Sep 29, 2009

Gingerbread Pull-Apart Rolls

I know, I know, its not Christmas yet but Alexander has been asking for gingerbread cookies for the past 2 weeks. Every time we are going shopping he's looking for the gingerbread house kit, I tried to explain to him that we still have same other holidays to celebrate until Christmas..... All I got were puppy eyes.
So finally we came to an understanding I offered to make the gingerbread rolls. He wasn't impressed at first, that until he smelled the ginger, after that he pulled his stool  next to the oven so he can see the rolls bake.


  • 1/2 cup                   warm water
  • 1 tsp                       granulated sugar
  • 2 1/4 tsp                 active dry yeast 

  • 1/4 cup                   brown sugar packed
  •  2 tbsp                      fancy molasses 
  •  2 tbsp                      milk  
  •  1 1/2 tbsp                butter
  •  3/4 tsp                     salt

  • 1 1/2 cup                 all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp                      fresh grated ginger  or 1 1/2 ground ginger 
  • 1/2 tsp                     ground cinnamon 
  • 1/4 tsp                     all spice

  • 1                              large egg fork beaten 
  • 1 1/4 cups                all-purpose flour 
  • 1/4 cup                     all purpose flour ( approximately)
  • 2 tbsp                       butter melted for brushing the rolls.

Combine warm water and granulated sugar in small bowl, sprinkle yeast over top and let stand for 10 minutes until foamy.

Combine the brown sugar, molasses, milk, butter and salt in a small saucepan.

Heat and stir on medium for 2 minutes. Until butter is melted and the brown sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat let stand for 5 minutes to cool slightly. Add to the yeast mixture and stir well.

Combine the flour, grated ginger, ground cinnamon and all spice in a large mixing bowl.

Add the beaten egg and the yeast mixture to the flour. Stir until smooth.

Work in the second amount of flour (1 1/4 cups)  1/4 cup at the time, mixing until a soft dough forms.

Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface .

Knead adding the third amount of flour (1/4 cup) one tbsp at the time if needed it to prevent sticking.
Knead for 10 minutes until smooth and elastic.

Place in an oiled bowl turning once to grease top. Cover with cling wrap and tea towel. Let rise for 1 1/2 hours or until double in size.

Punch down the dough and turn on a lightly floured surface. Cut the dough in 12 equal portions.

Roll each portion into a ball,arrange into a greased 9 inch round pan.

Cover with cling wrap and tea towel and let rest for 45 minutes, or until doubled in size.

Bake in an 375˚F preheated oven for 20 minutes until golden brown and hollow sounding when tapped.
Remove from oven.
Immediately brush tops with melted butter. Let stand in pan for 5 minutes before removing to cooling rack to cool completely.

Serve for breakfast with your favorite jam or pure maple syrup.



Olive said...

your rolls look delicious, I came here to see the chicken and potatoes which by the way looks yummy too and very easy to do.. but I have never made rolls like these, with ginger and cinnamon, thanks for sharing :)

Laura said...

Hello Olive,
Welcome to my blog. The rolls are delicious, I hope you are going to try them.

Family Cuisine Food And Recipe said...

Delicious ! Thank you for sharing. Cheers !

Anncoo said...

This sounds delicious. Will try to make this soon :)

Laura said...

@ family cuisine food and recipe.
@ Anncoo,
hope you are going to like it

Sage said...

What a beautiful sight! and I love the way you showed us the process with your photos; great job!

Laura said...

Hello Rita,
Thank you for the kind words.

Divina Pe said...

I want to try them. I haven't had this kind of bread rolls. I think most kids are really persistent when they want something. Like when nephew would asks his mother if they could make brownies until they did. :)

bucatar maniac said...

arata bine de tot!

Laura said...

@ Divina Pe
Yeah they are. they wont stop until they get their way.... I give in when is about food, anything else we... negotiate.
@ bucatar maniac,

Anonymous said...

hi laura.
these really look delicious,didn'tknow one could make rollsout of it.this is on my do list(def).thanks 4 sharing.

penny aka jeroxie said...

Looks gorgeous. Added to my favourites and one to try!

Laura said...

Hi Rekha,
Yes you can make rolls and they are really tasty.

Laura said...

Thanks Penny.

The Klutzy Cook said...

My kids love ginger nut biscuits and I know they'll love these. Can't wait to make them.

Laura said...

Hi Klutzy Cook,
I think all kids love ginger cookies. Those are great for breakfast.

Experimental Culinary Pursuits said...

Yum! Love the ginger twist in this!

Laura said...

Thank you Experimental Culinary Pursuits.

My Little Space said...

The rolls look so delicious! Going to make them soon. Thanks, Laura!

Laura said...

My pleasure, hope you are going to like them.

Simply Life said...

Yum, those bread rolls look amazing!

Anna said...

It looks delicious. Great pictures.

Laura said...

Thank you Anna.

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