It's a bit of cheat today as I'm re-blogging something from last year's Mofo but I'm time short and it seemed to fit well with the prompt. Here we have a recipe that's a fusion of baked goods - there's the flavours of the German Black Forest Gateaux teamed with an American style Cinnamon roll (minus the cinnamon). To further add to the fusion I would recommend serving these with a pot of good old British tea rather than coffee!
I based my recipe on this Easy Cinnamon Roll recipe from Minimalist Baker.
1 packet of instant yeast
1 cup of soya milk
1/2 a cup of vegan margarine + 3 tablespoons
1/4 teaspooon of salt
3 cups of plain flour
1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon of sugar (I used Coconom coconut sugar)
50g of dark chocolate
50g of dried cherries, chopped in half
Seeds from inside a vanilla pod
Black Forest Chocolate Icing Sugar from Sugar and Crumbs
Heat the milk and half a cup of margarine together until melted. Let it cool until just warm and pour into a mixing bowl. Sprinkle on the yeast and leave for a few minutes. Then add 1 tablespoon of sugar and the salt and stir. Mix in the flour half a cup at a time. Transfer to a floured surface and knead for a few minutes. Wash out the bowl, grease it with sunflower oil, put the dough back in and cover with clingfilm.
Leave the dough to rise for an hour, it will double in size. Then roll it out to form a thin rectangle. Melt 3 tablespoons of margarine in a pan and stir in the vanilla seeds.
Brush some of the margarine and vanilla mixture over the surface of the dough and sprinkle with the coconut sugar. Then scatter the chopped chocolate and dried cherries over the surface. Roll the dough up into a long sausage shape and then use a serrated knife to cut it into 10 rolls.
Brush the rolls with the remaining margarine and vanilla mixture. Pop these into a pre-heated oven of 180C/ 350F for 25-30 minutes. Don't worry if there's a bit of space around the rolls are you can see these filled out and filled the whole dish during cooking.
I let them cool then I made a simple icing using the Black Forest Chocolate icing sugar and cold water and then simply drizzled this over the rolls as a glaze.
Enjoy with a pot of tea!
I have loved this year's Mofo. It's definitely been one of my favourites and I'm so glad I decided to join in despite not signing up to the blog roll. I've found some great new to me blogs and had so much inspiration. Thank you to everyone who has read my posts and left comments, it means a lot.