Cinnamon buns

By admin
26 October 2016

The sticky top formed by the butter and sugar is irresistible!

Cinnamon buns

Makes 1 medium loaf · Preparation time: 20 min · Baking time: 40 min

LOAF

  • 500 g self-raising flour
  • 5 ml (1 t) salt
  • 1 bottle (340 ml) pilsener beer

FILLING

  • 1 packet (100 g) almonds, roughly chopped
  • 1 packet (100 g) pecan nuts, roughly chopped
  • 100 g cranberries and/or soft apricots
  • 10 ml (2 t) ground cinnamon
  • 80 ml (1/3 c) honey
  • 150 g butter

TOPPING

  • 50 g butter
  • 125 ml (½ c) brown sugar

TO SERVE

  • cream cheese (optional)

1 Preheat the oven to 180 °C and grease a narrow rectangular baking tin.

2 LOAF Mix the self-raising flour, salt and enough beer to make a stiff dough. Roll the dough into a rectangle on a floured surface.

3 FILLING Mix the filling ingredients and spread the mixture evenly over the dough.

4 Roll up the dough, cut the roll into 5 cm slices and arrange the slices in the prepared baking tin.

5 TOPPING Cream together the butter and sugar. Dot the slices with the butter mixture and bake for 40 minutes or until done.

6 TO SERVE Top the hot slices with cream cheese (if using).

VARIATION

Prepare the dough as described, adding a few handfuls of seeds and Cheddar or another cheese of your choice. Put the dough in a loaf tin and bake for 40 minutes or until done. Serve with butter and cheese.

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