I made them and they were delicious. The icing was so good. I made them the night before i cooked them, the ingredients did separate a little they still came great but I don’t recommend making them the night before I’m sure they would be even better made the morning of.
For the Dough
- 3/4 cup part skim ricotta cheese (or cottage cheese)
- 1/3 cup low fat buttermilk
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 oz. unsalted butter
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 9 oz. all purpose flour (about 2 cups)
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 3/4 oz. unsalted butter
- 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. ground allspice
- 1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
- 2 ounces mascarpone cheese, room temperature
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar, or to taste
- 1 tablespoons skim milk, or as needed
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Heat the oven to 400°F.
- Grease the sides and bottom of a 8 or 9″ baking pan with cooking spray.
- Combine the ricotta cheese, buttermilk, sugar, melted butter, and vanilla in food processor and process until smooth, about 10 seconds.
- Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda and pulse in short bursts just until the dough clumps together (don’t overprocess).
- The dough will be soft and moist.
- Dump the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it with floured hands 4 or 5 times until smooth (it really only takes 4-5 times).
- With a rolling pin, roll the dough into a 12×15-inch rectangle.
- I discovered that 12×15 is exactly the size of my flexible plastic cutting board, so that’s a quick and easy way to size it.
- Brush the dough with the melted butter, leaving a 1/2-inch border unbuttered around the edges. In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar and spices.
- Sprinkle the mixture over the buttered area of the dough and press gently into the surface.
- Starting at a long edge, roll up the dough jelly-roll style.
- Pinch the seam to seal, and leave the ends open.
- With a sharp knife, cut the roll into equal pieces (I got 8).
- Set the pieces, cut side up, in the prepared pan; they should fill the pan and touch slightly, but don’t worry if there are small gaps. My pan was too big, so the rolls didn’t fill it up – no big deal, the outer ones leaned over a little, but it was all good.
- Bake until golden brown and firm to the touch, 20 to 28 minutes.
- Set the pan on a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes.
- Run a spatula around the inside edge of the pan to loosen the rolls, and transfer them to a serving plate.
- In a small bowl, mix the softened mascarpone cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla to make a smooth glaze.
- Add milk as needed to achieve desired consistency.
- Spread or drizzle onto warm rolls. Let stand 10 minutes (or as long as you can stand) and serve.
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