The MN State Fair is open, so the annual food-on-a-stick showdown has begun. This is an update of an old post–a few years ago, Jeff and I presented our bread methods and introduced our latest and greatest achievement; Bread-on-a-Stick at booth run by St. Agnes Baking Company, in the Creative Arts Building.
Here is how to make the mini cinnamon rolls-on-a-stick:
Preheat oven to 350° and grease 24 mini muffin tins.
Roll out a 1 pound piece of dough (master, brioche, challah, whole wheat, buttermilk or any of your favorites will work).
It should be about 1/4″ thick and as rectangular as you can manage.
Sprinkle on a generous amount of brown sugar(about 1/2 cup) and sprinkle with about 1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon. Make sure you get right to the edges, but leave a 1/2″ along one of the long edges. Roll the dough into a log starting at the long edge.
Seal the log by pinching the dough along the seam.
Stretch the dough until it is just thicker than a broom stick.
Snip off 3/4″ discs with a pair of kitchen scissors.
Place in a well greased mini-muffin tin. Let rise for about 45 minutes. Bake for about 15 minutes. Remove from pan immediately before the caramel hardens. Makes about 24 mini cinnamon rolls.
To celebrate the Fair put the cinnamon rolls on wooden skewers and drizzle with icing. (I just mixed together powdered sugar and heavy whipping cream until it was as thick as cake batter.)