You can make this dough up to five weeks ahead and freeze it. Let it defrost in the fridge overnight before baking.
The Christmas Day has always been a special day to share the love and appreciate the people who have been close to you. Most people in relationships use this occasion to express their love and gratitude to their partners. A perfect food and gift from a partner are always received by the other with much affection.
There are a variety of Christmas gifts that a male partner can offer to the girlfriend. For one to effectively select the best Christmas gift for the girlfriend, they must first come up with the gift ideas for their girlfriend. These ideas can be generated by the boyfriend by considering the gifts that will make the girlfriend feel special and loved, or one may find the gift ideas for this particular occasion by researching on the internet.
A bouquet of fresh flowers is obviously one precious Christmas gift that she will appreciate. This, however, will be more suitable when accompanied by other gifts such as nicely packed stone jewelry. A cute gold, silver, or diamond necklace or earrings will be fit as a Christmas gift for her. You may also consider buying her a Christmas cookbook containing traditional thanksgiving recipes if she is always interested in cooking.
Traditionally, the Christmas Day was graced by a ceremony where people ate together. You may, therefore, prepare a Christmas food for her. The food ought to be unique, easy to prepare, and one that she will love and appreciate. One, therefore, has to find a Christmas recipe from a cookbook or the internet. A proper Christmas food will make her happy and feel loved especially given the fact that it has been made by the person she loves. One such food is the slow cooker pineapple pork roast, served with salad and freshly baked rolls. The food has a simple recipe, but the deliciousness of it goes a long way to express the love that you have for her. That is Cinnamon buns.
Makes 12 Takes 1hr 10min
FOR THE FILLING
75g unsalted butter
250g light brown sugar
1tbsp ground cinnamon FOR THE BUNS
560g plain flour, plus more for rolling
2tbsp baking powder
2tsp fine sea salt
2tsp ground cardamom
240g unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
300g cold milk
Caster sugar, for dipping
1 Preheat the oven to 200°C/ 400°F/Gas 6 and grease a 12-cup, deep muin tray. To make the filling, melt the butter and leave in a warm place. Mix together the light brown sugar and cinnamon until lump free and set aside.
2 To make the bun dough, put all of the dry ingredients and the butter into an electric mixer bowl and combine until
you have a coarse mixture (or rub the butter into the dry ingredients by hand). While the mixer is running, slowly
pour in cold milk until the dough forms a ball and comes away from the bowl. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and leave to rest for a few minutes. Fold the dough gently over itself once or twice and rest for 10min.
3 Roll the dough out into a large rectangle until it’s about 5mm thick. Brush the surface with the melted butter and,
before the butter hardens, sprinkle with a thick layer of cinnamon sugar. Roll the dough up, starting at the long side, keeping it neat and tight. Cut the roll crossways into 12 even slices. Peel back about 5cm of the loose end of each roll and fold it in back under the roll to gently cover the roll’s bottom. Place in the muin tray, flap-side down.
4 Bake for 25min. As soon as they’re out of the oven, flip the buns out onto a wire rack. Dip each bun in caster sugar
and serve straight away.