Cinnamon Buns

i made these this morning to take to moms and toddlers. they were really yummy! i got the recipe from one of my new nigella lawson cookbooks. they were fairly easy to make, but they did take a little bit of time to let them rise. the icing was my own addition. i melted some butter and mixed it with cream cheese and icing sugar and then spread it on the buns while they were still hot. here's the recipe...

...recipe from How to Be a Domestic Goddess : Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking
600 grams flour
100 grams sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
21 grams easy-blend yeast (3 sachets) or 45g fresh yeast
100 grams butter
400 milliliters milk
2 eggs

for the filling
150 grams butter, soft
150 grams sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg, beaten

Preheat oven to 230 C. Line a large square tin with parchment paper.

Combine flour, sugar, salt, and yeast in a large bowl. Melt the butter and whisk it into the milk and eggs, then stir into the flour mixture. Mix to combine and then knead either by hand or by using a dough hook in a mixer until it is smooth and springy. Form the dough into a ball and place in an oiled bowl, cover with clingfilm and leave to rise for about 25 minutes.

Take 1/3 of the dough and roll or stretch it to fit your tin; this will form the bottom of each bun. Roll out the rest of the dough on a lightly floured surface, aiming to get a rectangle of roughly 50 x 25 cm. Mix the filling ingredients in a small bowl and then spread the rectangle with the buttery cinnamon mixture. Try to cover it evenly. Roll it up from the longest side until you have a giant sausage. Cut the roll into 2 cm slices which should make about 20 rounds. Sit the rounds in lines on top of the dough in the tin, swirly cut side up. Brush them with the egg and then let them rise again for about 15 minutes to let them get duly puffy.

Put in the hot oven and cook for 20-25 minutes, by which time the buns will have risen and will be golden-brown in color. Remove them from the thin and leave to cool slightly on a rack. It is easy to just pick up the whole sheet of parchment and transfer them.


Anonymous sue passerelli said...

Okay, so I'm about ready for a cup of tea and a cinnamon bun.

10:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They look so yummy delicious!

4:23 PM  

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