Our home has been having some electrical issues for sometime now such that in certain rooms, you cannot use high power electronics. For that reason, the oven had never been connected to the electricity. For a long time I thought that maybe using the oven will not result into any serious electrical issue. You never really know until you try. Therefore, one day when I was home alone, the risk-taker in me connected a plug to the oven wires, and to my delight it worked. I knew either everything would go well, or I would burn the house, the oven would explode or an electrical surge would destroy the entire neighborhood. Despite my fears, I went straight to work and decided to bake something. It went great but right when I was opening the oven door to remove my cinnamon rolls, the fuse went off and the plug melted. I disconnected everything, and acknowledged that I am no electrician!
As I tasted my dish, I was delighted that my risk paid off. These cinnamon rolls were so soft and the coffee beautifully offset the sweetness of the honey. I present to you my coffee glazed cinnamon rolls.
5 Tablespoons of honey
1 Cup of Milk
3 Tablespoons of vegetable oil
5 Tablespoons of sugar
3 Teaspoons of yeast
3 Cups of All purpose floor
3 Tablespoons of melted margarine
3 Heaped tablespoons of cinnamon
1 table spoon of baking powder
For the glaze:
1 Tablespoon of coffee
4 Tablespoons of icing sugar
2 Tablespoons of melted margarine
Put your milk, the vegetable oil and the yeast in a sufuria and heat this on medium fire, just until it is warm. Do not bring to boil.
After this, add your flour and your sugar and knead the dough. After the dough is not sticking to your hands anymore, its ready to rest. Cover the dough with a clean, damp kitchen cloth and allow it to rise over 2 hours.
Once this time has elapses, take half of the dough and roll it out on a flour dusted surface. On the rolled out dough, spread your margarine and honey then sprinkle a generous amount of ground cinnamon. On this surface, you may also sprinkle raisins, currants, almonds or whatever you have at hand to make the filling richer and tastier.
Cut the rolled out dough into strips then roll them as tightly as you can. Do not worry if the filling leaks, this just means you will have nice juicy flavor :). Place them on a greased baking tray, let them rest for 20 minutes, then put them in a preheated oven at 300 degrees for 20 minutes then you are done!
As the buns are cooling, mix the components of the glaze (the coffee, icing sugar, melted margarine) then pour on top of the buns. You may substitute margarine for cream cheese for a creamier glaze.
The bitterness of the coffee gives a stark contrast to the sweetness of the honey. These buns would be so tasty as breakfast in the morning and may offer a much welcomed break from having bread all the time.
I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.
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