Texas Country Cooking

Texas Country Cooking

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sourdough Cooking

I posted pictures on facebook a couple of weeks back of sourdough cinnamon rolls I made.  They were okay but the sourdough didn't really create a good cinnamon roll.  However, I did have a few ask for the recipe so I am posting it here.  I used a basic sourdough bread recipe, rolled it out, spread softened butter over the dough, then sprinkled a cinnamon/sugar mixture over the butter; rolled the dough up on the long edge and used dental floss to cut the cinnamon rolls.  Dental floss is a trick I learned a long time ago.  It cuts through the dough (makes you wonder about your gums doesn't it?) without squeezing out all the good stuff in the middle.  I baked them for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees and then immediately spread a nice glaze made with cream, powdered sugar and vanilla over the hot rolls.

Here is the bread recipe~

Granny's Sourdough Bread
2 cups of "fed" sourdough starter
2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup oil
6-7 cups flour (work in gradually; only enough flour to achieve a soft, elastic dough)

Mix first five ingredients together.  Add flour, one cup at a time, until you have soft dough but not sticky.  Knead well and place in a large bowl.  Place a towel on top, place in a warm area** and allow to rise until doubled in size.

Pour dough out onto well floured surface, divide into 3 equal parts and form loaves.  Place in well oiled or sprayed loaf pans and cover with towel.  Place in warm area and allow to rise until doubled.  Bake in 350 degree oven until well browned - about 30-35 minutes.  Turn out onto wire racks, cool and enjoy!