Saturday, 1 February 2014

Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

 Simple Vegan Cinnamon Rolls


1 pack of instant yeast
1 cup unsweetened almond milk ( or any vegan milk)
1/2 cup of vegan butter 
3 cups of flour 
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons cinnamon
3 tablespoons of mixed nuts ( crushed)
2 tablespoons of almond flakes
1/2 cardamom (I used whole cardamom seeds ground in the mortar)  
1/2 brown sugar + 1 tablespoon of sugar 

1.Heat the milk and 3 tablespoons of butter in the saucepan until warm and melted but make sure it doesn't boil. Leave aside to cool down to bath temperature( make sure it's not too hot as the hight temperature will kill the yeast)
2.  Transfer mixture to a large bowl and add the yeast. Let them activate for 10 minutes then add 1 tablespoon of sugar and salt. 
3. Next add in flour 1/2 cup at time. The dough will be sticky. When is too sticky transfer to a floured surface and knead for a couple of minutes or until it forms a loose ball. 
3. Put the ball in the bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 1 hour or until double the size. 
4. After the hour take out the dough and roll out into a thin rectangle. Brush it with butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon,nuts,almonds and cardamom. 
5. Tightly roll up the dough and cut it into 1.5 inch pieces. Transfer everything to a round pan (see the photo) and cover with a plastic wrap for 15 minutes or until the oven is hot ( Preheat the over to 180 degrees) 
6. Bake it for 25 minutes -30 minutes or until it's golden brown.  
7. Meanwhile prepare the frosting. In a bowl mix 4 tablespoons of icing sugar and 2 spoons of water ( you can add orange juice if you want an orange frosting - omnomnom). Adjust as you wish . 
8. Cover with the frosting and enjoy this yummy dessert.