Cinnamon Buns – (plus Brioche made with Red Star Platinum Yeast)

A pan of cinnamon rolls | Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

Cinnamon Buns from: The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking; mix the brioche dough (using a Scale and a Danish Dough Whisk), roll it out, make the filling, bake them…

Container of bread dough, danish dough whisk and Red Star Yeast | Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

As you may know, Jeff and I have been using Red Star yeast since the very beginning of this bread baking venture. We love the results we get, we can get it in bulk and it is less expensive than the other brands, what’s not to love? They have recently come out with a new product, so of course we were eager to give it a try. Truth be told, I’ve been using it for about a year, since they gave me a sample when they first developed it. It has all the great aspects of their regular instant yeast, but they’ve added dough enhancers. These “enhancers” are what professional bakeries use in their recipes to improve the rise and to strengthen the dough. Anything that makes a dough rise better and bake up taller seems like a good idea. The enhancers are all natural, but not gluten-free, so Platinum yeast should not be used in our gluten-free doughs. The other Red Star products are all gluten-free. (more…)