Sourdough Apple Cinnamon Roll Roses Recipe

These rose-shaped sourdough cinnamon rolls are a beautiful upgrade to a classic breakfast treat.

This sweet roll recipe is packed with cinnamon flavor and topped with delicate apple roses. It makes 5 rolls, and they go fast!

– warm water – active sourdough starter – sugar – all-purpose flour


In a stand mixer, combine all the ingredients except the flour, and mix on high speed using a dough hook until everything is thoroughly incorporated.

Slowly add in the flour, beginning with 135 grams, and mix on low speed. After a few minutes, gradually add more flour until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl and forms into a ball.

Transfer the dough to a large greased bowl, cover tightly with plastic wrap, and allow to rise for about 6 hours or until it has increased in volume at least 75%.

Place the bowl in a warm spot to speed up the process slightly, or let it rise overnight on the counter.

Turn the risen dough out onto a clean surface and rest for 10 minutes while preparing the filling.

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