Wednesday, 10 November 2010

A perfect partnership

I am a firm believer in enjoying life food, which is probably why I am not a size 10.

On the weekends, Stud1 and I used to go for brunch (pre-Monkey and budget!), now we try to make one morning each weekend special. Stud1 makes mean pancakes and waffles and can george foreman some good bacon. I like to make the same and also love pastries - croissant, pan au chocolat, danishes etc

But now our favourite breakfast spoil and occasional dessert is - Cinnamon Buns...

Super easy to make (if you have  a bread-maker to make the dough for you.)

So here is my "coveted" recipe... use it wisely, it has been known to make grown men weep and beg for more. 

The measurements are guides only - I have never been one to measure things so I usually guesstimate. And make it the night before and just pop in the oven to bake in the morning while you make the sauce.

Cyndi's Cinnamon Buns
(makes about 12)

1 portion (2lb loaf) of bread dough 
150g butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2Tb cinnamon

200ml cream
1/4 cup brown sugar
2t cinnamon
Roll out the dough into a rectangle.
Grate butter over the top
Mix the sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle over the dough and butter.
Roll from the long side into a log. Slice into 2cm thick slices and put cut side down in a greased pan (bigger the better otherwise the sauce may leak out) Cover with clingwrap and let it rest overnight in the fridge.

Preheat oven to 180C 

Pop the buns in the oven for about 30 - 40 min until browned on top.

Mix the ream, sugar and cinnamon together in a pot and bring to the boil slowly. Stirring all the time, let it boil until thickened.

Take the buns out of the oven and pour half of the sauce over the top of the piping hot buns. Put back in the oven for a few minutes while you make the coffee.

Serve hot with some extra sauce if desired and really good strong coffee.

Any extra sauce tastes really good added to your next cup of coffee. 

I will post some photos next week :D 

And remember to eat in moderation. Or you will feel VERY ill!

1 comment:

  1. Glad to meet a fellow food lover. I unfortunately don't have a bread maker but make similar cinnamon rolls, but with a cream cheese icing and scattered with chopped pecans... makes them extra dangerous to my ever expanding waistline.


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