Retail Manager Linh Phu (who also happens to be a very talented chef!) shared with us her delicious recipe for cinnamon buns using ‘ulu.
‘Ulu Cinnamon Buns
Serves around 10 people.
12 oz bread flour
1# ulu puree
1/4 cup warm water (or milk for a richer dough)
2 teaspoon instant yeast
1/4 cup sugar
4 tablespoons butter, softened
1 tablespoon salt
4 tablespoons butter, melted
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Combine water (or milk) and yeast in a large bowl. Let sit until foamy then add everything but the butter. Stir until combined. Slowly mix in the softened butter. Turn it onto a floured surface and knead until it forms a smooth, slightly tacky dough, adding more flour if necessary to prevent it from sticking.
Place the dough into a greased bowl, cover, and let rise until doubled in volume, about 1.5 hours. Punch down dough and roll into a 16″ x 22″ rectangle. Brush the melted butter over the surface and sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over the top.
Starting from the long end roll the dough into a log, creating a spiral of the cinnamon sugar in the center. Cut the log into 1″ pieces. Place the pieces cut side up on a baking sheet, leaving 1/2″ space around each one.
Cover and let rise until doubled in volume, about 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 350F. Bake cinnamon rolls for about 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool to room temperature.
Meanwhile place cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a food processor and process until smooth. Top rolls with the frosting.