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CINNAMON BUNS

CINNAMON BUNS

Cinnamon buns are a huge favourite across the pond in America, but the British don't really share the same affection. Enriched dough filled with cinnamon and raisins topped with icing, doesn't exactly scream, a great nutritious start to the morning. They probably aren't as healthy as weetabix with fruit, or as british as a toasted crumpet slathered with butter. But if you fancy something slightly different for your weekend breakfast then give these a try & embrace your inner American. 

Ingredients:

  • 400g Plain Flour
  • x1 7g Sachet Of Fast Action Yeast
  • 55ml Lukewarm Water
  • 100ml Milk At Room Temperature
  • 50g Unsalted Butter (Melted)
  • 1 Egg (Lightly Beaten)
  • 90g Caster Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 4 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 100g Unsalted Butter (Softened)
  • 50g Desiccated Coconut
  • 50g Raisins
  • 100g Icing Sugar

Method: 

  1. Combine the flour, yeas, water, milk, 50g butter, egg, 30g caster sugar & vanilla extract a mix well until it forms a coherent dough. Knead for 10-15 minutes or until the dough becomes smooth.
  2. Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap or a tea towel & leave to prove at room temperature for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  3. Once proved roll out the dough over a floured surface into a large rectangle. Spread over the softened butter, add sprinkle with the reaming sugar, cinnamon, raisins & coconut.   
  4. Roll the dough up from the longer side. Cut into 10/12 rolls and place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper and well buttered, or as I did in a square traybake tin. Cover loosely with cling film or a tea towel and leave to prove for a further hour at room temperature.
  5. 20 minutes before ready to bake, preheat the oven to 200c, gas mark 6. Bake the rolls for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. When they come out of the oven, mix the icing sugar with a small amount of water until you get a thick spreadable paste. Drizzle liberally over the rolls. Serve hot if possible. 
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