Saturday, July 20, 2013

Sourdough Surprises July: Mango & Strawberry Rolls with Rum Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

I tend not to repeat recipes. I like moving on to try one of the hundreds that I have saved. However, I have made this recipe for sourdough cinnamon rolls SEVERAL times. I love it that much. When I saw that cinnamon rolls were chosen for July's Sourdough Surprises, I was definitely excited. But what would I fill it with? I definitely was not going to do cinnamon. I tossed around a few fruits in my head before I settled on a strawberry mango curd filling.



But sourdough baking can be tricky and I, of course, had some mishaps. You see, it's been extremely hot and I have been busy and my a/c broke. Do you see where I am going here? I think I may have killed my starter or at least made it really sluggish.. I was running out of time to properly revive it and just decided to hope for the best.


My rolls aren't as "billowy" as they have been in the past but they are still unbelievably delicious. I also added whole wheat flour to my dough because I am currently on a traditional whole wheat kick. (I have been baking bread for over two years and two weeks ago was my first time purchasing traditional whole wheat. I have always bought white whole wheat.)


Typically, I don't use a lot of glaze or frosting on cinnamon rolls. I like to let the filling shine. However, I added rum and chopped strawberries to a cream cheese frosting  and it was either eat it with a spoon or pile it high on my rolls. I went with the latter.





I modified Smitten Kitchen's Mango Curd recipe - I used mango pulp instead of fresh mangoes and whole eggs.

I can't wait to see what other people made this month.





23 comments:

  1. Oh, wow, these sound really delicious! Nice job

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  2. WOW! Those look and sound amazing! I love both the filling and the frosting, they sound great! Think you can mail a few, haha!

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  3. OMG...those look amazing!!! I love the addition of the fruit filling...mango curd...Yum!

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  4. So pretty! I bet they are very refreshing, just the thing for a summer breakfast.

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  5. Oh my they look so yummy! I can see eating that frosting with a spoon! Yum! And I love the fruit filling too!

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  6. You know, I don't think I've ever tried pairing mango and strawberries, but I think the filling sounds delicious!

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    1. I really love it. Great combo of sweet and tart. And mangoes are perhaps my favourite fruit.

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  7. Wow! I don't think I have ever tried pairing mango and strawberries before either:) Your cinnamon rolls sound wonderful!! Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  8. Oh my gosh, yeah, I would have been eating that frosting with a spoon :) What a beautiful job and a seriously delicious flavor combination!

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  9. Oh my gosh, these are the most inventive "cinnamon roll" ever! Mango curd and strawberries sounds amazing. I agree, this recipe is a keeper!

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  10. What a great combination! They look so pretty. I bet they tasted fabulous!

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    1. I had last two this evening. So sad that they're gone.

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  11. Sourdough cinnamon rolls?!? Okay, I really need to get over my sourdough fears! These look fabulous!

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    1. Thanks! I have seen most of the things you have made. You can definitely handle sourdough. I actually made sourdough bread for almost 2 years before I made my first bread with commercial yeast.

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  12. Love the strawberry on those...look amazing!!

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