Winter is coming and we know it. Days are getting shorter and the weather is more grey and dark. Who takes a car, needs to win the fight with ice on the windows and has to be extra careful on the road. But, happily, December is also the month of the cozy holidays that gives color to streets and houses during this time of the year.
With an amazing ‘Kaneelboller’ it gets even better. Maybe you are wondering what I’m talking about? Well, I mean the amazing and famous Cinnamon rolls that you can find in almost every Scandinavian café. They represent the holidays at the end of the year. Who doesn’t want to warm up with the great taste of sugar en cinnamon while being cozy under a blanket.
As you may know, I try to minimize the amount of fat and sugar in my recipes. And in my version of this pastry, I also tried to do so. So they will not be exactly the same as the ones you might have tasted in Norway, Finland or Denmark. They should be lighter, what makes it easier to eat (even) more of them.
But, enough talking. Back to the kitchen to try this recipe. As I am considering of making a ‘how to’ video for this recipe, I wonder if it would be something you would use? Let me know in the comment section or by e-mail (or social media)!
I am aware that this recipe has a lot of steps, but if you take it step by step, you will see it’s quit easy and simple.
Don’t be scared: just try it!
- Kitchen aid
For the dough:
- 250 ml plant based drink
- 90 g plant based alternative for butter
- 420 g flour for baking
- 2,5 tsp yeast
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar
For the filling:
- 3 tbsp coconut sugar
- 2 tbsp cinnamon or more if you like
- 3 tbsp plant based alternative for butter
- Put the plant based drink and alternative for butter in a cooking pot (or if yo prefer the microwave, one suitable for that). Heat it up so the ‘butter’ can melt. The mixture does not need to boil.
- Let it cool down to a temperature of more or less 40 °C (like the water temperature when you take a bath).
- Add the sugar and mix.
- Then put the mixture in a bowl of the kitchen robot and sprinkle the mix with the yeast. Let it rest for about ten minutes so that the yeast can settle.
- Put the bowl on the kitchen robot and use the whisk at a low speed.
- Add the flour spoon by spoon until the dough becomes a ball (similar to pizza dough).
- If the mixture is too dry, add some plant based drink. If it is too liquid, you can add some flour.
- Cover with a wet cloth and let rise for an hour. The volume of the dough should double.
- Provide a surface that is lightly covered in flour. When the dough is risen, you roll out the dough into a square.
Adding the filling
- Melt the butter and spread it evenly over the square of dough with a brush.
- Mix the sugar and the cinnamon in a separate cup. When well mixed, cover the entire dough in a nice layer.
- Roll the dough (like a sleeping bag) and cut into pieces (about 2 cm wide).
- Grease an oven dish with the plant based alternative for butter and put the rolls in the dish
- While you let the oven preheat to 180 °C, let the rolls rest for about twenty minutes.
- Sweep the rolls with the remaining ‘butter’ before putting everything in the oven.
- Let them bake for 20 to 30 minutes until they are nicely golden.
Bon appétit ! Hope you’ll like it and you’ll enjoy trying this recipe. You can find me back here or on my Instagram, Twitter & Facebook. Subscribe also to my newsletter to get the latest recipe directly in your mailbox.