Soft, Berry-licious, Cinnamony, and Rolled

I am a really long winded recipe describer)
the super soft dough:

2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
4 cup flour
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

the gooey filling:

6oz berries - I used half blueberries and half blackberries
1/4 cup (ish) berry preserves - I used french black raspberry preserves that I happened to have on hand
the juice of a small lime (half a lemon would work too)
a few tablespoons of flour

"dry" filling:

dollops of soft butter
brown sugar

what I put on top:
marshmallow fluff - Oh, yes I did! (I didn't have any powdered sugar to make icing, and didn't have cream cheese either, but there was a need for a frosting of some kind and marshmallow fluff worked)


warm milk slowly in the microwave in a big microwave safe bowl
you want it to be warm, not really "hot", because you will be dissolving the oil+sugar+yeast in it
when you think that it's the right temperature,go ahead and do that, add them to the milk 
wisk it all together and then leave it to sit for a few minutes 

while you are waiting, get out a saucepan and put in all of the stuff for the gooey filling, except for the flour, you won't know how much of that you need for a bit, ok??
mash up that berry, jam, lime mixture as you have it on MED/ LOW on the stove
bubble bubble
mix in a few tablespoons of flour
and remove from heat and just leave it sitting there until you need it later
that really only should have taken a few minutes to make, right?

back to the dough
add 4 cups of flour
cover with a clean kitchen towel and place somewhere warmish and not drafty and where no curious kids or dogs are going to mess with it for an entire hour - 1 whole hour!

-now the funny part-
wash your hands
resolve yourself that they will be getting messy and rinsed off a bunch
take the dough and sprinkle the rest of the dough ingredients onto it
(that is, more flour, bp, bs, salt)
then mix them in with your hands

grease a 9x13 baking pan
divide the dough in half
roll the first half out into a big ol' thin rectangle - use a little extra flour to help
isn't the dough soft? I love it
add about half of the gooey mix on top
then sprinkle on a bunch of cinnamon and brown all over
dollop bits of soft butter
and then get your hands really messy mixing it all together 

rinse off your hands

roll the rectangle as tight as you can into a big gooey, messy, long roll
try to keep as much of the filling in as possible
cut into 1in pieces and place into the baking pan

Do it all again!
they will all just barely fit into the pan. it's great.

wash your hands, again

cover the rolls and let sit for 30 minutes - sorry, it matters

bake at 375 for 20ish minutes - check them around 18 -I live at high altitude and have a gas oven, so you should really, um, not believe that your oven is like mine

while they are still warm, spread marshmallow fluff all over them, about an entire jar is about enough
then lightly sprinkle with a little more cinnamon - 'cause it's pretty

1 comment:

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