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Cinamon Scrolls + life’s meaning, happiness, purpose.

I’ve been reflecting on life a lot lately. Hence, the need to make these fluffy Cinamon Scrolls. The name Scrolls came when I was rolling the dough and I thought how they seem reminiscent of in the olden days when someone would write on parchment paper, roll it up, tie it up with a string and store it.

cinamon scrolllss Anyways, back to the present and these Cinamon Scrolls.

Sometimes, when I’m caught in thinking, I feel the need to bake something that takes time. Can anyone relate to that? It’s as if along the process of mixing. rolling. rising. kneading. rising the dough. again. I come across the answers that seem to make sense of this thing we have called life.

 

So as my thoughts on life, and it’s meaning (the post on life’s meaning have moved here) manifested, the dough of these yummy Cinamon Scrolls were rising.

I adapted the recipe from Minimalist Baker. Here is the original recipe by the talented Dana.  The recipe for the dough was simple and so yummy, I only made minimal adjustments. Mainly I used a different flour and the apple raisin filling was my own.

Ingredients

For the DOUGH

3 cups wholemeal flour

1/2 cup vegan butter

A pinch of salt

1/4 cup of unrefined muscovado sugar + 1 Tbsp of unrefined muscovado sugar

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

2 Tbsp – 3 Tbsp cinamon

1 packet of instant yeast

 

For the APPLE RAISIN FILLING

3 apples, sliced like in the picture

A handful of raisins

Juice of 1 blood orange

Zest of the blood orange

A pinch of salt

 

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For the Vanilla Glaze (optional but so yummy to add to the Scrolls)

3 tsb of natural yogurt

1 cap of vanilla essence

1 tsb of maple syrup

A pinch of salt

 

Instructions

1. Warm up the almond milk and butter in a bowl, either in a pan on low heat or in a microwave in 30 second increments. Warm it up until the butter melts with the milk, but do not let the mixture boil.

2. Let the almond milk mixture cool, until it is lukewarm enough that you can dip a finger in it comfortably.

3. Pour the instant yeast into the mixture. Let it sit for 10 minutes or so for the yeast to activate. After 10 minutes, put in a pinch of salt and the tablespoon of sugar into the yeast mixture and stir.

4. Gently pour 1/2 cup at a time the flour into the yeast mixture and mix it gently. Do this until the flour is finished. As you incorporate the flour through, it should feel almost light to the touch, this means that the yeast is working.

5. Using your hands, pour the flour mixture into a clean, slightly oiled surface and gently knead it into a loose ball.

6. Oil the same bowl you were mixing the flour in and put the dough back in place. Cover it with cling film and let it rise for an hour or so, or until it is doubled in size. See photo below.

 

cinamon scroll 1 cinamon 2 cinamon 3 7. While the dough is rising. Begin slicing up your apples into half slices like in the photo above. I used red apples, I think their sweetness complements nicely the cinamon flavour.

8. In a pan, squeeze the juice of one blood orange with its zest. Put in a pinch of salt and stir. Put in the apple slices in, stir it around gently, and let it simmer until the apple slices are soft enough to bend. This will take around 10 minutes or so. Place the apple slices on a plate or wooden board and let it cool.

9. Back to the dough. Gently pour the dough that has risen onto an oiled surface. Spread it until a wide rectangle. Mix the cinamon with the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar. Brush the dough with oil / butter. I used coconut oil. Sprinkle the cinamon sugar on top of the dough.

10. Using a sharp knife, slice the cinamon sprinled dough width-wise into 8 – 10 or so long rectangle slices. Each slice should be wide enough to place an apple slice. See photo above. Place the apple slices and raisin alternately on each slice.

11. Starting on one side, roll each slice until the end. Place each Cinamon Scroll into a well buttered / oiled pan.

cinamon scrolls

12. Cover it again with cling film and let the Scrolls rise as you heat up the oven to 180 Celsius.

13. When the oven is hot, and when the Scrolls has doubled in size and until the gaps between each Scroll has closed, place it in the oven.

14. Bake for approximately 25 – 30 minutes. When it is ready, the top should be nicely crisped, almost golden brown. Let it cool slightly.

15. Make the vanilla glaze. This is not required, but adds a nice extra layer of flavour to the already tasty cinamon scrolls. If you do make it, pour generously on top of the Cinamon Scrolls.

16. Serve immediately.

 

cinamon icing

I hope you enjoy the post on my thoughts on life, fulfillment, and finding a sense of meaning / purpose. I felt it was important to share. It’s important we don’t get caught up chasing after things that leaves us empty, but live and commit our time in doing things that leaves us deeply fulfilled. Feel free to comment below on what your thoughts are on finding meaning / purpose based on your own experiences in life. I would love to know and connect with you!

If you make these Cinamon Scrolls, be sure to tag @wellnesstogo #wellnesstogo, I love seeing your yummy creations!

 

Much love,
Gaby

 

I like eating from the inside out. Peeling the outside layers and saving the center bit for last :)

I like eating from the inside out. Peeling the outside layers and saving the center bit for last 🙂

 

cinamon scrolling

 

Cinamon Scrolls + life's meaning, happiness, purpose.
 
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Vegan, healthy, fluffy, warming Cinamon Scrolls!
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Healthy, Vegan
Serves: 8 - 10
Ingredients
  • For the DOUGH
  • 3 cups wholemeal flour
  • ½ cup vegan butter
  • A pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup of unrefined muscovado sugar + 1 Tbsp of unrefined muscovado sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp - 3 Tbsp cinamon
  • 1 packet of instant yeast
  • For the APPLE RAISIN FILLING
  • 3 apples, sliced like in the picture
  • A handful of raisins
  • Juice of 1 blood orange
  • Zest of the blood orange
  • A pinch of salt
  • For the Vanilla Glaze (optional but so yummy to add to the Scrolls)
  • 3 tsb of natural yogurt
  • 1 cap of vanilla essence
  • 1 tsb of maple syrup
  • A pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Warm up the almond milk and butter in a bowl, either in a pan on low heat or in a microwave in 30 second increments. Warm it up until the butter melts with the milk, but do not let the mixture boil.
  2. Let the almond milk mixture cool, until it is lukewarm enough that you can dip a finger in it comfortably.
  3. Pour the instant yeast into the mixture. Let it sit for 10 minutes or so for the yeast to activate. After 10 minutes, put in a pinch of salt and the tablespoon of sugar into the yeast mixture and stir.
  4. Gently pour ½ cup at a time the flour into the yeast mixture and mix it gently. Do this until the flour is finished. As you incorporate the flour through, it should feel almost light to the touch, this means that the yeast is working.
  5. Using your hands, pour the flour mixture into a clean, slightly oiled surface and gently knead it into a loose ball.
  6. Oil the same bowl you were mixing the flour in and put the dough back in place. Cover it with cling film and let it rise for an hour or so, or until it is doubled in size. See photo below.
  7. While the dough is rising. Begin slicing up your apples into half slices like in the photo above. I used red apples, I think their sweetness complements nicely the cinamon flavour.
  8. In a pan, squeeze the juice of one blood orange with its zest. Put in a pinch of salt and stir. Put in the apple slices in, stir it around gently, and let it simmer until the apple slices are soft enough to bend. This will take around 10 minutes or so. Place the apple slices on a plate or wooden board and let it cool.
  9. Back to the dough. Gently pour the dough that has risen onto an oiled surface. Spread it until a wide rectangle. Mix the cinamon with the remaining ¼ cup of sugar. Brush the dough with oil / butter. I used coconut oil. Sprinkle the cinamon sugar on top of the dough.
  10. Using a sharp knife, slice the cinamon sprinled dough width-wise into 8 - 10 or so long rectangle slices. Each slice should be wide enough to place an apple slice. See photo above. Place the apple slices and raisin alternately on each slice.
  11. Starting on one side, roll each slice until the end. Place each Cinamon Scroll into a well buttered / oiled pan.
  12. Cover it again with cling film and let the Scrolls rise as you heat up the oven to 180 Celsius.
  13. When the oven is hot, and when the Scrolls has doubled in size and until the gaps between each Scroll has closed, place it in the oven.
  14. Bake for approximately 25 - 30 minutes. When it is ready, the top should be nicely crisped, almost golden brown. Let it cool slightly.
  15. Make the vanilla glaze. This is not required, but adds a nice extra layer of flavour to the already tasty cinamon scrolls. If you do make it, pour generously on top of the Cinamon Scrolls.
  16. Serve immediately.

 

2 Comments

  1. Berta.karaim@gmail.com'
    Berta says

    Yes, baking is the best way to relieve stress and send away gloominess!
    I’m so glad you took your time to write this post! For reasons I don’t think I should share on the Internet, I found the part about another person not being able to receive your gift very true and helpful.
    At the moment I believe that one’s purpose in life is to live for others, so that whatever you do benefits others. However, this also involves taking care of and loving yourself because unless you do that for yourself, you won’t be able to do it for others 🙂

    • I believe too that our purpose in life is tied to the greater good of being of service to others! Finding the balance between taking care of myself and giving to others took me a while to get to, I do find that when I take care of myself better, I am at a better place to give to others. It’s a delicate balance that I’m still learning every day. Yes, a person will always be able to receive what we want to give when they themselves are at the place in their lifetime open to receive it. I think that’s the time that our gift will have the most impact in their lives 🙂

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