Today has been my most productive day in a really long time. I went for a 5k run this morning, got my poor iPhone fixed, and studied my butt off. My plants started to sprout today. I cannot grow things. They die. Usually because I overwater them. BUT I have beets, basil, pepper, thyme, and something unidentifiable sprouting in my garden! It is awesome.
I also made these rolls. Which, I think I consider the best accomplishment of the day. These are the easiest cinnamon rolls you will ever make. I was skeptical when I opened my cupboard and found my yeast pile empty. Wonderfully laborious cinnamon buns were on my mind. I did not want to do it but I made them in less than an hour. They are amazing. I like them better than any other cinnamon rolls I’ve ever had. They are sticky, soft, and perfect. I studying with a pug in my lap, eating cinnamon buns, and drinking tea from my new mug. I am a happy girl.
Yield: 12 rolls
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup spelt flour
2 tbsp sugar
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup full fat greek yoghurt
1/2 cup water plus extra if needed
2 tbsp unsalted melted butter
3 tbsp butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground all spice
Preheat your oven to 425F. grease a pan with vegetable oil (I used a 6X8 but use a bigger one if you like).
For the dough, mix together the flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix your greek yoghurt with the 1/2 cup water and then pour in your melted butter. Pour your yoghurt mixture into the flour and stir until it comes together. It should look a bit shaggy but if it needs a little more water add some. Better to have very sticky rolls than dry ones. Transfer the dough to a floured surface. Roll the dough out until it is in a rectangle roughly 12 inches by 8 inches.
For the filling, melt the butter and sugars together in a saucepan. Once it has all come together but the sugar has not started dissolving, pour onto your dough. Brush the butter and sugar mixture to the edges of your dough. Sprinkle you cinnamon and cloves over the dough. Begin to roll the dough from the 8 inch edge in to make a log. Once you have rolled it up, cut the log horizontally into 9-12 rolls. Line them up in your pan, making sure they are all snug. Cover loosely with aluminum foil, and pop them in the oven for about 12-15 minutes. Then remove the foil and bake for another 16-18 minutes.
And please, don’t let them cool.