Hazelnut and cinnamon buns

It’s been a while since my last post. I even didn’t have time to explain myself. Maybe somebody missed me? Winter holidays, exams, snowboarding, ice-skating, mountines, lots of trips, lots of books. But the time has come to get back to reality (well, only in theory, in practice it’s way more complicated).

I finnaly got my first (almost professional) camera. Until now I was heavily dependant on others, because each time I wanted to publish something on my blog, I had to borrow a camera. But now everything depends just on me so I hope I will start posting regularly. Photos are really important to me, so I always try to do my best and sometimes I have to take 50 photos to get one that will satisfy my ambitions. I think that some of you will appreciate it, some won’t even care. Nevertheless, I love when something not only tastes good, but also looks nice.

I should add that this recipe may not be the simplest one (yeast dough can be moody), but surely it’s worth trying.

Ingredients:

leaven:

  • 50g fresh yeast
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup soya milk
  • 1 tbsp plain flour

dough:

  • 4 cups plain flour + 4 tbsp (for sprinkle)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

to spread and sprinkle:

  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 5 tsp sugar
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup hazelnuts

Mix fresh yeast with sugar and wait until melt. Add warm soya milk and 1 tbsp plain flour, stir together until smooth. Cover the leaven with a cloth and leave it in a warm place for about 15 minutes. After that, add 4 cups of flour, salt and vegetable oil and knead the dough. Sprinkle it with 4 tbsp of flour and again cover with cloth and leave in a warm place for another 15 minutes.

In the meantime, chop hazelnuts but not too finely. Knead the dough again and roll it until you get a 20cm x 35 cm rectangle (approximately).  Spread the oil on the top and then sprinkle the sugar mixed with cinnamon and then at last sprinkle chopped hazelnuts. Scroll the dough along longer side and cut it into 7 pieces, put them into cake tin (the way you can see on the first picture).

Bake the buns for about 45 minutes in 200 C. Before taking them out you can check (using toothpick) if they are baked inside

And here’s my cat again, unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) buns aren’t her favourite snack :).

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