I'm pretty sure one of the great wonders of the world is, unbeknown to many, the cinnamon bun. It's what I crave after a rubbish morning (see this Instagram)- and it's the thing I can barely resist when spotted on a bakery shelf. BUT Y SO HARD TO MAKE. Often with things like buns and breads, I lose patience when it comes to the 'yeast rising part' (y'know, that integral part)- so when I spotted this no-rise-time cinnamon bun recipe in the amazing Violet Bakery cookbook I couldn't not share. Claire Ptak is a GENIUS. Sharing is caring, right? (Especially when buns are involed)...

You will need:
FILLING:
- 75g unsalted butter
- 250g light brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

BUNS:
- 560g plain flour (plus some for rolling)
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons fine sea salt
- 2 teaspoons ground cardamom
- 240g cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
- 300g cold milk
- Caster sugar for dipping
- Butter for greasing the tin

I tweaked a couple of tiny details with mine (I used 1 teaspoon of salt instead of two, and a little less cardamom, but added everything as per the recipe above)!


1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees (fan) and butter a 12-cup muffin tray.

2. Prepare your filling! Melt the butter and leave it in a warm place so that it remains liquid. Mix together your sugar and cinnamon and set to one side.



3. Dough time! In an electric mixer, combine all the dry ingredients with your cubes of butter. Then slowly pour in your cold milk whilst the mixer is running, until the dough forms a ball and starts to come away from the bowl. Turn the dough out on to a lightly floured surface and leave to rest for a few minutes. Fold the dough gently over itself once or twice to pull it all together, and let it rest for a second time for about 10 minutes.

4. Clear a large surface, and dust lightly with some more flour. Roll the dough into a large rectangle until about 5mm thick. Brush the dough with the melted butter, and then sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon on top until there's a nice thick layer!



5. Starting with the long side, roll the dough up away from you- keeping it tight and rolling it into a spiral (gently tugging it towards you every now and again to keep things neat). Once it's rolled up, squeeze the roll to ensure it's the same thickness throughout, and use a sharp knife to cut the roll into 12 even slices.

6. Taking a slice of the cinnamon roll, peel back about 5cm of the loose end of the pastry and fold it in back under the roll to loosely cover the bottom. Place in the muffin tray, flap-side down and repeat until all are done! Bake the buns for 25 minutes and once out, dip into a bowl of caster sugar and serve!

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I'm pretty sure one of the great wonders of the world is, unbeknown to many, the cinnamon bun. It's what I crave after a rubbish morning (see this Instagram)- and it's the thing I can barely resist when spotted on a bakery shelf. BUT Y SO HARD TO MAKE. Often with things like buns and breads, I lose patience when it comes to the 'yeast rising part' (y'know, that integral part)- so when I spotted this no-rise-time cinnamon bun recipe in the amazing Violet Bakery cookbook I couldn't not share. Claire Ptak is a GENIUS. Sharing is caring, right? (Especially when buns are involed)...

You will need:
FILLING:
- 75g unsalted butter
- 250g light brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

BUNS:
- 560g plain flour (plus some for rolling)
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons fine sea salt
- 2 teaspoons ground cardamom
- 240g cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
- 300g cold milk
- Caster sugar for dipping
- Butter for greasing the tin

I tweaked a couple of tiny details with mine (I used 1 teaspoon of salt instead of two, and a little less cardamom, but added everything as per the recipe above)!


1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees (fan) and butter a 12-cup muffin tray.

2. Prepare your filling! Melt the butter and leave it in a warm place so that it remains liquid. Mix together your sugar and cinnamon and set to one side.



3. Dough time! In an electric mixer, combine all the dry ingredients with your cubes of butter. Then slowly pour in your cold milk whilst the mixer is running, until the dough forms a ball and starts to come away from the bowl. Turn the dough out on to a lightly floured surface and leave to rest for a few minutes. Fold the dough gently over itself once or twice to pull it all together, and let it rest for a second time for about 10 minutes.

4. Clear a large surface, and dust lightly with some more flour. Roll the dough into a large rectangle until about 5mm thick. Brush the dough with the melted butter, and then sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon on top until there's a nice thick layer!



5. Starting with the long side, roll the dough up away from you- keeping it tight and rolling it into a spiral (gently tugging it towards you every now and again to keep things neat). Once it's rolled up, squeeze the roll to ensure it's the same thickness throughout, and use a sharp knife to cut the roll into 12 even slices.

6. Taking a slice of the cinnamon roll, peel back about 5cm of the loose end of the pastry and fold it in back under the roll to loosely cover the bottom. Place in the muffin tray, flap-side down and repeat until all are done! Bake the buns for 25 minutes and once out, dip into a bowl of caster sugar and serve!

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42 comments:

  1. Mmmm! These look scrumptious. I want some now :( X

    THEFASHION-JUNKIE

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  2. Holy shiz, this looks delicious! I tried making them once but failed terribly :( seriously though, you're a pro baker!

    www.ashrealasitgets.blogspot.com

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  3. I recently got obsessed over cinnamon buns especially over the holiday season and now my local bakery doesn't sell them anymore and I miss them. Now I can make my own so thanks for the recipe.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  4. These look absolutely amazing! I'll definitely have a go at these next time I'm home from uni - thanks for the recipe!
    Lx
    www.lucyeyf.co.uk

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  5. I'll be over for one in about an hour OK?! And I'll even risk having gluten because THEY JUST LOOK TOO GOOD. x

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  6. These look delicious!! I'm definitely going to give these a go! Cinnamon buns are definitely one of the great wonders of the world too, just so damn delicious!

    Hungry Little Bear

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  7. These look so tasty! I've never baked cinnamon rolls before, they look like they would be tough to make. I'll have to try your recipe!

    http://www.mintnotion.com

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  8. Cinnamon buns are my favourite! <3

    moremindfulyou.blogspot.com

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  9. Oh no, I really don't need to learn how to make these!! Once I start, how will I stop? Obesity, I'm coming for ya!! xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Food, Travel, Italy

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  10. I make the BEST cinnamon buns and this recipe is so similar to mine, I just know they're amazing. They definitely look the part too.

    How was that for a #humblebrag, eh?

    - Elodie x
    www.elle-yeah.com

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  11. oh my god liv no! I've been craving cinnamon buns for ages and now you've posted this I want them even more! I wish I had all the ingredients in my cardboard to re create these right now, they look absolutely delicious!
    www.elzbthchlmrspps.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. oh my gosh, these look so good and so perfect too.

    Jess x
    www.jessicalaar.blogspot.com

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  13. looks yummy!!
    this is my version:
    http://killthemwithchic.com/2014/11/19/the-making-of-cinnamon-rolls/

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  14. My oh my, these look absolutely delicious! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. These look absolutely perfect! They're making me hungry just looking at them!

    alicesjournal.com

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  16. Definitely giving these a go for my next baking session. They look ah-mazing!

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  17. These look so yummy! I have only recently started to like cinnamon but its so good. I usually bake cupcakes but i want to start trying more pastries x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

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  18. They look amazing! For some reason I've recently started to dislike cinnamon while I used to loooove it. What's happening to me?
    Maybe a recipe like that would put me in the right way again!

    Mika | www.la-french-connection.com

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  19. It looks so delicious and it's super easy to veganize! I can't wait to bake a vegan-friendly version :D

    www.fashionatic.be

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  20. These look absolutely delicious! I may have to make them for the next party I go to! :)

    x Sarah
    http://www.bohochiccafe.com

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  21. These look delicious and super easy to make! I looove cinnamon buns. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Liv!
    Tatyanna Gois

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  22. Definitely saving this one! I'm a big fan of cinnamon so this looks great. Thanks for sharing it :)
    Lucy xoxo
    http://lucyannblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. These look beautiful and extra tasty x

    Millie x
    queenmillie.blogspot.com

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  24. Drooling! These look amazing--nothing beats a fresh cinnamon roll!

    Lifestyle by Joules

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  25. Yummy these look so good
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  26. These look so good! I don't even like cinnamon but I'm drooling...

    Grace | eat, write + explore x

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  27. These look amazing, I'm a sucker for a cinnamon bun!! One of the reasons I'm no longer a size 8! Going to try these at the weekend :)
    Thanks for sharing!
    B x
    www.turnrightatthegeese.com

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  28. I will for sure give this a try, they seems soooo delicious!! Your photos are always so lovely
    Have a great day,
    Madalena

    www.maadalenaaa.blogspot.com

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  29. These look gorgeous, definitely going to give these a try.

    www.thestylecheck.com

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  30. These look DEELISH! Love that they are non rise too, definitely saving x

    Eleri Roberts



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  31. They look so so so yummy!! I think I might give them a try :)

    Lauren Rose

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  32. They look so good! Will definitely be giving them a try :) x

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  33. Yummy. These look delicious. Definitely can't wait to try this recipe out myself.

    Lisa Loves x
    http://www.thegratitudeblog.org/

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  34. Omg, looks so yummy!
    xx Alyssa
    visionsofnyc.blogspot.com

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  35. They look so good. I recently tried to cook German pancakes and they ended up looking like Yorkshire puds. I think I'm just not meant to be in the kitchen.

    Sarah | http://carrymetwo.com/

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  36. Yummy! Need to make it tomorrow :)

    www.veronalain.com

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  37. Looks so tasty! Thanks for sharing this recipe :)
    xx
    angie

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