Kanzi Apple Pie Cinnamon Scrolls with Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting
These naturally sweetened apple cinnamon scrolls are a delicious treat, whether eaten fresh from the oven, or with the vegan cream cheese frosting.
Apple Pie Filling
- 5 Kanzi Apples
- 1 tbsp vegan butter
- 2 tbsp coconut sugar
- 3 cups 450g plain flour plus extra
- 2 tsp 10g instant dried yeast
- 1/2 cup 125g plain coconut yoghurt at room temperature
- 1/4 cup 45g raw sugar
- 1/3 tsp fine salt
- 1 cup soy milk
- 1/2 cup 90g raw sugar
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 2 tbsp vegan butter room temperature
Cream Cheese Frosting
- 1 cup 140g icing sugar
- 2/3 cup 70g dairy free cream cheese
- I recommend using scales for this recipe and testing that your yeast is active. Ensure your yeast is less than 6 months old. Add flour to a large mixing bowl and make a well. Add in yeast to the well and cover with flour, then add yoghurt, sugar and salt to the bowl. Hiding the yeast is important to keep it away from the salt, which would otherwise deactivate the yeast. Set aside.
- Warm the soy milk in a saucepan until it is around 40-50°C. If you do not have a thermometer you can use your finger to test – the milk should feel fairly warm, but still comfortable to touch. Pour the warm milk into the flour mix and, using a wooden spoon, combine until the dough becomes too thick to stir. Flour the benchtop and place dough on top. Knead for 7-8 minutes or until the dough becomes smooth and elastic, adding more flour only as needed to stop the dough sticking to your hands and the benchtop. Wash out your mixing bowl, dry and then lightly oil. Place dough into the bowl then cover and leave in a warm spot for 1 hour or until it doubles in size.
- Meanwhile, prepare the Kanzi apple pie filling. Core Kanzi apples and dice into 1 cm cubes. Place the butter, sugar and diced Kanzi apples into a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat for approximately 20 mins, stirring occasionally, or until the Kanzi apples have completely softened. Turn off the heat and set aside to cool. In a small bowl make the cinnamon sugar by mixing the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. You will use the butter in the next step. Grease a large, deep dish baking tray (ours was 33cm x 25cm) with butter or oil and also set this aside.
- After the dough has risen, flour the bench and roll out the dough to a large rectangle. Take time to create an even thickness, around 1cm thick. Spread the set aside butter over the entire surface then top with an even layer of the cinnamon sugar. Try to get the whole rectangle evenly covered. Next, spread the cooled Kanzi apple mixture on top and again spread evenly.
- Now it is time to roll the log. Starting from the long end, roll up the side to create a long log. You want to roll it fairly tightly, but without squishing the dough. Once you have created a log it is time to cut it into 12 even slices. The best way to do this is with dental floss, though a very sharp knife will work. Place each slice, with the cut side facing up, into the greased tray. Preheat the oven to 180°C and set aside the covered tray of scrolls in a warm spot to rise for a further 30 minutes while the oven preheats.
- Bake for 25 minutes, or until the scrolls are golden brown on top. Brush freshly baked scrolls with extra vegan butter to get the nice gloss top.You can absolutely enjoy them while warm, or allow to cool and follow the next step to frost.
- To make the optional cream cheese frosting, sift icing sugar into a mixing bowl. Add cream cheese and vanilla. Whisk together until smooth, then spread on top on cooled scrolls and eat.
- If these delicious scrolls manage to last more than the day, you can store them in an airtight container in the panty overnight, or in the fridge for a few days.
* Extra flour will be added during the kneading stage and will vary depending on your dough * Dairy free cream cheese is available in the vegan section at all major supermarkets * Vegan butter can be substituted with margarine or melted coconut oil