Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Cinnamon Buns: Baking Through the Bread Baker's Apprentice

I am now into the cinnamon section of the cookbook, which is a pretty nice place to be!

GENERAL NOTES
1. I made 12 buns--this made for a good size, not too big or too small.
2. The recipe calls for quite a bit of cinnamon-sugar filling. I found it spilled out when I cut the roll of dough, so I sprinkled it on top of the buns so it did not go to waste.
3. The recipe also makes WAY too much icing (4 cups). This could easily be halved, if not more.
4. I did not care for the orange extract in the icing and would just use vanilla extract next time.
5. The recipe calls for bread flour or all purpose flour, so I used half and half. This made for a nice chewy bun that was still tender.

VEGAN NOTES
1. I subbed an equal weight of soy yogurt for the egg.
2. I subbed soy milk for the milk.

10 comments:

HoneyB said...

These look yummy!

Gina Choe said...

Hi Vegan Dad,
I've been a dedicated lurker for the past year or so and have finally clicked out of google reader to post a comment!

First off, the cinnamon buns look amazing. I do have a question about using soy yogurt rather than an egg replacement like ener-g. Do you notice a huge difference in texture/flavor? I've had a bit of trouble with consistency when I bake with ener-g but I'm first to admit that baking doesn't come easy to me so it could be the cook!

Vegan TV Presenter said...

These look amazing!!

Stefanie said...

I have been enjoying your reviews on this book. As a bread baker myself I find the different types of breads fascinating. Also, your pictures are beautiful. Keep up the great reviews.

Those cinnamon buns look good too.

VeganLisa said...

I'm sure your house smells like heaven.

Vegan Dad said...

Gina,
I don't really like Ener-G for baking since it is basically leaveners and stabilizers that make the final product a bit dry and weird tasting. I prefer soy and flax instead.

Bianca said...

The cinnamon chapter is a nice place indeed...

Home Grain Mills said...

Wow, I know what we'll be working on Saturday morning... no better way to spend the first part of the weekend. Thanks for these, they look delicious!

Trinity (of haiku tofu) said...

thanks for making me drool, Vegan Dad.

Holly Ann Garnett said...

I think your class - say the one on Tuesday morning - would love these...