Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Mater's Cinnamon Buns

It's tutorial tuesday. And what better than a gorgeous recipe for something warming as the weather turns colder.
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These things are fricking awesome. The smell is almost as good as the taste. If you can have made bread before you won't have any trouble. If you haven't made bread before, you'll be fine. 

Ingredients

1lb strong white flour
1 level tsp salt
4tsp ground cinnamon
1tsp grated nutmeg (mum says fresh is best but life is short)
2 x 6g sachets of dried yeast
2oz caster sugar
8oz sultanas
4oz chopped glace cherries (mum's trademark)
5fl.oz. hand hot milk
1.5-2fl.oz. water
2oz melted butter
1 large egg

Glaze

2oz caster sugar
2 tbsp water

Place first 4 items in a bowl. Sprinkle in the yeast and sugar, followed by the sultanas and cherries. Add milk, water, beaten egg and butter. 

Mix into a dough.Knead for approx 6 mins until smooth and elastic. Cover loosely and leave somewhere warm until roughly doubled in size (approx 90 mins).

Press air out and shape into 12 buns on a baking tray covered in baking parchment. Cover lightly with foil and  leave to rise for another half an hour. 

Pop into hot oven (210 maybe - she uses an aga, of course) for approx 15 mins or until sound like a drum when tapped on base.

While in the oven make the glaze, then as soon as they come out brush on glaze and leave to cool. But not for tooooo long....these are absolutely delicious while fresh and still warm with some butter. Mmmmm.

And it didn't end there. She also knocked up this sponge.

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The topping is marscapone based which worked exceptionally well - it tasted very fresh as well as delicious. 
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The jam is home made, what else. Note also the glace cherry. I am serious - Mum rarely makes a pudding that doesn't include them somewhere!

1 comment:

PURLPOWER said...

Man, that bun looks so good I feel like I could reach into my laptop and grab it, Mike TV style!

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