Friday, 27 January 2012

A Cheer-Up Cinnamon Bun

Week 5. Bake 5.

So this week has not been the best, and things keep going down hill. So this weeks bake is cheer-up cinnamon buns (they are only 'cheer-up' buns as they taste so good and cheered me up!).

  • 180ml of milk
  • 105g of soft butter
  • 450g of plain flour
  • 1 packet of dried yeast (7g)
  • 50g of white sugar
  • 3/4 tsp of salt
  • 60ml of water
  • 1 egg
  • 300g of brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of cinnamon
For the glaze:
  • 15g of butter
  • 120g of icing sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 2-3 tablespoons of warm water
  1. In a saucepan warm the milk and once it is warm take it off the heat and melt 60g of the butter into it. Leave it to cool.
  2. In a separate bowl mix the sifted flour, yeast, sugar and (1/2 a teaspoon of) salt together and make a well in the centre. Now add in the egg, water and the cool milk/butter mixture and bring it together to a dough. It may seem a bit dry at this point but once you turn it out onto a clean surface and start kneading it, the dough will become more moist.
  3. Now knead it for five minutes.
  4. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and leave in a warm place for 10 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile in a separate bowl mix the rest of the butter, the brown sugar, the cinnamon and the rest of the salt together in a bowl.
  6. Now roll out the dough into a rectangle 12"x9".
  7. Spread the sugar mixture as a thin layer over the dough, then roll the dough into a long sausage.
  8. Divide the roll of the dough into 12 separate rolls and place them into a cupcake case in a muffin tin. Now cover them in a warm place and leave them to double in size for 30 minutes. At this point pre-heat the oven to 190c.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes and then immediately take them out of the cupcake cases to cool on a wire rack.
  10. Now quickly make the glaze, by adding the soft butter, icing sugar, vanilla essence and water in a bowl and beating it. Once you get it to the consistency you want (by adding water) then drizzle over the cinnamon buns.
And that's it!

Sadly I don't think they are going to last the night...

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  1. Those cinnamon buns look super delicious. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday night and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your buns up.

  2. These look soooooo goood! yum yum yum!
    Thanks for linking up at LSJ today!

  3. Oh yum! I love cinnamon buns! Thanks for posting these at the Scrumptious Sunday link party at

    Thank you again!