4 1/2 cups to 5 cups of flour (we uses the Organic flour)
1 packet yeast
1 cup milk (full cream)
1/3 cup (about 1/4 part of) butter
1/3 cup of (brown or) white sugar
1/2 teaspoon of salt
3 eggs (we usually only buy A sized eggs)
|The Good Stuff|
|yes, that is how 1/3 butter looked like.|
|The Good Ol'Eggs|
|Pour 1/3 at a time, slowly.|
|Chef at work|
|Still powdery/cakey at second mix. Keep going.|
|Turning out well|
|Just Beat it. Now play that MJ's Grammy Award song!|
|Punch it. Good anger management. Really.|
|You will see this grow in a while|
|Leave it for 60-90minutes at a warm place, next to the window is good|
|I never dare to mess with this woman anyway|
1/2 cup brown sugar (recommended instead of white, recipe call for 1 cup!)
1/4 cup all purpose flour (again, the organic stuff)
ground cinnamon - put as much as you want, one tablespoon is a good start, more if you like it to taste/smell heavier
1/2 block of butter - chopped into pieces
1/2 cup raisins - or any dried fruits you want to try. Imagination is your limit here.
1 tablespoon light cream - and you can do this with milk as well.
|Looked unappetising, i know. Now, imagine those sold over the counter ;-)|
Assuming that the above filling process takes you 10 minutes, the dough has already been rested enough. Roll the dough into a square of rectangle with yourself determining what thickness you want the bun to be. We made them thinner to get a more loose bread and that worked out to give us an approximate 45 cm long by 20 cm long dough.
|Notice the extra dough at the top? That's for the children for bun with no raisins.|
|Spread the filling with hands|
|Top up with loads of raisins|
|The Adult Version with Raisins|
|The Kids Version with some frosties on top|
1. Keep this in the fridge to be baked the next morning for an awesome breakfast; or
2. Bake this right away.
For option 1, cover the dough with a microwave wrap and put them into the fridge. Next morning, remove the pan and plastic wrap and let it sit for 30minutes (to room temperature) before baking. As we went for Option 2, we let the dough rise a further 60minutes. Do cover them with a damp towel or plastic wrap.
Warning: The Kitchen/home will smell like a bakery by now! Fend off any thieves that will come steal one or two buns away.
|The kids' buns|
|Oh My Goodness!|
|One, is never enough|
The Calories Count
It is easy to count the amount of energy you will get from this mixture. The most basic knowledge is to know how much ingredient is placed into it.
Dough - 5+1/3 cups : 700grams (730g x 4kcal = 2920kcal)
Milk - 1 cup : 240ml (120kcal)
Butter - 1/3 + 1/2 = 180grams (180g x 9kcal = 1620kcal)
Sugar - 1/3 +1/2 = 180grams (180g x 4kcal = 720kcal)
Eggs - 3 large = 65grams each (3 x 80kcal = 240kcal)
Raisins - 1/2 cup = 240kcal
Total calories : 5860kcal
This will look like a lot but if you did notice, 1/4 of the dough was kept aside for the kids' bun. Lets just count the kcal on the adult version.
: 5860kcal - 240kcal (raisins as i want the nett kcal without it) = 5620kcal
: (5620kcal/4) x 3 = 4215kcal (for 3/4 dough with raisins)+240kcal = 4455kcal
We made 12 buns with this 3/4 mixture and this meant, each bun is equal to 4455/12 = 371kcal each. :)
Yes, I am a calorie granny...
But look at it this way, that 371kcal is equivalent to you eating 4 slices of white bread with a teaspoon butter, or 2 slices of white bread (with butter) with a cup of milk. I am very sure that the Cinnamon Roll Bun made above would be more appetising. :)