Cinnamon bun

fahéjas kalács

Some days before the Passover I start to thinking about the festive menu. While I am in the middle of the planning,  I have realized that we totally forget about the real meaning of the Easter. I am not talking about the bunnies, the decorated eggs etc. I am talking about the Saviour of the mankind, Jesus Christ. We should (we must) commemorate about Jesus's death and his resurrection on these days. 

Besides we try to celebrate these wonderful events, I set the courses to the festive mood - I need my husband's approve as well, of course. :-) I have been planning to bake some sweet cake, and paralelly I have been thinking about to remake the Swedish cinnamon buns. So, I have mixed these two wishes and finally I have baked a cinnamon "wreath". It perfectly fits a cup of coffee or as a dessert in the afternoon.

Ingredients:

  • 460 g flour
  • 60 g butter
  • 240 ml milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 7 g dry yeast
  • 1-1 tsp cinnamon, cardamom, zest of orange
  • 50 g sugar (xilit)
  • a pinch of salt
  • for the filling: 100 g sugar (xilit), 50 g butter, 4 tsp cinnamon, 1-1 tsp zest of orange and cardamom
  • sliced almonds

How to make. Warm the milk a bit, mix the yeast with the sugar in it. Measure the flour in a large bowl, pour the (sugared) milk onto the flour , add the egg and the spices. Knead the dough until 10-15 minutes. Take it away for 1-2 hours and let it to rise - in this case I used our bread machine, because in our flat it was a bit cold to be rised the dough in an hour.

For the filling melt the butter and mix in it the sugar and the spices. Roll out the dough into a rectangle shape. Grease the filling mixture on the surface of the dough and cut it into to equal rectangle. Roll them up and make a "plait" and finally make a "wreath". Cover it's surface with a beaten egg and sprinkle it with sliced almonds. Put it into the preheated oven (180 °C) for 30 minutes. I used the fan option after 15 minutes. Have a nice baking!