German “Franzbrötchen” are sweet bread rolls filled with a mixture of cinnamon & sugar & consist of a Danish pastry or yeast dough, comparable to the Scandinavian cinnamon rolls.
Franzbrötchen are a Hamburg specialty & in today’s post I will show you a recipe with which you can also enjoy these delicious cinnamon rolls. Have fun baking!
Cooked/Baked today: Homemade Oven Jam Filled Doughnuts
Difficulty: Easy – Medium
Preparation Time: 1 hour & 45 minutes (inclusive resting time)
Category: Baking Recipes, Bread & Bun Recipes, Yeast Dough, Carnival Recipes, New Year’s Eve Recipes
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Ingredients for about 10 Oven Baked Jam Filled Doughnuts:
- 500 grams flour
- 250 milliliters milk
- 75 grams sugar
- 50 grams soft butter
- 1 egg
- ½ cube fresh yeast
- 1 sachet vanilla sugar
- A pinch of salt
- About 100 grams jam of your choice
- Soft butter for brushing
- Powdered sugar for dusting
Required kitchen gadgets, helper & preparations:
- High container to stir together yeast-milk-mixture
- Whisk or fork
- Kitchen machine or mixer with dough hook
- Mixing bowl
- Kitchen towel
- Baking sheet + parchment paper
- Syringe, piping bag or squirt bottle each with a long thin spout
- Wire rack
…for the yeast dough:
Crumble ½ cube of fresh yeast into a high container & pour in 275 milliliters lukewarm milk. Next, stir together with a whisk or fork until the yeast has completely dissolved.
In a mixing bowl combine yeast-milk-mixture along with 500 grams flour, 100 grams soft butter, 75 grams sugar, 1 sachet vanilla sugar & a pinch of salt & knead together with a kitchen machine or mixer with dough hook for about 4 – 5 minutes until you got a smooth dough.
Then shape the dough into a ball, put it back in the mixing bowl & allow to rest covered with a kitchen towel for 30 – 45 minutes until the dough volume has visibly increased.
…for cinnamon bread rolls:
Mix 125 grams of brown sugar with 1 heaping tablespoon of cinnamon and prepare. Line 2 baking sheets with baking paper. After the resting time, place the dough on a lightly floured work surface & roll out with a rolling pin as rectangular as possible to the size 50cm x 40cm.
Then brush the rolled out dough with 100 grams of soft butter, sprinkle evenly with the cinnamon & sugar mixture & roll up tightly from the long side. Cut the dough roll diagonally or trapezoid with a knife into 12 rolls of approximately the same size.
Finally for the typical look, press in all the rolls centrally with a wooden spoon so that the cut surfaces on the left and right side slightly arch upwards. Place the fully formed rolls on the 2 prepared baking sheets with plenty of space between them and leave to rest for another 30 – 45 minutes, covered with a kitchen towel.
Preheat the oven to 180°C (top/bottom heat) in good time & bake the “Franzbrötchen” after the resting period for 15 – 20 minutes until golden brown. Take the done cinnamon rolls out of the oven, allow to cool briefly and then serve best warm. Have fun baking!
Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):