Thank you all for your kind words about my little ones health, he is feeling much better now and he's back to school!
So weekend ahead of us and what better way to start a Saturday or Sunday morning but with a hot, gooey, fragrant, caramelized apple cinnamon bun? You don't need a glaze with these cinnamon buns, just serve them upside down and enjoy!
Here you go, help your self...
1 tsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp dry yeast
80 ml warm water (as warm as a babys bath)
200 ml milk (I used 2%)
6 tbsp sugar
5 tbsp melted butter (not too hot)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
For the filling
1 - 2 apples cut into chunks
The juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
a pinch of ground cloves
a pinch of salt
How to make
Using a small bowl, dissolve a teaspoon of sugar in the warm water and sprinkle the yeast on top. Allow the yeast to develop a foam for 10 minutes.
Using a large bowl, whisk together the milk with the sugar, egg, 2 tablespoons of the melted butter and vanilla. Add the yeast mixture and stir.
Combine the flour with salt and add it to the wet mixture.
Stir using a spoon until the dough forms a “ball” around the spoon. The dough will be sticky, cover with plastic film and set it aside at room temperature for 2 hours.
At this point you are able to keep the dough in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Prepare the filling, mix the apple with lemon juice, sugars, cinnamon, glove, a pinch of salt and keep aside.
Turn dough out on a large floured surface, add flour on top and roll the dough (using a well floured rolling pin) into a big rectangle sheet. The long side should face toward you. Brush the dough with butter leaving 1 cm (1/2 an inch) border uncovered at one long side. Sprinkle with mixture leaving the same border uncovered. Starting at long side opposite border. Roll up the dough and pinch seam to seal.
Brush with butter.
Using a knife cut into 12 pieces and place them cut side up in a baking dish covered with parchment paper. Let the rolls rise about an hour (in this stage you can have your rolls ready overnight and bake them in the morning. Let them stand in room temperature 30 minutes before baking)
Bake in 375 degrees preheated oven 25 – 30 minutes.
|Hot out of the oven|
Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!