Friday, October 24, 2008

Apple Cinnamon Rolls

I had some pouty-faced Gala apples on the counter begging to be used. This is what I came up with. I didn't have a lemon, so I went with lime juice to tang the Galas up a bit. If you use Granny Smith apples, you could omit citrus juice. Also, you might want to chop or mash your apples up a bit to keep them from popping out of the roll when you slice it...or just squish 'em back in like I did.

Kari's Apple Cinnamon Rolls (bread machine)

For the dough:

1 Tbsp flax meal
1 cup warm water
2 Tbsp shortening (or margarine)
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 cup white whole wheat flour
2 cups bread flour
2 tsp instant yeast

Whisk flax meal into water then put all ingredients into bread machine according to manufacturer's instructions for dough setting.

Apple Filling:

5 apples, peeled and sliced
1 Tbsp lime juice
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Place all ingredients in small heavy saucepan. Simmer on low, covered, 30 to 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool.

To Assemble Rolls:

Pat dough into a rectangle about 9 x 13. Spread apples over surface and sprinkle with an additional 1/4 cup brown sugar. Roll up, starting on long side, and pinch edges closed. Carefully cut into 12 equal pieces. Place pieces into muffin tin that has been sprayed with cooking spray or lightly oiled. Cover and let rise 1 hour in a warm spot. Bake at 375 for 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes then drizzle with icing.


2/3 cup confectioners sugar
1 Tbsp soy milk
1 tsp vanilla

Whisk together until smooth. Drizzle over rolls.

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