Sweet and Savory Rolls

There’s nothing like the smell of warm, gooey cinnamon rolls in the oven. Or fresh garlic bread. Let’s face it, carbs are delish!

What do you do if you’re snowed in and just want to stuff your face with warm bread? Make it!

The basic starter recipe for soft, yummy dough is the same for all 4 of these rolls.

They are quick, tasty, and very simple. They can be used for appetizers, desserts, sides, or snacks!

Here are the simple steps to turning a basic dough into 4 different ideas- cinnamon rolls, sticky cranberry almond rolls with orange glaze, garlic bread spirals, and tomato basil spirals!

Let’s start with the dough!

Fill a small bowl with:

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 T sugar
  • 1 pack active dry yeast (1/4 oz)

Let sit for 5 minutes, while gathering into a large bowl:

  • 2 cups white flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 t salt

After 5 minutes is over, mix everything together. Let sit in bowl and rise an additional 15-20 minutes. Keep flour handy for remaining steps.

Prepare work station by placing plastic wrap over your workspace, and covering it with flour. Roll half the dough into a thin layer. Note: dough will be sticky, you may need to use plenty of extra flour.

Once you have a thin layer, cover it with:

  • 2 T Vegan butter (I like Earth Balance vegan buttery sticks or Miyokos cultured vegan butter)
  • Generous pinch salt

Now, we’re ready to begin adding flavors!!! You can create your own, or follow one below:

Cinnamon Rolls

  • 2 T brown sugar (substitute white sugar if you don’t have brown)
  • 1 t cinnamon (more to taste)

Icing (for after baking):

  • 1 cup powered sugar
  • 1 T plant milk (I use vanilla soy)
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • Dash of cinnamon

Cranberry Almond Sticky Rolls with Orange Glaze

  • 2 T powered sugar
  • 1/2 t cinnamon
  • Dried cranberries
  • Slivered almonds

Glaze (for after baking):

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 T fresh orange juice

Garlic Bread Spirals

  • Garlic powder
  • Paprika
  • Italian herbs

After baking, top with vegan butter.

Tomato Basil

  • Garlic powder
  • Paprika
  • 2 T Marinara sauce
  • Fresh basil leaves

After baking, top with vegan butter

Now, we roll!

From the bottom, roll into a log. Add more flour as needed, if it is too sticky.

Using a serrated bread knife, gently saw into 1 inch thick slices. Place into lightly greased round cake pan.

Allow to sit and rise as you preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Once the rolls rise to fill the pan, bake for 17-20 minutes. Glaze and serve warm!

The sweet rolls are perfectly paired with coffee or tea, and the savory are delightful dipped in marinara sauce!

Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the fridge, about a week.

Another option:

Once your dough is rolled, instead of slicing you can press into greased pan flat. Bake 18-20 mins and slice into sections. Serve drizzled with glaze.

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