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🍞 Master the Art of Sourdough Discard Cinnamon Rolls 🥐

Learn how to make delicious sourdough discard cinnamon rolls with this step-by-step guide. Gather your ingredients, mix the dough, shape the rolls, bake, frost, and serve!

Master the Art of Sourdough Discard Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients for sourdough discard cinnamon rolls laid out on a kitchen counter
Prepare Your Ingredients
Gather all your ingredients. You'll need sourdough discard, flour, sugar, butter, cinnamon, and a few other pantry staples. Make sure your discard is at room temperature for best results.
Hands mixing the dough in a large bowl
Mix the Dough
Combine your sourdough discard, flour, and other ingredients as per the recipe to form a dough. The dough should be soft and slightly sticky.
Dough covered with a cloth and resting on a countertop
Let the Dough Rest
Cover the dough and let it rest for a while. This allows the gluten to relax and makes the dough easier to roll out.
Dough being rolled out and spread with butter and cinnamon sugar
Roll and Fill the Dough
Roll out the dough into a rectangle. Spread softened butter over the dough, then sprinkle with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.
Dough being rolled and cut into individual cinnamon rolls
Shape the Rolls
Roll the dough tightly from one end to the other, then cut into individual rolls. Arrange the rolls in a baking dish.
Golden-brown cinnamon rolls baking in the oven
Bake the Cinnamon Rolls
Bake the rolls in a preheated oven until they're golden brown and deliciously fragrant. Allow them to cool slightly before frosting.
Frosting being spread on warm cinnamon rolls
Frost and Serve
Spread your favorite frosting over the warm cinnamon rolls. Serve and enjoy the fruits of your labor!

There's something incredibly satisfying about making your own bread, especially when it's as delicious and comforting as sourdough discard cinnamon rolls. The process of combining simple ingredients, watching the dough rise, and finally, the aroma that fills your kitchen as the rolls bake, it's all part of the magical journey of bread making.

Our step-by-step guide above walks you through the process of creating these scrumptious treats. But let's delve a little deeper into the world of sourdough baking and understand why these rolls are so special.

Why Sourdough Discard?

As sourdough bakers, we're always looking for creative ways to use our discard. It's a waste-free solution that adds a unique flavor and texture to baked goods. In the case of cinnamon rolls, the sourdough discard gives them a slight tanginess that balances the sweetness of the cinnamon and sugar. It's a match made in heaven! If you're interested in other ways to use your discard, check out our guide on making sourdough crackers.

Perfecting Your Cinnamon Rolls

Creating the perfect cinnamon roll is an art. It's about achieving the right balance between the soft, fluffy dough, the sweet, spicy filling, and the creamy frosting. Our guide above provides you with the basic steps, but for a more detailed look at the process, don't miss our comprehensive article on making sourdough discard cinnamon rolls.

Expand Your Sourdough Repertoire

Once you've mastered the art of sourdough discard cinnamon rolls, why not try your hand at other sourdough discard recipes? From sourdough French toast for a hearty breakfast to a sourdough pizza dough for a delicious dinner, there's a world of possibilities waiting for you. And if you're in the mood for something sweet, our sourdough doughnuts are a must-try.

So, are you ready to embark on your sourdough baking journey? With a little patience, practice, and a lot of love, you'll be creating delicious sourdough discard cinnamon rolls and more in no time. Happy baking!