Cinnamon Buns

I have a bit of a secret… I don’t often eat cake as I lost my sweet tooth a long time ago after working in a sweet shop for a year – It has a tendency to put you off the once you’ve been surrounded by the smell of sugar constantly. Which, is often for the best given the amount of cake that gets brought into our office.

There is an exception.. I can’t resist a cinnamon bun – something about the mix of the buttery rich dough, dark sugar and cinnamon that I love. They make a great treat to bake, but only when I know I’ve got someone to share (some of) them with.

You’ll Need:

  • 38oz Strong Bread Flour
  • 3oz Butter, Softened
  • 230ml Warm Milk
  • 8oz Brown Sugar
  • 4oz White Sugar
  • 14g Dry Active Yeast
  • 2tbsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 Eggs
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 3oz Soft Butter
  • 2tbsp. Cinnamon
  • 8oz Brown Sugar

To Make:

  1. Mix the warm milk, yeast and white sugar in a jug and leave till frothy
  2. Pour into a mixing bowl and mix with a dough hook and mix with the eggs, melted butter, salt and 8oz brown sugar and start adding the flour slowly
  3. Keep mixing and adding the flour until the mixture stops being sticky
  4. Cover with cling film and prove for about an hour
  5. Roll out into a rectangle, to the thickness of about a £1 coin
  6. Mix the remaining sugar, butter and cinnamon together and spread across the dough
  7. Roll tightly from the long side and cut into twelve rolls, pop into a greased deep sided baking tray and prove for another hour
  8. Bake at 175c for 15-20 minutes until the dough is cooked through, remove from oven, leave for 5 minutes and then cool on a rack

 

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