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
- 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
- 100 g soft butter
- 100 g sugar
- 3 tsp. cinnamon
- about 2 tablespoons of milk
And here is your manual:
Heat the milk in a small saucepan and melt the butter in it.
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
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.
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!