New England Fog Cinnamon Bread with Winter Citrus + Honey Whipped Mascarpone Milk
New England Fog Cinnamon Bread with Winter Citrus + Honey Whipped Mascarpone Milk
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 45 mins
 

Cinnamon rolls or buns |presumably| originated in Sweden and are called – kanelbulle |literally meaning cinnamon bun|. These rolls are airy and are shaped into delicate little flowers as if to welcome Spring. I added a touch of earl grey tea after my favorite cozy beverage - London Fog; and I added a bit of zest from my favorite winter citrus. To top them all off, I whipped up a light mascarpone cheese with a touch of honey and raw cow’s milk.

Servings: 12
Ingredients
New England Fog Dough ||
  • 1/2 Cup Earl Grey Tea |Strong + Black|
  • 1/2 Cup Milk |Between 125 + 130 Degrees|
  • 2 1/2 Teaspoons Active Dry Yeast |One Packet|
  • 1/4 Cup Local Honey |I use Raw|
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 3 1/2 Cups All-Purpose King Arthur Flour |Or Preferred Brand|
  • 2 Farm Fresh Eggs |Room Temperature|
  • Blood Orange Zest |From 1/2 an Orange|
  • 1/4 Cup Unsalted Sweet Cream Butter |Room Temperature|
Filling ||
  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Sweet Cream Butter |Room Temperature|
  • 4 Tablespoons Cinnamon
  • 1 Cup Light Brown Sugar
Honey Whipped Mascarpone Milk ||
  • 8 Ounces Mascarpone Cheese
  • Blood Orange Zest |From 1/2 an Orange|
  • 3 Tablespoons Local Honey |I use Raw|
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Bean Paste |Optional|
Instructions
Method for New England Fog Dough ||
  1. Brew a very strong 1/2 cup of earl grey tea and set aside to cool.

  2. Measure milk in a glass, liquid measuring cup. Pour milk into small pot and heat to 125 to 130 degree Fahrenheit; then pour the milk back into the glass liquid measuring cup and insert a baking thermometer. When the thermometer reads between 125 and 130 degrees Fahrenheit whisk in the yeast, honey, and salt into the milk. Set the glass measuring cup aside to allow the yeast to react and become frothy - approximately 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile place flour, eggs, orange zest, and butter into a large bowl. Once the glass measuring cup containing the yeast mixture has a thick layer of foam on top, pour it into the flour mixture and mix with a wooden spoon until everything is well incorporated.
  4. Turn dough onto floured surface and knead into a smooth ball for approximately 7 minutes. Place the smooth ball back in to the bowl and cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Place the bowl in a warm location and let the dough rest for one hour; or until doubled in size.
  5. Then roll the dough out onto well floured surface and cut into circles. I used a lid from a large Mason jar to cut the dough into circles. I placed all the circles aside until all the dough was all used up. I used three circles for each roll. Butter each circle, then dust with cinnamon and sugar mixture. Place the edge of each circle over the other, just slightly overlapping. Then roll the circles up and slice in half - creating two rolls. The uncut side of the roll will be misshapen, gently open the folds to create the appearance of a flower.

  6. Bake the rolls in a muffin pan; or in a sheet pan for approximately 15 minutes; or until golden. Top with honey whipped mascarpone milk while warm.
Method for Filling ||
  1. Place butter into small bowl and set aside. The butter will be used to spread on the prepared dough.

    New England Fog Cinnamon Bread with Winter Citrus + Honey Whipped Mascarpone Milk
  2. Place cinnamon and sugar into small bowl and set aside. The cinnamon and sugar will be used to dust over the layer of butter.
Method for Honey Whipped Mascarpone Milk ||
  1. Place mascarpone cheese, orange zest, honey, milk, and vanilla bean paste into medium sized bowl and whip with a whisk until smooth.

    New England Fog Cinnamon Bread with Winter Citrus + Honey Whipped Mascarpone Milk
  2. Pour over warm bread and enjoy!
xox HOMEMAYD by Noella May