Sunday, 18 May 2014

Sunday Morning Cinnamon Buns *No eggs required*

What do you feel is the best time to bake? Well honestly all times are the best time to bake , but morning baking is my FAV
You know the whole staying up late night , searching the multitudes of recipes on the internet to decide what tasty treat should you whip up , drooling, finding something you Absolutely Have To make and then falling into deep slumber. Well, I waste no time mulling over such things.
Wake  up, find recipe, cuppa tea in one hand and a whisk in another. Chop chop chop. 

So yesterday I found this amazing blog called Averie Cooks . Since yeast is my current obsession I head straight to her yeasted breads section and guess what I found ! Cinnamon buns * well that wasn't a tough guess considering that's exactly what the title says. Maybe I should work on building up the mystery . But chopchopchop*
Anywhoo she had an overnight cinnamon bun recipe and an instant 1 hour one. Guess which one impatient Soph picked *Yay . I kinda got the mystery part right*

Why This Recipe Stole My Heart ( just by reading , I hadn't baked it yet)
  • 1 hour stuff. No long waiting
  • Yeast. 
  • No eggs. Although I don't have issues with eggs, I know a bunch of people who do . So it's always nicer to include them in food tasting
  • Cinnamon ! I <3 cinnamon. I can sprinkle that goodness on all foods ever 
  • CinnamonBun!  from Adventure Time -My favourtie cartoon.Yes I'm an Adult . Yes I watch Adventure time , and Futurama. But you must understand how deep these cartoons are. its about life and so many things that come with it . All the hardships, the lessons, the love. Something a person any age can relate to.

That being said I faced certain difficulties regarding the dough . It was quiet sticky and just couldn't hold it together. I was afraid that adding too much flour would make it very chewy , so just worked my way around the dough .With a few changes and faith in the God of Baked Goods, everything worked out great!Oh itssooooooyummy , you're gonna want seconds and thirds and fourths.
My search for cinnalove does not end here, but it's a great place to start , and satiate instant cravings.
Dough Ingredients 

Spread the dough, spread some butter

Srpinkle some sugars

Rolled and cut

Lovely and baked

I did a Google search on cinnamon buns and found some fun paraphernalia( I don't know why I'm doing this , but it's interesting!)
Cinnamon Bun Latte (yummy yummy)
Cinnamon Roll cake flavour (I own it. It smells like heaven dipped in maple syrup)

Here's the Original Recipe. I omitted the cream cheese Icing cuz well, don't wanna OD on sugar just yet. But you totally can!

Kay now Bakey time

Cinnamon Buns *egg free*



3 cup flour
1 cup buttermilk(I didnt have buttermilk so I took 1/2 cup yogurt, 1/3rd cup milk and remaining water)
1 tsp dry active yeast
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla essence(this is optional but  always a great choice)


50 gm softened Butter
1/3 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup White sugar
1 stick cinnamon ( variable.depends on how much cinna does your palette craves)


  • Mix yeast & 1 tbsp sugar in 2 tbsp warm( 30-40  C) water . Let it stand for 15 minutes.
  • Take all the dough ingredients along with yeast and mix. Now knead a lil ,cover and let it rise for 1 hour.(till doubles in size)
  • Sprinkle a cling wrap sheet with powdered sugar. 
  • Spread the dough on the sheet to make a rectangle of around 1 cm thickness.
  • Spread the butter on the dough. leave a 1/4 inch margin on the sides
  • Blitz together the sugars and cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly on top of the butter. Reserve 2 tbsp.
  • Roll the dough . Cut in 1 inch thick slices .Place in a cake-pan.
  • Sprinkle the top with remaining sugar cinnamon mix 
  • Cover and let it rise for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile preheat oven to 180C
  • Bake for 30 -35 minutes , untill a fork inserted comes out clean
Let it stand for 10 minutes after. There are buttery juices at the bottom that your buns need to soak up.
Now cut and devour.

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