I love cinnamon and it happens to be a Christmas spice.
I love it in teas, cakes, sweets, fragrant oils but my favourite is cinnamon and apple spiced teas….oh you didn’t hear? I’m a confirmed sweet tooth 🙂 but I assure you I take everything in moderation!
Anyway, I decided to add cinnamon into the buns recipe, I love it and I’m sure you will love it too!
Still to come before Christmas are 2 awesome chicken recipes! Certainly different from what we’ll normally do with chicken this season, so join me on monday 🙂 . Promises to be worth your time.
Now on to our cinnamon buns.
Ingredients: (30-40 buns)
4 cups plain flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon powder
1/2 cup butter (melted)
1 cup hand hot milk ( I used Hollandia, warmed it in a pot, didn’t let it boil)
7g pack/2 teaspoons instant yeast ( Shoprite )
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
Vegetable oil for deep frying
Sift the flour, cinnamon salt and sugar into a large mixing bowl. Stir in yeast.
Make a well in the centre of the flour mix and fold in the milk, butter and egg.
Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic. About 5 minutes.
Place in a bowl, cover with cling film and keep it in the warmest part of the house.
*I put mine in the oven and place a hot water bottle beside it, you can substitute by placing a bowl of hot water on the bottom rack of the oven, then place the dough on the middle rack.
The dough should double in size after 2 hours, knead lightly again then roll into small balls and deep fry in hot oil until golden brown.
Alternatively, skip adding sugar to the dough, then drizzle honey/maple syrup/golden syrup over the buns after frying…..now sit back and really enjoy sticky cinnamon buns! 😀