One of my favorite breakfast foods is cinnamon rolls, and until a week ago, I had no idea they originated from Sweden. They seem like such an “All-American” meal, but nope they came from Sweden and you can learn about their history here. I thought this would be a perfect addition to our menu of the London Olympic Games. Cinnamon Rolls are one of those recipes that are a lot harder to make than you would think. I’ve spent a very long time trying to perfect this recipe, and I’ve burned many batches, but I think I’ve finally got it right. And oh my, the beer pairing with this dish is absolutely unbelievable! I can’t wait for you to read on, and I hope you enjoy this journey through Sweden.
Like I said, cinnamon rolls aren’t the easiest things in the world to make, but I hope I’ve provided you with a recipe that’s somewhat doable. If I can do it, any of you can do it! We start with your standard cinnamon roll dough: a combination of flour, yeast, sugar, milk, butter, etc, and then we fill it with a gooey goodness of cinnamon, sugar, brown sugar, and a TON of butter. Cinnamon rolls are supposed to be high in fat, so if you come across a cinnamon roll recipe that’s “low-cal,” then quickly look away. It’s ok to indulge every once in a while! We spruce things up a bit and drizzle an orange glaze over top. In the end, you get a gooey mess! But you get a DELICIOUS gooey mess!
I really don’t think I could have found a better beer to pair this dish with than Rogue’s VOODOO Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale. I mean any ale with doughnut, maple, and bacon in it’s name is something that I need to try. It goes so perfectly with this dish. You get the smokey, savory aromas from the bacon, but the sweetness from the maple, and it compliments these cinnamon rolls so well. Now I know what you all are thinking…beer with bacon? Really? Don’t knock it ’til you try it. It’s also in a pink bottle! What’s not to love about a beer that comes out of a pink bottle!
Have fun and enjoy the gooey deliciousness!