Reading and Recipes

Sunday, May 27, 2007


Made this the other day - worked out a little dry and sticky so there will be some variations worked on to sort this, lol.

Cinnamon Buns

2 cups soya mylk, heated and mixed with
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup sugar

Once all mixed and disolved leave it to cool.

2 Tbsp yeast with 1 tsp sugar and about a 1/4 cup luke warm water in a *big* bowl. Let the yeast develop for about 20 mins (it will be *huge*) and then mix in the cooled mylk mixture and around 2 cups bread flour, mixing until smooth (using the mixer is great for this bit, aching arms otherwise :-) )

Leave the sponge to develop - this week this only took about 15 minutes, but in colder weather I'd probably leave it for around an hour, covered, or somewhere warm.

Once the sponge has risen/developed, mix/knead about 4 more cups of the flour until you get a nice, kneadable dough. (if you just want a bread roll or similar make these now and then leave to rise for 30mins/doubled in size)

Split it in two and roll each half out into a long rectangle.

Take 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 to 2 tsp ground cinnamon (depending on your taste) and mix together. Spread this evenly, ish, over one rectangle of the dough and sprinkle about 1 cup of raisins on top. Place the second rectangle over the top, press edges to seal and then gently roll up into a swiss-roll like cylinder. Slice into 2-3 cm pieces and place onto a baking tray, leave for 30mins or so to rise. (they will be a little squished together after that time, but leave cos that's lovely :-) )

Bake at 200 degrees C for about 10-15 mins. Eat whilst warm, and then have the rest later.