Next on the list of things I wish I was doing at this very moment in time: laying in bed with my penguin pyjammas blasting some Bruce Springsteen and getting my fingers sticky from all the cinnamon roll eating.
Also on the list: travelling around Europe and attending to alllll the concert.
Actual list of things I’m supposed to do as soon as possible if I don’t want to have my “responsible adult” card taken away:
- Laundry. Help. How is this that all my socks and tights seem to multiply while sitting in the laundry basket. Like, how come I have nothing to wear except for that awful time when laundry is due and the basket is magically filled with clothes and clothes???? Science explain this!!!!
- Maths revision. Would any of you guys be interested in signing a petition to abolish maths? Pretty please with a happy puppy on top because I know no one can say no to those lovely puppy eyes????
- Meal-prepping: ‘Cause I’ve got the feeling that living on peanut butter and weetabix can’t be that good. Unless it’s good for your soul we’re talking about, then yes, my soul is all happy dancing around because PEANUT BUTTER AH YUMMMMM do I need to say more?
- Food culture assignments: like, zillions of them. How. Fun. Not.
- Tidy my room: Can anyone send one of those Harry Potter elves to do all the work for me? I promise I’m a good owner and I’ll have them over for tea and cinnamon rolls.
Just kidding on the responsible adult card thing. It’s been monthssss since I got it taken away #busystudentlyf #foreverlivingonbeerandpbsandwiches.
But let’s focus on all the good things that mother nature and our beautiful world has to offer. Like fluffy, caramel glazed cinnamon rolls among others. “Others” being Game of Thrones actors in this case.
Have you guys already planned which breakfast you’ll be making for Christmas morning? I’m sure that most of you have, since you’re way, way, way more reliable and responsible than yours truly. But fear not, those of you who like to living on the edge, I have a recipe to save us all!
Let me introduce you to these incredibly fluffy cinnamon rolls. Not only are the vegan (not that you could tell by the awesome texture!), but also super easy to make. Like, you guys can make them the night before with almost no effort, leave them to rise while you sleep dreaming of alllll the pressies and wake up to the smell of freshly baked cinnamon goodness.
How fabulous is that?
I agree that they might not be the healthiest vegan treat around, but it’s never bad to treat yourself. Especially when treats come in the form of fluffy, pillowy, airy goodness glazed with sweet caramel.
I kid you not when I say that these are the best cinnamon rolls I’ve ever made (and boyyyyyy I’ve made and eaten A LOT). So, if you want to impress and treat your family (or maybe have a 12 cinnamon rolls party with yourself which would be awesomesauce let’s face it!), don’t hesitate to give these a go. You don’t need any kind of weird vegan ingredients and they’re incredibly easy to knead and take care of.
Let me know if you give them a go!
- 600 grams bread flour
- 2 sachets of instant dry yeast
- 180 grams white sugar
- 200-250 grams hazelnut milk
- 200 grams vegan butter
- a pinch of salt
- 2 tbsp. vegan butter, melted
- 6 tbsp. brown sugar
- 1 tbsp. cinnamon
- 200 grams brown sugar
- 200 ml. coconut milk
- a pinch of salt
- Warm 200ml. hazelnut milk and add 2tbsp. of the sugar. Dilute the yeast in it and wait for the mixture to get bubbly,
- Meanwhile, whisk together the rest of the sugar, flour and salt.
- Add the milk mixture to the flour and stir to mix.
- Melt the vegan butter and add it to the mix.
- Stir to form a ball. If mixture is too dry, you might need to add some more milk.
- Let ball rest for 10 minutes before kneading.
- Flour your counter lightly and knead the ball for 5-10 minutes.
- Let it rest for 5 minutes.
- Knead it again and let it rest until you can form a ball which isn't sticky.
- Place ball in an oiled bowl and cover it with a kitchen towel. Let it rise for 45-60 minutes.
- Now, knead the ball until you form two rectangles.
- To make the filling, mix all of the ingredients together until you have a paste.
- Spread paste in the dough rectangles and roll them tightly.
- Cut into pieces.
- Grease a baking pan with vegan butter and sugar and place the rolls in it.
- Cover pan with a kitchen tower and leave it in the oven (don't turn it on) to rise overnight. Alternatively, you can wait for 1 hour.
- The morning after, preheat the oven to 200ºC (400F)
- Bake the buns for 25-30 minutes or until they are golden.
- To make the caramel sauce, whisk all of the ingredients together and let the mixture simmer on low for 3-4 minutes, stirring often si it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan.
- Glaze the rolls with the sauce and enjoy warm!
- Any kind of milk can be used but I happen to love how homemade hazelnut milk tastes here!
Consuelo (Sorry for the absence of signature. WordPress is being awful to me today!)