I have been holding onto a little bit of Golden Road’s 329 Days of Sun lager since I have last made citrus cupcakes. I had a yearning to make cinnamon rolls from scratch, so it’s time to experiment with some old beer and see if I can make some Golden Rolls!
These cinnamon rolls are amazing, however probably too big. The cinnamon-sugar-to-dough ratio made it somewhat inconsistent, making some bites more flavorful than others. By simply making the rolls smaller, you will get more consistent flavors per bite. I also didn’t have powdered sugar at my disposal so I created my own using sugar and corn starch and blending them together. This left me with a very granular icing. However, using actual powdered sugar will solve this problem.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit. Grease a baking sheet.
- Mix flour, baking powder, 1/4 cup of butter, and salt in a bowl.
- Add Golden Road 329 Lager and whole milk in with the dry ingredients. Use an electric mixer to mix the ingredients together. Mixed dough shouldn't be too sticky. If so, add more flour.
- Place cloth or plastic wrap over the dough and put it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Melt the remaining butter into a bowl. Pour the remaining sugar and cinnamon powder onto a plate (spread it out).
- On a relatively roomy countertop (or giant cutting board), spread out some flour. Take dough out of fridge. Five-finger pinch the dough and create a tiny ball. With an ironing pin, flatten the dough onto floured surface and then roll it up to form a snake-like shape.
- Dip the dough into the butter, making sure the butter hits every surface area. Then dip the dough into the sugar and cinnamon concoction.
- Fold dough in half. Pinch at the middle, and twist. Roll the dough over in a circular motion to create a roll. Repeat these steps until you run out of dough (or fill up a pan).
- Place in oven. Bake for 14-16 minutes or until golden brown.
- Icing time: mix powdered sugar, butter and vanilla. Stir in water (one tablespoon at a time) until smooth and thick (you want a viscosity of maple syrup). Drizzle onto cinnamon rolls.