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Friday 6 April 2012

Sticky Easter Buns

Sticky Easter Buns
I've never been very satisfied with the Hot Cross Buns I've made at home, so this year I decided to try something a bit different.  I like the idea of a rolled bun, like cinnamon buns, but with the flavours and filling that is reminiscent of a Hot Cross Bun.  I made my dough in the bread maker, but if you don't  have one you could follow any sweet dough recipe directions.

Sticky Easter Buns

450g strong white flour
1 pkt fast action yeast
2 tsp ground cinnamon
50g soft brown sugar
125g butter, melted
150ml warm milk (not too warm or it will kill the yeast)
100g yogurt
1 egg
1 jar of mincemeat
1 large cooking apple peeled and chopped

For the glaze
25g soft brown sugar
10g butter
6 tbsp water

Put the flour, yeast, cinnamon and brown sugar in the bread maker bowl.  Add the melted butter, milk, yogurt and beaten egg.  Set to 'dough' and go away and do something else.  My bread machine takes 45 minutes to make a dough.

Now you have an option, you can either watch the video below to see what to do or follow the instructions that come after the video.  This is my first video clip, so please forgive the length and the fact that I do seem to pick things up with my hands - they are clean, honest!

Flatten out the dough on an oiled surface (or it will stick) and then spread the mincemeat over the dough and distribute the apple pieces evenly across the mincemeat.  Roll up the dough from the long side, tucking the join underneath.  The slice across and put the the slices into a baking tin lined with baking parchment, cut side up.

Put to one side in a warm place, to let the buns rise for about an hour and a half until they have doubled in size.

Then bake at 200C/180C (fan) for about 30 minutes.  To make the glaze, put the sugar, water and butter into a pan and heat slowly to melt the sugar, then bring to the boil and boil for about 3 minutes.  Glaze the buns as soon as they come out of the oven.  Leave them in the tin until just warm then remove and split.

They are very, very sticky and absolutely delicious.

I'm entering this for Alphabakes challenge, the letter is 'B'  this month. This challenge is run by Ros at The more than occasional baker and Caroline at Caroline Makes

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At 6 April 2012 at 17:05 , Blogger Shu Han said...

It's a great first video(: lovely to see you in action!

At 6 April 2012 at 19:00 , Blogger Kaz said...

Fab video Janice! I was waiting for the Blue Peter ones you prepared earlier!!
You definately need to make more videos xxx

At 6 April 2012 at 19:46 , Blogger Angelnorth said...

I'd be a lot more worried if you were picking things up with your teeth ;o) Fab first vid and the buns look delicious - I've just ben transported back to my student days when we used to wait for the Chelsea buns to come out of the ovens in the Union cafe at about 11:00 o'clock!

At 6 April 2012 at 19:56 , Anonymous Lauralovescakes said...

I do love a good cinnamon bun...I have some on my to make list! Yours look great! :-)

At 6 April 2012 at 20:20 , Blogger Caroline said...

They look utterly delicious. I love the idea of the fresh apple and the sticky, spicy mincemeat together. Yum!

At 6 April 2012 at 20:59 , Blogger Dolly said...

I went to Stockholm recently, where they live off Cinnamon Buns! I love this version!

At 6 April 2012 at 22:55 , Blogger Karen S Booth said...

these look amazing Janice, JUST so sticky and well, EDIBLE! LOL! I love these, makes a nice change from Hot Cross Buns!

At 7 April 2012 at 00:19 , Blogger Baking Addict said...

Thank you so much for entering these to AlphaBakes. Fab video too - it's great to hear your voice :) I wouldn't worry about the washing maching - authentic home made video! I love that you used mince meat - clearly not just for Christmas. Look forward to your next video :)

At 7 April 2012 at 07:30 , Anonymous Corina said...

I love the combination of cinnamon buns and hot cross buns. They look lovely and sticky.

At 7 April 2012 at 07:36 , Blogger scrumptious days said...

Fantastic, and I have a jar or two of mincemeat at home so will be trying to make these very soon.
Happy Easter Jude x

At 7 April 2012 at 09:51 , Blogger Traceyr said...

haha love the fact that you can hear your washing machine :)

Those buns look tasty Janice and your video was not too long and very informative with a touch of humour.

Great! :)

At 7 April 2012 at 10:57 , Blogger Unknown said...

Janice. Amazing video!!! I love your voice and the gloopy sucky sound of the mincemeat!! Genius. Lovely buns and I'm off to make my first video this weekend !!

At 7 April 2012 at 13:34 , Blogger Karen said...

Brilliant video my lovely and so fabulous to hear your voice again :-D YUM, they look delicious! x

At 7 April 2012 at 22:44 , Blogger Hazel said...

Super video, Janice - first time I've heard you - so good to put a voice to you - I'll 'hear' you now when I read your posts x

At 9 April 2012 at 07:40 , Blogger Chele said...

Oh wow! I wish I had seen this post earlier and could have made some for our Easter weekend too. They look amazing!

At 11 April 2012 at 23:01 , Blogger Phil in the Kitchen said...

These look seriously sticky and so inviting. Buns are for life, of course, and not just for Easter. I thoroughly approve of the use of the breadmaker - I'd be lost without mine.


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