No SLR 😦

Hello faithful readers – I’ve been neglecting you of late. Working for my living. However, I’ve been baking loads, and I made these for my friend who is obsessed with all things Scandinavian. They were relatively simple – especially with the addition of a bread machine to do the kneading thing for me – and very delicious, warm out of the oven, they did that filling the house with the smell of cinnamon thing.  Perfect for the non existent summer we’re having.

Bread machine cinnamon buns

120ml milk
120ml water
2 tablespoons butter
3/4 teaspoon salt
375g plain flour
2 1/4 teaspoons dried active baking yeast
4 tablespoons caster sugar
1 egg
3 tablespoons softened butter
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
5 tablespoons caster sugar
A handful of sultanas/raisins

Heat the milk, water and butter together until warm. Put the flour, salt, yeast, sugar, egg and milk mixture into the bread machine and select the ‘dough’ option – if you don’t have one, mix together in a bowl and knead for 15 minutes, then leave to prove for an hour. Get it out, and flour your surface extensively – the dough will be very sticky – roll into a rectangle. Add the cinnamon to the sugar in a bowl and spread the melted butter on your dough. Cover with the cinnamon mixture, then roll up the dough into a sausage. Using a sharp knife or one of those food choppers, cut into 2 cm pieces. Place these cut side down onto a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.

Icing optional…