May 12, 2014 - 0 Comments - Uncategorized -

Claim back your lazy weekend / Easy cinnamon rolls

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The past few weeks I’ve been working on this new site, which is why I haven’t posted any new material in a while. I hope you like the new look!

I also hope you had a nice time over the bank holidays, whether you’re one of those unfortunate souls who had to work them or one of those lucky people who had them off. Either way, I imagine that you get to claim back this weekend and do what you fancy, which if you’re anything like me involves a lot of lazing around.

This recipe is perfect for such weekends, or mornings. It doesn’t require yeast unlike most of its cousins, which are more hard work. To measure out the ingredients, use a medium sized mug – it works effectively and saves washing up! I added some blended nectarines as an after thought as I needed to use them up. It gave them a nice pink hue, but I couldn’t taste them all too much through the cinnamon so other than that they don’t make much difference to the recipe. I also shoved some raisons in them too, the boyfriend was all ‘Then it will be cross between a cinnamon roll and a Chelsea bun, awesome.’ For the record, he was totally right!

Dough

2 mugs self raising flour

2 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons butter/buttery/margarine

3/4 mugs buttermilk

Filling

4 tablespoons butter

1 mug light brown sugar

3 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon nutmeg

Glaze

1 packet cream cheese (200g)

1 teaspoons vanilla

3 tablespoons icing sugar (or to taste)

Extras

2 pureed nectarines

raisins

Method

In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients (the first 5) and slowly fold in the butter and buttermilk until it creates a soft dough. Knead.

Lightly flour a clean, dry surface, and knead the dough out into a rectangle.

Grease a baking tray (preferably a deep one incase you have an explosion).

Spread the dough with your filling, and extras.

Roll up the dough lengthways to make a giant roll, and cut into slices. Place on a greased baking tray.

Put the oven on gas mark 6.5, and cook for 20 minutes, or until golden brown and crusty.

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