This morning I made amish cinnamon rolls (using amish friendship bread starter), well, technically I started them last night. They were very good, and I think a good base recipe to play with a bit. I followed the recipe exactly this morning, but am looking forward to messing with it a bit and making it my own. But for now, this was a fantastic start 🙂
Here’s the recipe….
Amish Cinnamon Rolls
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup amish friendship bread starter
- 3 teaspoons sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup Spectrum brand non-hydrogenated shortening
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
Combine flour, milk & starter and let sit at room temperature overnight or for 10-12 hours. Stir down.
In a separate bowl, combine sugar, egg, shortening, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
Add both mixtures into a bowl all at once to stir down. Pour dough out on a well-floured board. Knead until no longer sticky (I kneaded in an approximate additional 1 -1 1/4 cup of flour). Roll out to 1/2-inch thickness in a rectangle shape. Combine 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon cinnamon and 1/2 cup crushed nuts. Sprinkle over dough. Beginning at the wide side roll up and seal the seam. Cut into 12 1 inch (approx) slices. Place in well greased 9 x 13″ baking pan. Let rise 30 minutes (you will not notice much difference in size at the end of the 30 minutes).
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Glaze as desired.