"Americans would call these cinnamon rolls--but this version is the original Danish version and it's absolutely wonderful. They are traditionally served with coffee or tea at Christmas time, and they are to die for!" — malene_2
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warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
3 (0.6 ounce) cakes
6 1/2 tablespoons
butter, room temperature
all-purpose flour, or as needed
Don't shy away from cardamom!!!! it's your friend. Not many people know its in the ginger family, it's strong! and earthy, and slightly citrus in taste. That 1/2 tea. really make these pop! Make sure you butter and eggs are at room temperature. Forgot to take them out of the fridge? Just pop them on top of a pre-heating oven for 30 min.
Active dry yeast works just great if you don't have cake yeast. Made this spur of the moment when I just wanted to bake something quick and easy.
Also: I will always substitute a light brown sugar for white granulated sugar in regards to dough . But thats just me.
I thought it would taste like a typical cinnamon roll but it wasn't very sweet and didn't have much cinnamon flavor either. The bread also was a little dense although I did like the cardamom. I thought something with 2 sticks of butter in it would taste a little richer...
Very good, fast and easy recipe. Substituted 2 packages of dry yeast instead of cake yeast. Definitely will make this recipe again. Did not use cardamom, as I did not have any. Added sugar glaze when the rolls were cool. Next time will try spreading on the butter and sprinkle on the sugar and cinnamon.
Instead of making rolls for this recipe, I decided to save a little time by rolling out the dough, adding the filling inside, and then braiding the bread by cutting the sides of the dough a third of the way in on each side and alternately folding each side to the middle. I also drizzled an orange glaze over the top of the bread after it was done baking: 2 Tbls 1/2 & 1/2, 2 Tbls orange juice, zest from 1 orange, and powdered sugar until desired consistency. The result is a blend of cardamom and orange heaven and a beautifully browned loaf that is sure to impress.
I just baked these rolls and they are very nice. They were easy to prepare and came out very light and fluffy. I followed the recipe exactly, except I lessen the cinnamon a bit. I made a basic icing from warm milk and powered sugar. Everyone here really enjoyed them with hot tea.
This recipe is a keeper. The cardamom is there but subtle; there's not an overwhelming sweetness but a great balance of sweet combined with the softness of the breading/dough.
Using cake yeast is a bit expensive (first time I've purchased it) but well worth it; it makes the dough's texture distinct when biting into it.
I've never bought a cinnamon roll/snail this good. Really.
verry good!!! double the filling, wasnt enough for me.. also, when u decrease the temp to 350, only bake for 8 more min..PERFECTION!!
Mine didn't come out quite so pretty, since I had a bit of trouble layering the two sheets of dough. Perhaps next time I'll simply roll them each on their own to get prettier results. The taste was great! It was fun making them, and they made the kitchen smell divine. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Danish Cinnamon Snails
Serving Size: 1/15 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 15
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 289
** Calories from Fat: 130
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