As I have been doing lots of yeast recipes in the past few weeks when I was sent this lovely recipe for cinnamon buns I knew I had to try it out.
A mixture of strong and plain flours is used and this makes the dough softer and a little harder to handle. After the first rising the dough is NOT knocked back but just used as it is to make the rectangular shape. Putting the buns into a deep foil lined roasting tin helps to let them rise into shape. They come out very soft and fluffy.
Ingredients – dough
- 250g strong flour
- 250g plain flour
- Half a tablespoon of dried yeast
- 50g butter
- 50g granulated sugar
- 1 egg – beaten
- Around 330ml milk
Ingredients – cinnamon mix
- 40g butter – softened
- 1 & 1/2 tablespoons demerara sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Line a roasting tin with foil taking it all up the sides.
- Warm a little of the milk and add the yeast.
- Leave for around 10 minutes.
- Mix the flours together.
- Rub the butter into the flour – like breadcrumbs.
- Add the sugar.
- Make a well in the centre and pour in the yeast mixture.
- Add the beaten egg
- Slowly add the milk – you might not need all of it.
- Use a knife first to start to bring everything together
- Then use your hands and form a soft dough ball.
- Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for at least 5 minutes – even up to 10 minutes.
- Place the dough into a bowl, cover (a disposable shower cap is good) and leave to rise until the dough has doubled in size.
- Mix up the cinnamon mixture in a small bowl.
- Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured board.
- DO NOT KNOCK BACK THE DOUGH.
- Using you fingers gently flatten and shape the dough into a rectangle.
- Cover the dough with the cinnamon mixture.
- Roll into a log.
- Slice into thick pieces.
- Place the pieces into the tin.
- Cover and leave to rise.
- Pre-heat the oven to GM6 – 200°C
- Once all the pieces are touching put in the hot oven.
- Bake for around 20 mins – check and maybe cover after 15mins.
- leave to cool in the tin on a cake grid.
- Dizzle with lemon icing or dust or dust with icing sugar.