Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Gluten Free Cinnamon Buns Recipe

In February, I went to Finland and found the most incredible gluten free cinnamon buns. Ever since then, I have been lusting after them...wishing I could find something similar - no joy!

So after looking at countless recipes and a test drive that left me with cinnamon flavoured hockey pucks...I think I have finally cracked it...

*These will NEVER be like the glutenous original, but it's a damn good attempt!

For this recipe you will need - to preheat your oven to 165oc


400g of gluten free flour
2 tablespoons of dry yeast
3/4 cup of milk
3 tablespoons of lightly salted butter
1 medium egg
3 tablespoons of sugar
3 teaspoons of baking powder 
*Baking parchment


1/2 cup of sugar
4 table spoons of butter
2 tablespoons of cinnamon


Icing sugar
Vanilla extract
On a medium heat, melt the butter, add the milk and the sugar until warm to the touch.
Then add the mix into a bowl and add in the dried yeast.
Mix it up and set aside to let the yeast do its thaaaang.
In your mixing bowl, you want to add the rest of the ingredients - Flour, baking powder and the egg. *Be sure to sieve the flour to ensure you get a nice, light dough*
Then include your warm yeasty mixture, and stir until you create a sticky dough...get ready to roll up those sleeves and work on those guns!
The dough mix should feel light and fluffy.
Now it's time to create that deliciously sweet filling.
I don't know if you are aware but...I whaley, whaley like whales...
Mix together your butter, sugar and cinnamon and gently melt in the microwave until the butter is soft.
On a sheet of parchment paper, lightly flour it and knead your dough until it forms a ball. Then roll out until it is a couple of centimetres thick.
Spread on an even layer of your cinnamon mix and get ready to roll...
If your dough is stuck to the parchment, don't worry - just use the parchment to start rolling it and then use your hands for the rest of the work!
I greased two shallow cake tins and started to cut the roll. 
Look at that perfect swirl!!! 
You now want to put the buns somewhere warm, covered in cling film to let them double in size.  
Pop the buns into your pre-heated oven and bake for 20-25 mins until golden on top and ensure the dough isn't raw in the middle.
While your buns are baking, prepare the glaze.
I just made the glaze with enough icing sugar, milk and vanilla to create a fairly thick consistency.
Then use your basting brush to glaze the buns while they are hot.

Now serve while hot with a lovely cup or tea with coffee...be sure to do this with company or you may end up eating them all to yourself! 

I hope you enjoy!

Cat Xx

*Special thanks to my wonderful chap, who helped with all the gorgeous photos while I had sticky fingers!*


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