I want to thank you all for your love sent to me on Christmas! I really appreciated the kind words and heart-filled wishes! You all should know I read each and every comment and I answer all my e-mails that are sent to Baking My Way Through Germany. They are so greatly appreciated no matter how big or small. I love being connected to you guys all across the world… and on Christmas day, you made me feel so grateful to be able to share my experiences with you!
Okay, so know you know (if not before) you guys are awesome…
Let’s talk about something earth shattering… Cinnamon Rolls…
Everything in Germany in closed on Christmas Day and the day after. Technically, the 25th is the first Christmas day and the 26th is the second. Therefor, nothing to do… no reason to go out.
I thought about something that I would really enjoy on Christmas morning that I didn’t have to go to the store for. Not only did I come up with something great, it would probably be my first choice even if the grocery store was open.
Every home baker has flour, sugar and butter on demand. A.L.W.A.Y.S.
Just perfect for these scrumptious babies…
My name is Katie… and I love cinnamon rolls…
Cinnamon rolls belong on Christmas morning. One can’t be had without the other. It’s like trying to get through the month of December without Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas.” Or like trying to bake Christmas cookies without everyone trying to sneak all the batter.
Yum. All I can say… Just Yum!
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
155ml buttermilk (if you don’t have it use 155ml of milk with a bit of lemon juice)
42g butter (melted)
1 tablespoon butter (melted)
cream cheese (optional)
Mix the dry ingredients together in a medium sized mixing bowl. Stir in the milk and butter. Knead the dough on a floured surface until it comes together. It will be sticky! I had to add a little extra flour because mine was so sticky that it was hard to work with.
Roll out the dough into a long rectangle. Brush with the melted butter and sprinkle with the cinnamon and sugar. Do not be stingy here! I thought I was adding a good amount of cinnamon and sugar, but it definitely could have used more!
Roll up the dough, long ways, so they are nice and fat and slice.
Lay onto a buttered baking sheet and place in the oven for about 20 minutes and 220 Celcius.
Once out of the oven, let cool for just a few minutes, because you want to get that icing on when they are still warm!
Here’s where your preference comes in…
I like my cinnamon rolls topped with more of a creamy icing rather than a glaze so I used cream cheese in my mixture of powder sugar and milk. Do what you want! I personally find the addition of cream cheese to be absolutely heavenly…
I hope your Christmas was as good (or better) than these cinnamon rolls tasted! I’m sorry I’m delivering these to you a day late… but, they taste equally as good even when they’re not made on Christmas morning… I promise!
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