cinnamon buns, a little taste of north america
one little reminder of cinnabun from gabi was enough to make me run home, check my cupboard for ingredients, hit up epicurious.com for a recipe and start to bake a batch of chewy, gooey, sweet and delicious cinnamon buns.
here's the recipe and how they turned out:
3 tbsp granulated sugar (of course organic)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/4 cup non bleached all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp unsalted butter, cold
1 egg from a happy chicken
1/4 cow's milk (but probably soy or almond would work as well)
3 1/2 tsp icing sugar
1 tsp water
preheat your oven to 375 (or 190 C for those of us who only have oven's with temperatures in celcius). in a small bowl stir together 2 tbsp of the granulated sugar and the cinnamon. In a larger bowl combine flour, remaining sugar, baking powder and salt. cut the butter into small pieces and add it to the flour mixture. use your fingertips (i know!) to mush it all together until it resembles bread crumbs.
in another small bowl whist together egg and 3 tbsp of the milk. add the flour mixture, stir it until it is well combined. on a lightly floured counter, knead the dough a few times. use your hands or a rolling pin to roll dough out into a 10x6 inch rectangle (roughly of course) or until it is 1 inch thick. brush dough with milk and prinkel evenly with the cinnamon-sugar mixture. beginning with the short side roll it up. use a knife to slice it into 3 even pieces crosswise.
arrange the pieces on a baking sheet with the cut sides up and throw them into that oven for around 15 minutes or until the tops are golden. while you're waiting close to the oven, mix together either 1 tsp or milk or water with icing sugar in a small bowl. once the buns are done drizzle, eat and repeat.