Cinnamon Buns are such a favourite in my household and having it fresh is the best thing on Christmas morning with coffee watching the kids open their presents …..

Here’s the recipe:

Dough

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup of lukewarm milk
  • 2 tablespoons of butter softened at room temperature
  • 4 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon of active dry yeast

Filling

  • half cup of butter
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • ground cinnamon

Glaze

  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 500g of icing sugar
  1. In a cake mixer, beat eggs, softened butter and sugar.
  2. Next add lukewarm milk, mixing slowly, add flour and yeast. Mix for about 4 mins and turn the dough into a well-oiled bowl, cover with a tea towel.  Let the dough rest for about an hour or till it’s doubled in size. Preheat oven to around 180 degrees celsius.
  3. Preheat oven to around 180 degrees celsius.
  4. Roll out your dough onto a well-floured surface and into a 1 X 1 1/2 foot rectangle. Spread butter over and spread brown
  5. Spread butter over and spread brown sugar, dust with ground cinnamon. Next, roll the dough up into a cylinder and slice it around 1 finger’s thickness between. You should only slice 3/4 way down.
  6. Place the sliced dough onto a baking sheet and start to twist the dough in one direction. When you’ve reached the last one, pinch the first and last twisted dough together to form a circle. I used a ramekin in the middle of the dough wreath to ensure it turns out round.
  7. Bake for about 17-20 mins ….. the beautiful cinnamon smell from your oven will tell everyone it’s time to wake.

By hand or mixer, prepare your glaze by just beating the milk and icing sugar together. Feel free to add maple syrup or vanilla extract/paste. Once your wreath comes out of the oven, glaze it and if you’ve got fresh cranberries, pop some on the wreath… it’s such a beautiful touch. Drizzle as much or little or let your kids do it.

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This is really no fuss, easy to do recipe ….. and your family will love you for it ….

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