I have fond memories of Chelsea buns from when I was a child (they're kind of like an American cinnamon roll), my aunty owns a pub and her daughter, my cousin, used to bake them, and I remember eating them greedily.
|Good way to spend a rainy afternoon|
That's wrecked lunch. Luckily we had some wraps in the cupboard so then my mind wondered over what to do with the spare dough.
I could have just added the yeast and made some rolls like I had planned to, but I had sweeter things on my mind (and a three year old to entertain), so not only did I add the yeast I also added currants, eggs, and more flour. This I then set to mix again before getting the dough out onto the side.
|A good helper|
My daughter loved this bit, we then got to roll out the dough before adding a spread made up of brown sugar, butter and cinnamon, with more currant for good measure.
We rolled the dough up and cut it into 1 inch thick pieces, laying them onto a baking tray.
We then had to go and do the school run, I think we were gone a bit too long as they had risen a bit more than they should of, but they cooked fine. With any dough I normally have the oven on full blast and then as soon as I put anything in I turn it down to 200 degrees.
|Cooked, two did catch a little bit!|
Some of the bigger ones did catch a little bit, but it made no difference to the taste - They tasted amazing!
|They are rather lovely!|
My eldest was pleased with her snack when she got home from school, in fact I had them all begging me for more once they finished their third of one!
Not bad really when you consider the ingredients probably came to less than a pound!
What do you like to bake using dough other than bread?
Is there anything you wish you could make?