Cinnamon buns are a great way to start your day. Unlike any ordinary buns you may get out there, no snack can beat the cinnamon-flavored variation.
If you have indulged in this dopamine – releasing taste pastry, you’ll admit that you can’t get enough! The cinnamon flavor gives your taste buds an orgasmic feel enough to make you smack the lips countless times.
Whether you are looking for a morning or evening snack, the cinnamon buns come in handy.
Perhaps what makes them stand out among most pastries for me is their softness, and the fact that anyone can enjoy it regardless of their age.
Before we jump right to the cinnamon bun recipe, here is an overview of its history.
History of Cinnamon Buns
Cinnamon buns have been around for so many years. The cinnamon spice is a hallmark of African cuisine and can be traced back to 2000 B.C.
Egypt was the first African country to introduce this amazing spice and is part of the traditional cuisine.
Cinnamon was a treasure and costly. It was among the highest-priced gifts given to Monarchs. Today, this particular spice is a treasure not only in Africa but also across the world.
Though this amazing spice is rooted in Africa, the first cinnamon bun was first prepared on Oct. 4th 1920 in Sweden.
In Africa, cinnamon buns are a popular breakfast food. However, the recipe may slightly differ from European style. For instance, the Nigerian variation is soft inside and crunchy outside.
In Morocco, sesame seeds, anise seed, and blossom water to enhance its flavor. Sometimes the bun may be topped with seeds. Get the full Moroccan buns recipe here.
However, note that a big plus for buns in general is the fact that they are versatile and can be customized to suit one’s needs. In Africa, most people love getting their buns in local stores, or buy from on-the-foot bakers, but little do they know how super easy it is to bake them at home.
And the best part is, you get a chance to customize them. If you are looking forward to enjoying your favorite snack, pull a chair and stay with me till the end. Read on!
500g all-purpose flour
3 lightly beaten eggs
1 tbsp dry yeast
50g unsalted butter
5 ml salt
6 tbsp caster sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
- Sift your baking flour, salt, and caster sugar in a large basin. Stir the mixture together with yeast and cinnamon.
- Boil your milk and set it aside.
- Transfer the flour to a mixer and add your milk. Using the low-speed variation, mix the ingredients evenly.
- Melt the butter and transfer it to a bowl. Add to the mixer and mix for about five minutes.
- Beat the eggs one each at a time and mix evenly. Use your fingers to feel the texture. It should not be sticky nor hard, but smooth and elastic.
- Lightly flour your working surface and roll the dough into a big bowl. Place it on a greased bowl and cover with cling film.
- Leave the dough in a warm place to rise for about an hour. You can attend to other chores or take a walk around.
- Punch down your dough and lightly flour the surface for the second time, and knead again for about 15 minutes
- Divide the dough equally into 15 portions and shape them into a ball.
- Grease your baking tray and place the balls 1″ apart. Leave the tray for the dough to rise, preferably in a warm place.
- Preheat the oven to 1800 C. bake the buns for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove the baking tray and place it in a rack for cooling. Enjoy your buns with tea, coffee, juice, or a drink of your choice.
Cinnamon buns are unbeatable in every aspect. From taste, flavor, satisfaction, to aroma, no snack of its class can be compared. Try it today and share your experience.