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First off… omfg HI!!!!!!!! I’m back… kinda lol just poppin in to say hi and leave y’all with this recipe to try for the holidays & I’ll be seeing y’all next year because ya girl is BURNT & need some rest.
okay. UMAMI CINNAMON ROLLS. yes. its fye. Trust me.
In partnership with @know_MSG #AjiPartner #KnowMSG I challenged myself to make a dessert with MSG in it because I know that MSG makes savory food really delicious but I wanted to see if that was the case for desserts. It actually turned out to be a game changer.
Before we jump into the recipe I want to talk about MSG real quick. It’s an ingredient with such a bad rap, but for what???
Growing up in Vietnam, MSG was just a regular seasoning right next to the salt and pepper, it was so common for MSG to be used as seasoning but it wasn’t until I moved to America, I learned from my aunt that it was “bad for you”. I didn’t know why it was bad for you but I kept seeing all the “No MSG” signs on labels and at restaurants, so naturally it was just ingrained in me that it was an ingredient to avoid.
I didn’t know that the roots of anti-MSG stemmed from xenophobia and racism A.K.A ✨Chinese Restaurant Syndrome✨ where people claim symptoms like a headache specifically after they eat Chinese food. Some people just avoid it overall because it sounds like a scary chemical ingredient that they should be avoiding.
The truth is, MSG is plant derived and 100% safe when it’s used as intended which is as seasoning on food. So go on and add some flavaaa to your food!
Milk (1 cup)
Instant Yeast (1 packet)
All Purpose Flour (4 cups)
Butter (1/3 cup)
Cream Cheese (8 oz)
Butter (1/2 stick)
Powdered sugar ( 1 cup)
Milk (1/2 cup)
MSG (1/4 teaspoon)
Orange Juice (1 tablespoon)
Orange Zest (1 teaspoon)
Butter (1 stick)
MSG (1/4 teaspoon)
Brown sugar (1 1/2 cup)
Cinnamon (3 tablespoons)
Heat up 1 cup of milk in the microwave for 30 seconds then bloom the packet of yeast in the milk. Meaning.. pour the yeast packet into the milk and stir it up and let it sit for like 5 minutes lol.
While waiting for the yeast to bloom, melt 1/3 cup of butter, sift 4 cups of all purpose flour and combine it with 2 eggs.
Add the yeasty milk mixture into the flour and butter mixture. Knead it until the dough is smooth. If you do it by hand it would take 10 minutes and if you have a machine it would be about 2-5 minutes.
After the dough is nice and smooth, cover it and let it sit for 1 hour.
Make the icing while we wait for the dough to rise.
Melt 1/2 stick of butter and combine it with 8 oz of cream cheese, 1 cup of powdered sugar, 1/2 cup of milk, 1/4 teaspoon of MSG, 1 teaspoon of orange zest and 1 tablespoon of orange juice. (The orange juice, zest & MSG is 🔑Mix it until everything is combined, adjust the texture to your liking! if it’s too thick, add more milk, if it’s too liquidy add more powdered sugar. Cover and set aside.
When the hour is almost up, make brown butter by cooking the butter down for 5 minutes until you start to see golden brown specks. Sprinkle in about 1/4 teaspoon of MSG in the brown butter and set aside.
After the dough has risen for an hour, roll it out into a big rectangle then brush the brown butter MSG, slather it! & mix about 3 tablespoons of cinnamon into 1 1/2 cup of brown sugar and spread it evenly on the dough.
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees
Tightly roll it up into a big roll then cut it into individual rolls. For cutting I like to use a serrated knife with scalloped edges.
Bake it for 25 minutes
Once you take it out, pour the icing over the top and enjoy (:
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