A few of my favorite things that I rarely ever make, because I know all too well what happens when they’re in my house. I could sit down and eat a dangerous amount of these Cinnamon Buns!
They are perfectly soft and fluffy but the sauce really is the key to making these the best cinnamon buns you’ve ever had!
3 1/4 cups flour
3 tbsp sugar
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon of MakeMeBliss matcha powder
Bit of salt
1 tbsp yeast
1 cup lukewarm milk (or lukewarm kefir)
1 egg (room temperature)
¼ cup oil
3 tbsp butter, melted
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp poppy seeds
1| Combine lukewarm milk with yeast. Wait 5-10 min until foamy. Whisk flour, MakeMeBliss matcha powder, sugar, baking soda, salt together in a bowl.
2| Add egg and oil to yeast mixture and whisk to combine. Set aside.
3| Form a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add yeast/milk mixture. Fold until combined.
4| When dough is ready to be handled, turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes. Dough should be smooth and elastic, but not sticky. If it is still too sticky, then slowly add flour, 1 tbsp at a time.
5| Transfer the dough to a lightly greased bowl, and turn it around to cover with grease. Cover with plastic wrap and place in turned off oven for 1.5 hours. Dough will double in size.
6| Transfer to a lightly floured surface and roll into a rectangle.
7| Brush melted butter onto the surface. Add the matcha filling mixture.
8| Roll dough lengthwise. If you are forming a loaf, use kitchen scissors to cut dough’s upper half and gently push to the edges, forming petals. Alternatively, you can cut the roll into 8 different pieces to form individual buns. Place on parchment paper lined pan, spaced slightly less than an inch apart. Cover with plastic wrap again and rise another hour.
Patience is the key.
9| Preheat oven to 180C. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
4 ounce cream cheese softened
1/4 cup butter softened
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt