In this recipe, doughy rolls are filled with a sweet and gooey cinnamon filling and glazed with a simple icing. These are perfect treats for picnics, tea parties, or cold rainy days when there’s nothing else to do but enjoy one with a hot cup of coffee. These will disappear in the blink of an eye.
Iced Cinnamon and Date Rolls [Vegan]
For the Dough:
- 1 1/4 cups non-dairy milk
- 1/2 cup caster sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup vegan butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon fast acting dry yeast
- 4 1/2 cups plain flour
For the Filling:
- 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons vegan butter
- 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3/4 finely sliced pitted dates
For the Icing:
- 1 1/4 cups icing sugar
- 2 tablespoons cold water
To Make the Dough:
- Heat the milk, sugar, salt, and butter on low heat until the butter has melted. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
- Mix together the flour and fast action dry yeast in a bowl. Pour the milk mixture into a separate large mixing bowl and sift in half the flour.
- Stir with a wooden spoon until well combined. Then sift in remaining flour and start to knead into a dough with your hands.
- Once the dough starts to form turn out on a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth for about 4 minutes. Cover with a damp tea towel and leave to rise for 1 hour.
To Make the Filling:
- To prepare the filling, melt the butter in a saucepan but do not boil. Turn off heat and stir in the sugar, sliced dates and cinnamon.
- Once the dough has risen, roll it out into a large rectangle, about 18×12 inches. Spread the filling evenly over the top of the dough.
- Take one of the longest edges and tightly roll the dough over itself until you reach the other end.
- When you have your long dough log, take a sharp knife and slice log into approximately 12 cinnamon rolls.
- Grease a high sided baking tray and place cinnamon rolls inside approximately 1/2-inch apart.
- Cover with a damp tea towel or plastic film and leave to rise for 1 more hour.
- Once risen, preheat oven to 390°F and bake cinnamon scrolls uncovered for 30 minutes, or until golden.
To Make the Icing and to Serve:
- Whisk up the icing ingredients together in a small bowl.
- Let cinnamon rolls cool for 15 minutes, then drizzle icing over the top.