Baking with yeast, why not?
These cinnamon buns are egg-less and milk-less. You can make them with raisins or apples.
Ingredients for the dough:
- 4 cups flour;
- 1/2 teaspoon salt;
- 7 g active dry yeast;
- 3 tbsp sugar;
- 4 tbsp margarine;
- 2 cups lukewarm soy milk or rice milk.
Ingredients for filling:
- 2 tbsp margarine;
- 2 tbsp light brown sugar;
- 1 tsp cinnamon;
- raisins or chopped apples.
To glaze the buns use honey or maple syrup.
Put flour, salt, yeast and sugar into a large bowl, mix well.
Rub in the margarine.
Pour in half of the milk and start kneading the dough, then add the rest of the milk.
Knead the dough until smooth and elastic, then shape into a ball and sprinkle with flour. Cover the bowl with cotton cloth and leave in a warm place for 1 1/2 hours or until doubled in size.
Now you can take advantage of the extra time and read a story to your child or have some coffee or tea.
I am a happy owner of a large metal electric mixer, my mixer kneads yeast dough for me. I recommend everyone to buy this kind of mixer, especially if you are going to bake frequently.
When the dough doubled in size turn out the dough onto a floured pastry board, and punch it down with your fist.
Roll the dough out into 1 cm thick square.
Mix the margarine with brown sugar and cinnamon. Prepare raisins or apples.
Spread the margarine mixture on the dough and sprinkle with raisins or small pieces of apples.
Roll the dough up.
Cut the roll into 1.5 cm slices.
Arrange slices cut-side up on parchment paper.
Cover the buns with a cotton cloth and leave in a warm place for 30 minutes.
Bake the buns in preheated oven at 190 °C (375 °F) for 25 – 30 minutes.