I like to be lazy on Sundays, as I imagine most people do. And I also like to bake and have delicious food to snack on while I’m being lazy. For the past few weeks, I have imagined making and eating homemade cinnamon buns… and yesterday I finally made them a reality.
With the help of my handsome sous chef (Tyler), we were able to quickly make ourselves a yummy treat.
Now, I think that these cinnamon buns could have used frosting. But I served mine with heavy cream and jam. Yum!
For the pastry:
3 cups flour
2 tbsp white sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
a dash of salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
2/3 cups of cubed, cold salted butter
1-1/4 cups buttermilk
For the Filling:
3 tbsp butter, softened
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a 12 inch pizza pan with parchment paper or lightly sprinkle it with flour, and set aside.
2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda, then using a pastry blender cut butter into the mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
3. Using a separate bowl, whisk the buttermilk and egg together, then pour it over the dry ingredients. Stir with a fork to make soft dough.
4. Press the dough into a ball using floured hands, and knead gently on a floured surface. Roll the pastry into a 16 by 11 inch rectangle.
5. In a small bowl, combine chopped pecans, brown sugar and cinnamon; set aside.
6. Spread butter over the pastry, leaving a small 1/2 inch border along one of the lengthwise edges, then sprinkle butter with the pecan mixture.
7. Roll up the pastry towards the bordered edge evenly into log ,and pinch the seam to seal.
8. Using a serrated knife, cut the pastry into 1 inch thick slices. Arrange the slices onto the pizza pan and bake in center of the oven at 400°F (200°C) for approximately 15 minutes or until golden.