting on warm rolls before serving.

Hope you enjoyed baking and eating as much as I do!

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