Shortcut to Cinnamon Rolls!

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I’ve been meaning to bake cinnamon rolls for a long time now. Unfortunately all the recipes I had come across either required a lot of time or mostly used yeast which I’m not a huge fan of as it doesn’t remain fresh that long for some odd reason. But thanks to this simple recipe by Stephanie Jaworski (I have used a different filling recipe for it), baking cinnamon rolls has become a breeze as all it takes is 30 mins from start to finish, that too minus the yeast!  These are actually Cinnamon Roll Scones, so the texture is slightly different from the usual cinnamon rolls but they taste just the same! I personally prefer them plain, so I chose not to glaze. But if you would like to, then just mix together icing sugar with milk until it reaches pourable consistency and spread over your cooled Cinnamon Roll Scones!

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Ingredients:
All Purpose Flour: 2 cups (260 grams)
Unsalted Butter (cold and cut in cubes): 85 grams
Caster Sugar: 1 tbsp
Baking Powder: 1 tsp
Bicarbonate Soda: 1/2 tsp
Salt: 1/4 tsp
Buttermilk: apprximately 1 cup (may take less)

For the filling:
Unsalted Butter (at room temperature): 2 tbsp
Cinnamon Powder: 3 tsp
Caster Sugar: 4- 5 tbsp

Method:
Pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius and have your baking tray ready lined with parchment paper.
In a bowl, mix together the dry ingredients i.e.. all purpose flour, caster sugar, baking powder and bicarbonate soda.
Add the cold unsalted butter and blend into the flour mixture until it resembles course crumbs. You can do this step in your food processor or simply use your hands.
Add the buttermilk (if you do not have buttermilk just combine 1 tbsp vinegar or lemon juice in 1 cup of whole milk and let it stand for 5 minutes) to the flour mixture a little at a time until it starts to form a dough. You may or may not need the entire 1 cup of buttermilk for this.
Lightly flour your kitchen counter. Roll out the dough until it forms a 8 x 11 inch rectangle.
With the help of a pastry brush, spread the 2tbsp of butter on top of the dough.
Combine the cinnamon powder and caster sugar in a bowl and mix well. Sprinkle all over the dough.
Gently roll the dough to form a log. Cut the log into 8 equal pieces. Place these in your baking dish.
Brush the top of each scone with a little milk or cream.
Bake the scones in your pre-heated oven at 200 degrees Celsius until a skewer inserted in the centre of the scone comes out clean. This takes approximately 20 minutes depending on your oven.
Allow the scones to cool completely before glazing them.

To view more sweet recipes visit the Ready Steady Bake section on The Bakealogue … Happy Baking! 

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