Fluffy, moist and aromatic cinnamon rolls with orange syrup! Another delicious fasting recipe with olive oil and orange flavor. Enjoy!!!
- 500 g all-purpose flour
25 g fresh yeast
180 g orange juice
100 g warm water
80 g olive oil
zest of an orange
1 tsp sugar
½ tsp salt
250 g brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
350 g orange juice (for the syrup)
80 g sugar (for the syrup)
1 cinnamon stick (for the syrup)
Mix yeast with 1 tsp sugar and water. Stir until the yeast is completely dissolved
In the bowl of your mixer, blend the orange juice, the olive oil, the zest, and the yeast mixture for 10 seconds.
Start adding flour and mix at medium speed. Scrape the sides of your bowl before each addition.
Mix in the salt and the rest of the flour. Knead at medium speed until you have a soft dough. Take the dough out of the bowl and work it by hand for 5 min to smooth it.
Put it in a lightly oiled bowl and cut a cross. Cover with plastic wrap and place it in a warm spot. Let it rise for 45 min.
Take the dough out of the bowl. Press gently to deflate it. Sprinkle your bench with flour. Roll out the dough into a rectangle 47 x 40 cm / 18.5” x 15.7”
Mix cinnamon powder and brown sugar. Brush the rolled out dough with melted margarine (or butter)
Sprinkle evenly with the sugar-cinnamon mixture and press gently. Roll up the dough forming a log.
Cut the log into 12 slices. Brush a baking pan with melted margarine (or butter) (pan’s diameter: 30 cm / 11.8”)
Transfer the rolls to the baking pan. Cover with food membrane and let them rise for 30 min.
Put the orange juice, the sugar and the cinnamon stick in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
Let it come to a boil and remove the foam. Turn off the heat. Remove the cinnamon stick and let the syrup cool down.
Brush the rolls lightly with honey- water mixture (1 tsp honey – 2 tsp water)
Bake in a preheated oven, at 190⁰C / 375⁰F for 30 min.
Pour the cooled syrup slowly over the hot cinnamon rolls. Brush their tops with syrup while they are still hot.
Give the rolls a couple of hours and enjoy!!!