I was craving cinnamon rolls, and I didn't have the motivation to make anything else, so into the buns they went! Are they rolls or buns? Someone please tell me. Anyway, I used to be scared of baking with yeast because ew it's alive and it makes things grow and we're vegans and shouldn't be eating things that grow as you make it...but then I remembered that my love of playing with my food outweighs my fear of weird things, so I gave it a try, loved it, and now I'm like the yeastmaster. Worst name ever. But these rollbuns are fantastic! Let's learn how to make them!
NB that using the Hubbard Squash somehow breaks the laws of nature, because the normal amount of flour that should have sufficed ended up being nowhere near enough. After mixing the liquid ingredients together, I added the flour, la di da, things are fine, but then the mixture was still way too wet, no matter how much extra flour I added. It was the Squash Monster! It kept absorbing flour like it was me drinking water and it wouldn't stop and everything got dark and fuzzy and I ran out of flour and had to make oat flour but the Squash Monster (Squashster?) just wouldn't be satisfied until it had destroyed ALL OF THE POSSIBLE FLOURS I had in my house. I even had to throw in some quinoa flour just to mess with its head. Finally, with both of us exhausted but only me still hungry, Squashster dried up a little, enough for me to actually roll out the dough, which was yet another hurdle to overcome considering I had no flour left to flour the rolling surface. Man alive. All of this is just to warn you that this could happen, so buy extra flour. The rolls were fantastic, so don't be skeered. Also, I'm sure it was just me.
CINNAMON ROLL BUNS
For the buns:
For the filling: