Sunday, June 10, 2012

Estonian Kringle-One Gorgeous Cinnamon Roll-Maybe


Several weeks ago,during my Pinterest addiction phase , I came across an incredible looking pastry. The photography was so beautiful I bookmarked it immediately as a must try recipe, along with the 1000 other must try recipes on my Pinterest Board ! But this one was calling me,bake me Sandy...bake me...I would look so pretty on your kitchen table...bake me. I really tried to ignore it's siren song but on this rainy morning with occasional sun breaks, it lured me in. It wasn't hard to be seduced by this-it's undulating design, the cinnamon and sugar and the ease of the recipe itself. Too bad J is out of town,he's missing a good one ! But it wasn't just the gorgeous picture that hooked me, I love all things cinnamon. The smells in the kitchen when something with cinnamon is baking in the oven takes me immediately back to my childhood. I don't remember my mother ever baking cinnamon rolls but she made the best cinnamon toast ever. We had a shaker of cinnamon sugar always at the ready,just pop some Wonder bread into the toaster,slather with butter while still hot and sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the buttered bread-and there it was-one of my favorite treats that I remember from my childhood

1st attempt-baked at too high of a temperature

 
My first attempt was a challenge.  I didn't quite understand a couple things in the translation of the recipe from Romanian to English because the filling calls for softened butter but the method describes it as melted butter. So I melted my butter-not a good idea because once I cut the roll in half the butter had no stickiness to it (since it was melted and coated with sugar) and the pretty little leaves created kept falling apart and it was quite the challenge to hold them together and not lose the cinnamon sugar filling .  The 2nd mistake I made was that for some reason the first time I read the recipe I misunderstood baking it at 400F.  I had it in my mind that it baked at 400F until the last 5-10 minutes.  Needless to say I felt as twisted as my Kringle ! And that's why you don't see pictures of a pretty little circular Kringle-my joining of the two ends left a lot to be desired. But don't let my mistakes intimidate you-this is a delicious and quite pretty pastry (even if mine was a hot mess !)  It will definitely stay at the top of my baking list .

Most of my 2nd attempt looked pretty,I won't put you through viewing the section where the 2 pieces were joined together-it's not pretty !

 
I want to experiment with the dough for this recipe.  With both attempts the dough never really got a very good rise on it.  I may just try the weaving with a cinnamon roll recipe I have in my baking repertoire and see how that turns out. If you try this recipe I would be curious as to what you thought about it,let me know . In spite of it's not so perfect appearance it is delicious !  I am not going to give up -I want a gorgeous one just like Ana's-when I achieve  that perfect Kringle I'll share the photos with you. You can find the recipe over at Ana's blog "Just Love Cookin" if you feel like a challenge !





9 comments:

bellini said...

This caught my eye on Pinterest as well sandi.

mireia badia said...

OMG!!! This looks delicious!

Seattle Pastry Girl said...

Isn't the one from Pinterest just gorgeous ? That's my goal the next time I make this-but definitely trying a different dough .

Seattle Pastry Girl said...

Mireia,it is very good but the recipe is a little tempermental -I'm going to keep trying to get it right

yummychunklet said...

What an interesting and tasty pastry!

Seattle Pastry Girl said...

Thank you yummychunklet-it is most tastey !

Cristina, from Buenos Aires to Paris said...

And I feel I have to do it....It looks just amazing..Thanks for tempting me!!

Anonymous said...

I agree that the dough needs a little refinement. I too followed the pin interest recipe and it tasted lovely but was a little overdone. I've just now made a savoury version with tomatos, red onion and olives, and reduced the cooking time by 10 min. Perfect!

Roadtrek Girl said...

Oh that savory one sounds wonderful !