Friday, 30 August 2013

Cinnamon Finger Buns #GBBO Week 2 Dough

Every so often the old man and I find a programme that we both really enjoy and make a point of settling down to watch it just the 2 of us and steal a nice quiet snuggle in the process. 
With me loving to bake and him loving to eat my baking we were both very happy to hear that a new series of The Great British Bake Off was back on our screens?!
With the competitors being set a new theme every week I am always encouraged to make something that fits in with the theme for my fiancé to enjoy. So you can imagine how excited I was last night when I stumbled across a blog post over at The Mini Mes and Me, a recipe for cinnamon swirls that was part of a Great British Bake Off bloggers challenge. Intrigued, I read the post very carefully and followed the links to the other blogs which contained all of the details; Mummy Mishaps and The Crazy Kitchen

That was it, I needed no more encouragement, with this week being dough week I scoured all of my recipe books and some of my own personal recipes and narrowed it down to 2.

I opted for the recipe that I hadn't made in a while and one the kids could help with, so without further a do here are our Cinnamon Finger Buns.

7g pack of yeast
1 cup of warm water
300g of strong white flour or bread flour
1 teaspoon of salt
3 heaped tablespoons of brown sugar
100ml oil
 3tablespoons of butter
1 heaped tablespoon of cinnamon
3 heaped tablespoons of icing sugar

1) Firstly mix the yeast and cup of warm water together and set aside

2) Combine the flour, salt and brown sugar in a large bowl

3) Once the dry ingredients have been combined, mix in the yeast and warm water mixture followed by the oil.

4) Knead the dough until it has a shine to it and is smooth(approx 15 minutes)

5) Lightly flour the bowl and return the dough to it, cover and leave it to rise to around twice the size.

6) Whilst the dough is rising, grease and line a sided rectangle baking tray.

7) Once the dough has risen, put it into the prepared baking tray and press it into all of the corners of the baking tray. Using a knife, cut the dough about 2/3 deep, into lengths. Cover and leave to rise for a further 30 minutes.

8) Pre-heat the oven to 220 degrees and bake the dough for 20 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.

9) When the finger buns are nearly ready, melt the butter and in a separate bowl combine the cinnamon and icing sugar.

10) As soon as you remove the finger buns from the oven, brush them with the melted butter(use all of the butter)

11) Generously sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mix all over the finger buns.

Serve whilst still warm, but make sure you take yours first because once the kids get hold of them they will disappear!



M xx


  1. ooooh i love cinnamon buns so i know i would love these!!!they look very light too - were they? and i also love that you are joining in! yaaay thank you xx

  2. They are so easy to make and yes, very light and fluffy. Can't wait for next week!

  3. these look delicious, I love cinnamon too!

  4. These looks so good. Love the last top esp! x