The other day, a friend dropped in and mentioned her cinnamon buns recipe. Now my daughter just loves all things cinnamon so we couldn’t wait to try some rolls or buns. We made mini rolls – they’re so much easier to eat and best eaten warm from the oven.
2 cups flour
1 heaped teaspoon powdered sugar
Pinch of salt
2 teaspoons dried yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
½ cup mixture of milk and water
1 egg beaten
½ cup butter melted
Mixture of powdered sugar and cinnamon powder
For the glaze:
Melted butter, icing sugar and a little milk
Heat the milk and water mixture to a little more than lukewarm and add the sugar and yeast. Leave till it bubbles up. Make a well in the centre of the flour, add the beaten egg, powdered sugar, salt and the yeast mixture. If too dry, add a little milk and if too sticky, add a little flour. Knead well and keep covered till it doubles in size.
Roll out into a rectangular shape, around ¼” thick. Spread all over with the melted butter, sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mix and roll up tightly. Cut into ½” discs and leave for over an hour till it doubles. You can heat the oven till warm, switch off and leave the rolls inside. Bake for 20 minutes to ½ an hour in a fairly hot oven till done.
When still warm, brush the butter-sugar-milk glaze over it.