First things first: when we say 'cinnamon bun', we're not talking about the sticky, delicious pastries you might buy along with a cup of coffee. This is a more down-to-earth recipe, with more in common with a rock cake or scone, and one that even the youngest child can help make. They jammy middle makes them fun to have a go at, and they're particularly tasty while they're still warm. This recipe makes 10 - 12 little buns.
- 225g self-raising flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (adjust according to how much you like cinnamon)
- 50g butter
- 50g caster sugar (and extra for sprinkling)
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 tablespoons milk
- Pinch of salt
- Fruity jam
1. Pre-heat the oven to 220c/200c fan/gas 7. Line a baking tray.
2. Put the dry ingredients into a large bowl, then add the butter and milk.
3. Mix well with a wooden spoon and then bring together with your hands until it makes a soft dough.
4. Roll into 10 - 12 balls. Make a hole in the middle of each one with your finger or a teaspoon. Fill each hole with a little bit of jam, then seal them up. Put them upside down on the tray.
5. Sprinkle each of the buns with some sugar and put in the oven.
6. Put the tray in the oven for 10 - 12 minutes until lightly brown on top, then leave to cool on the tray for a couple of minutes. Cool fully on a wire rack (although we'd recommend tucking in while they're still warm for maximum deliciousness).
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