Sunday, December 24, 2023

Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls


If you live/ have lived in Luxembourg you know the eggnog drink that appears every year by the end of October / beginning of November in the local supermarkets. I have to admit, when the days get shorter, the temperature drops and the only thing you want to do is snuggle up in your home and enjoy comforting hot or cold drinks Luxlait's Egg Nog has always been one of my favorite. 

Even as a kid I couldn't await the moment when eggnog finally did its reappearance in the shelves, and so I think I can say this is the seasonal product that I've consumed most in my entire life. I cannot recall the number of packs I've drank over the years, but its been loads. Even when I had covid and didn't taste a damn thing, I still kept up the tradition. Obviously it didn't kick as good during these days, but there's something about the texture that also makes it a comforting drink. 

Fast forward to 2021, when I developed another culinary obsession: CINNAMON ROLLS. I've always loved a good cinnamon bun, but I had one in particular that made my taste buds go wild. The ratio of the icing, dough and cinnamon sugar mix was perfect, so I took one home for the next day as well. It was around Christmas time as well, so I had the bun with my beloved eggnog (Yeah I know, in terms of sugar every GP would start yelling at me) and I thought to myself. This is it!! There has to be a Christmas edition for the classic cinnamon roll. What about putting that delicious Luxlait egg nog into the dough and the icing and look what's going to happen. I tell you what happened: the perfect seasonal cinnamon roll was born. 

So I teamed up with Luxlait, the Luxembourgish dairy company which makes my favorite egg nog drink, and told them that I've created the perfect Christmas breakfast item. When to enjoy a good egg nog cinnamon bun? Well, during the jolly season, on Christmas morning and after Christmas with all your leftover egg nog (I know you too stocked up a bit as it's going to disappear real soon!)

For 12 buns you'll need:

500g flour
2 tsp brown sugar
7g dry yeast
1 pinch salt
150 ml Luxlait egg nog
100g butter
3 eggs

100g butter
150g brown sugar
100g white sugar
3 tsp cinnamon

250 powdered sugar
5 tbsp Luxlait egg nog

Mix 400g flour, brown sugar, salt and yeast in a bowl. Add the eggnog and butter and knead. Now gradually fold in the eggs and the remaining flour. Cover the dough with cling film and leave to rest for an hour. Make sure you don't use a steal bowl, because the dough won't rise that good in there. 

While the dough is resting, melt the butter for the filling. Mix with both types of sugar and cinnamon. Then line a baking tray with baking paper. 

Preheat the oven to 180°.

Once the dough is ready, knead it again and roll out into a rectangle (20x40 cm). Spread the butter mixture on top and then roll up the dough from the long side. Cut the dough into 12 rolls (I used a thread), then place them on the baking tray and cover with cling film again. Let rest for another 30 minutes, then bake for around 30 minutes. 

In the meantime, prepare the glaze by mixing the eggnog and the icing sugar. Pour the glaze over the warm cinnamon rolls. 


Are you planning on making this recipe? Or have you already tried it?
Then show me your creations on Instagram: @passionmeetscreativity  I'm looking forward to your comments & suggestions :)

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