I think one of my absolute most favourite things is Gingerbread. Gingerbread cake. Gingerbread loaf. Gingerbread Cookies. Gingerbread Brownies . . . and NOW these scrumptious Gingerbread Rolls! Yes, Gingerbread rolls!
I have taken the concept of my mom's quick cinnamon rolls . . . and switched it out to make Gingerbread Rolls. I did this by incorporating gingerbread flavours into the biscuit/scone base . . . the buttery/sugary filling . . . and into that sweet sticky glaze.
Just look at that . . . one of the main ingredients of a good gingerbread is molasses or dark treacle. I used a tablespoon of that mixed into the milk and egg for the dough . . . along with a combination of traditional gingerbread spices. That way the biscuit scone base not only smells heavenly when it's baking . . . but it gives you a bit of a gingerbread kick when you bite into them.
Then there is the filling with even more gingerbread flavoured goodness . . . butter . . . two kinds of brown sugar, light and dark, for more of that treacle like flavour and no less than four of the warm baking spices, ginger being the main one. Oh, and a bit of lemon zest because well . . . ginger and lemon are a marriage made in heaven.
You only need to eat a slice of my World's Best Gingerbread Cake with Lemon sauce to know how very true that is! But I digress . . .
They bake up nice and fluffy . . . crisp on the outside, sweet spicy filling . . . but the gingerbread goodness doesn't stop there. The final touch of gingerbread deliciousness is the crowning glory of it's full on gingerbread flavoured glaze that is drizzled over the warm buns. Can you spell SPECTACULAR???
*Gingerbread Rolls*Makes 12
I love the flavours of Gingerbread and so I thought I would convert my favourite cinnamon roll into a gingerbread roll. Not a yeast roll, but more like a quick bread, or rolled scone. These are wow!
For the dough:
4 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
75g of butter, cut into bits (1/3 cup)
1 tsp molasses or treaclefew drops of cinnamon extract