Thursday

[cooking] Cinnamon Buns

This past Sunday, I made some cinnamon buns:

Sunday cinnamon buns.

Yet another application for no-knead dough that I keep in the fridge. In this case, part whole wheat. I tear off a hunk of dough, let it rise, deflate and roll it out (it can be sticky- so I flour often and roll it out onto a silpat mat), smear a paste of butter, cinnamon and sugar, roll it up into log, use a strand of thread to cinch/cut rounds (better than using a knife, which can smoosh the rolls) and place into a greased pan:

Cinnamon Buns

The rolls are irregular in size because my log gets thinner towards the ends. Not problem, just fiddle with pieces like you're putting together a puzzle but leaving enough room between them for another rise:

Cinnamon Buns

Ooooo eeee, after the second rise they're all nice and puffed and cuddled up to one another. Time for bake at 350 for 30 min:

Cinnamon Buns

Gorgeous. Tasty without any other additions but why not mix up some half-and-half with powdered sugar to a drizzlable (mah drizzle for shizzle) consistency:

Cinnamon Buns

Next time- savory? Pizza pinwheels? Or use a pesto filling. Once it's ramp harvesting time, I might just have to try this.

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