Thursday, 26 December 2013

Day 11: Cinnamon Buns

I'm in love. I've never felt like this about a pastry before. I think I need help... Seriously though, these are amazing. Living with my mother, I'd convinced myself that I didn't like cinnamon (she isn't a big fan), but my Dad loves these, so I thought I'd kill two birds with one stone and make these - I made something for my dad, and I improved my baking skills (these have yeast in! I had to knead it! My Mum didn't even help!). I am so glad I made these. Thanks Dad!

The dough is perfectly dense yet not stodgy, they have a brilliant cinnamon taste (but not overpowering) and the sugar oozed out of the bottom to create a syrup which was just fabulous. Just writing about this is making my mouth water. These are definitely best eaten fresh out of the oven, but I would eat them at pretty much any time of day.

After they came out the oven, I glazed them using some warmed apricot jam which had been watered down slightly, and then I made a thin watery icing by mixing water and icing sugar, which I put in a squeezy bottle and squeezed over the buns!

As, once again, it's late (I have 7 minutes until it isn't even December 26th, and then this post would have to be my 12th day of baking!) and I used a recipe from a book which is all the way downstairs in the kitchen while I'm all comfy in bed, the recipe will not be featuring in this post. I can't even remember the name of the book at the moment - once I do I will update the post with the details! 

Now I can go to bed knowing I have these to wake up to...