Cinnamon Bites is so delicious, The recipe was quick an d easy and tasted fantastic. Serve for your family and friends, from ABS-CBN Food Entertainmnet Recipe by Dorothy Ferreria.
2 tablespoons instant yeast
2 tablespoons caster sugar
1/2 cup lukewarm water
3/4 cup lukewarm fresh milk
1 whole egg, graded extra large
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons caster
sugar or granulated sugar
1 teaspoon fine salt
5 3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour,
+ 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, for dredging
Grease with lard the sides and bottom of a round 15-inch pizza pan or a 16 x 4-inch rectangular cookie sheet and a 4-inch round baking pan that is 3 inches high.
In a large mixing bc»dvl, combine yeast, sugar and lukewarm water. Mix well with a spoon and cover with a sheet of plastic wrap. Set aside for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, the yeast should have some scum formation on the surface, similar to beer froth.
Otherwise, repeat the ‘proofing” procedure or the dough will not rise. To the proofed yeast add lukewarm milk, egg, egg yolk and melted butter. Mix well with a rubber scraper. Add salt and the 5 3/4 cups flour. Mix until a soft dough has formed.
Transfer the mixture to a work surface and knead until smooth and elastic. Use the additional 1/2 cup flour for dusting as necessary.
Form the kneaded dough into a bail and transfer to a greased mixing bowl. Cover with a sheet of plastic wrap and let rise for 1 hour.
Meanwhile make the filling (recipe follows). After dough has risen, punch dcvn the dough. Divide dough into 4 equal portions. Form each into a ball and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
Working with a piece at a time, flatten the dough into a rectangle. Using a rolling pin, roll out each dough as thinly as possible, about 6 x 20- inches. Brush the surface of each dough with 1 portion of the butter filling, leaving the top edge (about an inch) free of butter for easy sealing.
Sprinkle 1 portion of the sugar filling on the dough Roll dough starting from the long end into a tight cylinder. Pinch the edges to seal.
Slice into 1-inch pieces. Repeat the procedure with the remaining dough.
Grease the other side of a 4-inch round baking pan and place it in the center of the pizza pan or large cookie sheet.
Begin arranging the cinnamon roll slices around the cake pan, to resemble a wreath. Let rise for 30 minutes or until double in bulk.
Meanwhile, preheat cwen to 350°F.
Bake dough for 30 minutes. Remove the small round pan and continue to bake for 5 minutes more. Immediately invert to a rack or large pan and unmold from the baking pan. Let cool.
When the cinnamon roll has cooled make the glaze (recipe below) and prepare the toppings.
Drizzle the prepared glaze on top of the cooled bread. While the glaze is stilI wet, arrange the toppings of dried fruits and walnuts all over.
Filling of Cinnamon Bites
1/2 cup softened butter
4 teaspoons cinnamon powder
1 cup dark brown sugar
Drvide the butter into 4 equal portions
and set aside.
Combine the cinnamon powder and
sugar. Divide into 4 equal portions as
well. Set aside.
Glaze and topping of Cinnamon Bites
2 to 2 1/2 tablespoons water or
rum or milk or apple juice
3 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups assorted dried fruits
1/2 cup whole walnuts
Combine desired liquid and sugar using a wire whisk or rubber scraper. This has to be used immediately.