Faux Baker: Part 6

From a reader, cgajen09 –

Improv method for tasty cinnnamon rolls 😀

I read this article and loved the idea and now i’m reading it again so i remember how to do it right. however i was camping last weekend, and I didn’t have the nifty punched out circle or the coil or well anything close, so i improvised cause i wanted cinnamon rolls!

I used the same basic idea as in this I poured about half an inch of water into the bottom of my pot, then took the plate from my mess kit, flipped it upside down, and dropped it in, lite the flame and I was done 😀

You can see the basic idea here as we let all the steam escape for the sake or documenting the event 😛

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Now the real reason I had to make these is cause they are my boyfriend’s favorite food and when they were done he was just giggling like a little girl, cause he thought they were so good. And cause he told me I wouldn’t be able to make them from scratch on the trail. Well, he was wrong! 😉 And yes, they were extremely tasty!

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Just a tip if you try this: like simple physics will explain because the metal plate expands as it warms up from the boiling water underneath it. When cleaning up I couldn’t get it out right away. Wait a few minutes then pour some cold water around the edges and it should pop out.

in case you’re interested here is the recipe I used, but its huge so I’m only going to use 2/3 of it next time I cook for just two.

Prepare a basic Pizza Crust (below). Separately prepare streusel filing:
2 Tbsp Flour
½ cup Sugar (white or brown)
¼ cup Chopped Walnuts
2 tsp Cinnamon
2 Tbsp Butter or Oil

Stretch dough into a long rectangle. Cover with streusel mix. Roll up and
slice into 4 – 6 rolls. Arrange in pan and bake approximately 10 minutes or until desired done-ness

Pizza Crust:
2/3 cup Warm Water
1 tsp Sugar
2 cups Flour (approx.)
1 pkg Active dry Yeast
2 Tbsp Oil
½ tsp Salt
Blend ingredients, then mix in warm, not hot, water.
Once blended, knead about 5 minutes (if the dough is sticky add more
flour), then stretch into the pan. Rise 5 – 15 minutes.

Optional icing:

Mix powered sugar and water until desired consistency is reached.

ENJOY!

-Jen

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