Today it’s Sunday, and a perfect day for baking. Imagine the whole house smell of fresh coffee and pastry on a Sunday morning or afternoon. I’m not very good baking, it always turns out looking all wired and horrible, but on the bright side it tastes amazing. ( well, most of the time at least. ) Today I made cinnamon buns for the first time ever, no one in my family have ever managed to get cinnamon buns before. They always end up dry, and almost un-eatable. I go in head first and ready to bake some cinnamon buns. they were far from perfect, far from dry a little burnt but they tasted really good. They also happened to look like a cinnamon-baking-crime-scene. But at least it was something and at least it tasted good. I’m going to give you my very own recipe on cinnamon buns, inspired by recipes I found in cook books and online. I had to get some idea on how to make it, then I sat down and decided to create my own recipe, I knew the basic ingredients I needed and with some of this and some of that I came up with the perfect amount of each ingredients.
Ingredients for the buns:
1,5 Liters of all purpose flour
1,5 dl sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
50 g of yest
150 g Butter
5 dl milk
Ingredients for the filling:
200 g butter
2 dl sugar
4-8 tablespoons of cinnamon
How to make Hetty’s cinnamon buns:
- Start by pre-heat the oven to 475 degrees. Melt the butter in a saucepan, then add the milk. Let the mixture be lukewarm ( 37 degrees Celsius.) Add the yeast in a mixing bowl or crumble the yeast if it’s fresh. Then add the butter/milk mixture over the yeast and mix it well together and stir until the yest have dissolved.
- Add salt, sugar and egg. mic it all well together before adding the flour. Spare some of the flour for later. Work the dough until it’s a smooth and slightly loose dough. Sett the dough a side with a towel over or plastic wraps and let it rest and rise for about 30 minutes or until the dough have doubled in size.
- While the dough is resting start making the filling. Mix butter, sugar, cinnamon together. ( Use a mix master if you have one.)
- When the dough is doubled in size, spread some flour on the kitchen counter, and knead the dough before cutting it in half. Put one half back in the bowl an start roll out the other half of the dough. Add half of the cinnamon filling ad spread it evenly out on the dough, then roll it together and cut them into pieces. Put a baking sheet on a baking tray and place the buns the tray. Then do the same with the other half of the dough. Put a kitchen towel over the buns and let it rest for additionally 30 minutes.
- Brush the cinnamon buns with a beaten egg, and sprinkle some sugar over it before putting in the oven. Let it bake in the oven for about 8-10 minutes.
They might get a little burned at the bottom but it taste really good anyway, at least that’s my opinion. If you don’t want it to get burnt on the bottom try to reduce the baking time in the oven. I can’t promise anything but it’s worth a try if you don’t want it to get brunet on the bottom.. Personally I prefer that it’s a little burned on the bottom because I think it gives the cinnamon buns a caramelized flavor with a hint of burned cinnamon. hah, it sounds terrible but it’s really good.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family and I did. I’m very sorry that I didn’t write anything yesterday, my day was fully booked, and I had no time for anything else, and I’m really sorry about that..
I hope y’all have an amazing day and that you’ve had a blessed, joyful and awesome weekend. Tomorrow it’s Monday, and time to post my weekly dinner plan once again. I’m currently working on it and so far so good. i’m really looking forward to post the list tomorrow.
Thank you for reading, and I hope to see you back here tomorrow for a new post.
Until next time..