Use Your Discard in Refrigerator Sourdough Cinnamon Buns, Make Them in Your Air Fryer
Yes, these are cinnamon buns you can make the day/night before, stash in the refrigerator, and bake the next morning. I cook the buns in the air fryer, and they turn out quite nicely--warm, yeasty, puffy, and just right with a cup of fresh coffee. You can frost the buns or not, depending on how sweet you like your buns. The dough is soft, slightly sweet, and encases a simple, sweet cinnamon filling. If you'd like, feel free to add raisins or nuts to the filling. Both are good! Enjoy!
Sourdough Refrigerator Sourdough Cinnamon Buns -- Makes 4 Large Buns
1 cup of sourdough starter/discard
1/3 cup of canola oil
2 1/2 tablespoons of dried milk powder
1 large egg
1/4 cup of dark brown sugar
1/2 cup of whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup of all-purpose flour, plus extra to knead
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 cup of confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
2 tablespoons of melted butter
1 tablespoon of milk
In a large bowl mix together well the starter/discard, canola oil, dried milk powder, egg, brown sugar, and whole-wheat flour. Let the mixture sit for at least an hour or up to 6 hours. Stir it down and add 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour and the salt. Knead the dough for three-to-five minutes, adding just enough flour so the dough isn't too sticky. On a floured surface, press the dough into a 10-inch square. Combine the milk and butter and spread it over the top of the square. Sprinkle the confectioners' sugar and cinnamon evenly over the top of the butter/milk topped dough. Starting at one side, roll the dough up, jelly-roll style. Spritz four small pie tins or large ramekins with non-stick cooking spray. Cut the rolled-up dough into four slices and place one slice into each of the prepared tins/ramekins. Spritz the top of the dough with a little non-stick cooking spray and cover the dough loosely with plastic wrap. Put the dough-filled tins in the refrigerator overnight. Bake the buns in the air fryer at 320 degrees for about 15 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. If you'd like, drizzle the tops of the buns with icing or serve them plain or dusted with confectioners' sugar.
3/4 cup of confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon of butter
2 teaspoons of milk
In a cup combine the ingredients. Microwave the mixture for 30 seconds, stir it well and microwave it again for 15 seconds, if necessary. Stir and spread/drizzle on the warm buns.