Selfmade Cinnamon rolls Franzbrötchen recipe

Yummy! Selfmade German cinnamon rolls “Franzbrötchen”.

One of the many things Germans are good at: delicious selfmade cake and pastries. Esspecially in the northern part the so called ‘Franzbrötchen’, comparable with swedish cinnamon rolls, are a yummy specialty.  Back from Berlin we needed to try our very own receipe. YumYum.

This is what you need for about 12 pieces:
For the baking sheet:

  • baking paper

Yeast dough:

  • 250 ml milk
  • 70 g butter
  • 500 g of wheat flour
  • 1 pack.  Dry Yeast
  • 70 g sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 1 egg (size M)
  • a touch of salt

Filling:

  • 100 g soft butter
  • 100 g sugar
  • 3 tsp. cinnamon

To glaze:

  • about 2 tablespoons of milk

And here is your manual:

1.Preparing:
Heat the milk in a small saucepan and melt the butter in it.

 Selfmade German cinamon rolls "Franzbrötchen".  Selfmade German cinamon rolls "Franzbrötchen".  Selfmade German cinamon rolls "Franzbrötchen".

2. Yeast dough:
Fill the flour and yeast in a mixing bowl. Then add all other ingredients including  the warm milk-butter mixture and mix everything with a mixer (dough hook). Start shortly to mix on the lowest level, then process at the highest level in about 5 min until the dough is smooth. Cover the dough and let it rise in a warm place until it has grown visibly. (around 30 min)

3. Preheat the oven.
Top / bottom heat: about 180 ° C
Hot air: about 160 ° C

4. Filling:
Blend the butter, sugar and cinnamon with a mixer (stirring rods). Knead the dough on a lightly floured work surface and roll it out to a rectangle (about 70 x 25 cm). Afterwards spread out the cinanamon filling evenly and roll everything up from the longer side. Finally cut the role in about 12 equal trapeze-shaped cuts.

 Selfmade German cinamon rolls "Franzbrötchen".  Selfmade German cinamon rolls "Franzbrötchen".

Selfmade German cinamon rolls "Franzbrötchen". Selfmade German cinamon rolls "Franzbrötchen". Selfmade German cinamon rolls "Franzbrötchen".

Now place the cuts with the elongated side down on the baking sheet and press with a wooden spoon handle from the top to the narrow edge.. Let the rolls stay for another 10 min.

5. Sprinkle the buns with milk and then bake them.
Oven inset: center
Baking time: about 20 min.
When finished, let the ‘Franzbrötchen’  cool down on a wire rack or serve them warm.

Enjoy your freshly, selfmade ‘Franzbrötchen’. JafJaf!

 Selfmade German cinamon rolls "Franzbrötchen". Selfmade Cinnamon rolls Franzbrötchen recipe

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