I have such a fun treat to offer you. One of my future brides, Rachel, has a super cute, yummy, organic bakery focused on whole foods using all natural, sustainable ingredients - Figgy Bakery in Southern California. Right after my own heart!! She has so graciously offered up this recipe and blog post photographed by her good friend and talented photographer, Paige Jones. Coincidentally I am obsessed with Paige's gorgeous wedding and ombre wedding dress that I featured on the blog earlier this summer. Such a cute, creative pair these two! Of course it goes without saying that I can't wait to see what Rachel pulls together for her wedding day :)
Fall is here and we couldn't be more excited over here at Figgy! This means more Pumpkin, and Apple, and Spices, and Pies! This time of year, with all of the holidays ahead, is always the best time of the year to whip up homemade goods. Not only do they make for great gifts, they add a warm-feeling scent to your home (especially during the chilly months). Being that we love a good, healthy treat, here is our favorite dish during this festive month. Take a stab at these simple, yet elegant Cinnamon Rolls for your next holiday shin dig (or Christmas morning, eh?) that will be sure to impress.
Recipe: Cast Iron Apple Cinnamon Rolls
1 cup warm Water
1 packet Yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
4 tablespoons Organic Sugar, divided
4 cups Sprouted Grain Flour
1 1/2 teaspoons Salt
1/2 cup Coconut Oil
1 large Egg
2 teaspoons Pure Maple Syrup
1/2 cup melted Coconut Oil
1 cup Sucanat Sugar (or brown sugar)
2 tablespoons Organic Sugar
2 tablespoons Cinnamon
2 tablespoons Coconut Oil
2 tablespoons Sucanat (or Brown) Sugar
2 cups Powdered Sugar
1/2 cup Almond Milk
(Mix until full combined. Add more sugar or milk until you reach desired consistency.)
1) Combine Water, Yeast and 2 tablespoons of Organic Sugar in a small bowl. Let stand for 5 minutes. While waiting, combine 3 cups of Flour, 2 tablespoons Sugar, and salt. Whisk together.
2) In a mixer, combine Yeast mixture, Oil, Egg and Maple Syrup. Gradually add the Flour mixture, mixing very well after each addition. Add the last cup of Flour at the end to make the soft dough. Once dough forms, kneed on Flour-coated counter top for 3-5 minutes, or until smooth. Place dough in deep bowl, cover and let rise for 1 hour.
3) After 1 hour, punch down dough in the center, and let sit for 15 minutes.
4) Grease the cast iron pan with some oil. Combine Sucanat (or Brown) sugar and Cinnamon in a small bowl. On the floured surface, roll out the dough in a large rectangle, about 1/4" thick. Brush with melted Coconut Oil.
5) Make apples. Chop apples into small pieces. Heat skillet over medium heat, put Coconut Oil in Skillet. Add Apples to the skillet, then sprinkle with Brown Sugar and Cinnamon. Cook in skillet for about 5 minutes, continuously stirring. Remove, allow to somewhat cool before putting on dough.
6) Sprinkle the Cinnamon mixture on top, leaving about 1/2" border on sides. Scoop apples on top of sugar mixture. Tightly roll the dough, starting on the longer side. Cut into 1 1/2" slices with a string, then place in skillet. Stuff as many as you can in there, and then let sit for 1 more hour!
5) Preheat oven to 350F. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown! Pour glaze over top and serve!