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Home Sweet Home Bakealong 53: Cinnamon Buns

January 25, 2016

Last weekend I made: Cinnamon buns, grasshopper slices, gluten free chocolate cake, syrup sponge and a roast dinner for 8 people. I’m not saying this to gain your admiration, I’m saying it so you realise what an idiot I am sometimes and how clearly these were never going to be the highest quality attempts at these recipes. Still, they stood up to my normal slapdash approach.


I promise there’s a cinnamon bun under there

The main issue with this recipe was that I couldn’t be bothered to eggwash the buns and it was a cold weekend. This meant that a) they didn’t really brown in the oven and so I overcooked them a bit and b) it was hard to get the dough to rise. The resulting bun was not unpleasant but was rather drier and denser that I’d have liked.

I only made 1/3rd of the icing. I still had loads left over


Cinnamon Buns
from Home Sweet Home by the Hummingbird Bakery

300ml lukewarm milk
25g caster sugar
1 1/2 tsp active yeast
500g strong white flour
1 tsp salt
85g butter, cubed

80g softened butter
80g dark brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 large egg

Glaze:(don’t make the full amount)
50g softened butter
300g icing sugar
125g full fat cream cheese


Join Beckie and me in our Epic 100 part bakealong. Next: Grasshopper slice


2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 25, 2016 6:13 pm

    They didn’t rise much in my warm kitchen and were quite dry and dense even when egg-washed. I don’t think it’s you!

    • January 26, 2016 8:52 am

      Ah that’s interesting. Maybe more sugar in the dough?

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