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Maple Bourbon Glazed Orange & Cardamom Sweet Rolls

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Drizzle the maple bourdon glaze over this orange cardamom sweet roll recipe and make 6 large soft & fluffy sweet rolls. An easy quick bread recipe so no yeast required! Perfect grab and go breakfast or a sweet dinner roll. An excellent snack too. Skip the maple bourbon glaze and drizzle honey over them instead. An all-around great sweet roll recipe for any day of the week or addition to holiday meal.
Sweet Rolls: 372 calories, 78.4g Carbs, 3.7g Fat, 6.2g Protein
Glaze: 105 calories, 26.9g Carbs, 0g Fat, 0g Protein
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, dessert, Indian
Servings 6 large rolls
Calories 477 kcal

Equipment

  • sieve
  • whisk
  • mortar and pestle
  • electric spice grinder (optional)
  • large mixing bowl
  • 6 cup deep muffin baking tray (metal non-stick pan recommended)

Ingredients
  

Orange & Cardamom Sweet Rolls

  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • cups brown sugar or light brown sugar (packed)
  • 4 cardamom seeds (after ground is ¼tsp)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp dried orange peels
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 4 tbs Mayonnaise of choice ( I used avocado oil based mayo)
  • 1 cup milk of choice (I used Fa'rlife fat free milk for higher protein), divided

Maple Bourbon Glaze

  • cup brown sugar or light brown sugar (packed)
  • cup bourbon infused maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

Orange & Cardamom Sweet Rolls

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and grease muffin baking tray or baking tray of choice.
  • Use a sieve and introduce two cups of flour into a large mixing bowl
  • Add the 2 teaspoons of baking powder to flour
  • Use a mortar and pestle to grind 4 cardamom seeds and 1/4 tsp of dried orange peel (use a pre-made spice version from spices isle in grocery store) into a fine powder
  • Add to flour mixture along with 1/4 teaspoon of ground clove and salt.
  • Use a sieve and introduce the packed brown sugar into the dry ingredients by rubbing your hand around the bottom of the sieve and pushing the sugar through. This is to avoid a clumpy dough.
  • Use a whisk and fully incorporate all dry ingredients.
  • (optional) Sieve all dry ingredients once more and use an electric spice grinder to make any remaining pieces into a finer powder-like texture.
  • Add 4 tbsp mayonnaise to your dry ingredients.
  • Add ½ cup of milk and using a spoon mix the wet and dry ingredients together. It will be very crumbly with a lot of dry left over.
  • Add remaining milk and continue to mix until fully incorporated. A very sticky dough is the result.
  • Wash hands with water and with very wet hands scoop one section of dough, roll into a ball shape, and place onto greased baking tray (in this case in muffin tin).
  • To avoid losing dough, repeat all steps above for each of the 6 rolls including washing excess dough from hands in between each individual roll.
  • Bake at 350°F for 22 minutes. A toothpick will come out clean at this stage.
  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes and remove from muffin tin.
  • Place on cooling rack and allow to cool for 5 minutes and add maple bourbon glaze.

Maple Bourbon Glaze

  • Add all ingredients to mixing bowl.
  • Stir
  • Microwave 15 seconds
  • Stir again
  • Drizzle over hot sweet rolls immediately
  • Serve immediately. Refrigerates well. Enjoy cold or warmed in microwave.
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