Thursday, September 27, 2007

Lemon Currant Rolls

We are having leftovers tonight, so I thought I would post my veganized version of Pan Chanco's Lemon Currant Rolls. These take some time and a little skill, but they are totally worth it. You could easliy half the recipe for less rolls.

- 2 tbsp active dry yeast
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 3/4 c warm water
- 3/4 c firm silken tofu (Mori-Nu)
- 1 1/4 c plain soymilk
- 1/2 c non-hydrogenated margarine (Earth Balance)
- 7 c all purpose flour
- 1/2 c sugar
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 3/4 c currants

- 1/2 c non-hydrogenated margarine, room temp
- 1 1/4 c brown sugar
- 4 tsp cinnamon

- 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 1/2 c icing sugar

1. Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water in a large bowl. Set aside to proof.
2. While yeast is proofing, warm soymilk gently on stove in a medium saucepan, and then melt maragine into the warm soymilk. Blend in the tofu right in pan with a hand blender. If you don't have a hand blender, get one.
3. Mix together flour, sugar, salt and currants in a separate bowl. Fold dry ingredients into liquid ingredients.
4. Turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth. Shape into a ball and place in a bowl greased with margarine. Turn to coat thoroughly. Let rest in a warm place until doubled in size.
5. Make filling and set aside.
6. Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Turn dough into floured surface and roll into a large rectangle about 3/4 inch thick. You are going to need a lot of space. This makes 18 rolls, about 2.4 inches thick, so your rectangle needs to be about 10"x45"
7. Spread filling evenly over the dough and roll dough into a long cylinder along the long side (i.e. you will have a 45" cylinder.
8. Cut dough into 18 pieces, each about 2.5" thick. Place each piece in a greased (or non-stick) muffin tin cup.
9. Bake for 25-30 mins. Cool.
10. In a small saucpan, warm lemon juice and add icing sugar, stirring until sugar dissolves. Drizzle over slightly warm rolls.


melanie said...

that looks yummy for sure!

Veggie said...

Mmm...I love that place. I used to live in Kingston too.

Anonymous said...

mmm pan chancho food
gotta try these
i went to queen's and lived on their pain au my pre-gan days, of course!

Vegan Dad said...

I am Artsci '98. You?