Saturday, June 08, 2013

Contributor | Cinnamon Pinwheel Buns Recipe

Hello lovely Here Comes the Sun readers, it’s Lydia here from Lydia Bakes, bringing you another fabulous recipe. This one is perfect for those cold winter nights we’re seeing more of now. Delicious warm cinnamon pinwheel buns with maple icing generously drizzled on top. Perfect!

Cinnamon Pinwheel Buns
Recipe adapted from Pioneer Woman Cooks
Makes 2 batches

470ml Milk
1/2 C Vegetable Oil
1/2 C Sugar
2 1/4 t Active Dry Yeast
4 1/2 C Flour
1/2 t Baking Powder
1/2 t Baking Soda
1/2 T Salt
150g Butter, melted
2 T Cinnamon
1 C Sugar

♥ Gently heat the milk, oil and sugar over a medium heat then set aside to cool.
♥ When milk mixture is lukewarm sprinkle the yeast on top and let it sit for a minute.
♥ Add 4 cups of flour to the mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until it is just combined.
♥ Cover with a tea towel and leave it to rise in a warm place (like in the window or hot water cupboard) for an hour.
♥ Once dough has risen, add baking powder, baking soda, salt and the rest of the flour and stir thoroughly to combine.
♥ Sprinkle some flour on a bench and roll out half the mixture into a large rectangle.
♥ Brush on a generous amount of butter over the dough.
♥ Sprinkle half the cinnamon over the entire dough surface followed by half of the sugar.
♥ Roll up the dough nice and tight and secure by pinching the edges together.
♥ Transfer your cinnamony dough log to a chopping board and cut into even pieces about 3cm wide. ♥ Repeat the process with the other lot of dough.
♥ Grease two cake tins with melted butter and place sliced rolls inside, making sure not to over crowd them.
♥ Cover the tin with a tea towel again and let them sit for at least 20 minutes to rise again.
♥ Preheat oven to 190 degrees C and bake for 13 to 17 minutes until they are golden brown.
♥ While the buns are baking make the maple icing.

Maple Icing:
450g Icing Sugar
40g Butter, melted (or use 3 T leftover from the dough mixture)
1/4 C Milk
2 T Strong Black Coffee
1T Maple Syrup

♥ Sift icing sugar into a large bowl.
♥Add butter, coffee, maple syrup and half of the milk and whisk until combined.
♥Gradually add the rest of the milk until you reach the consistency you like, it should be nice and runny so you can pour it over the buns.

Feel free to change up the flavours with more or less coffee and maple syrup according to your tastes. Pour over cinnamon pinwheel buns while they are still warm in the tin. Enjoy!

Lydia Norton
Lydia Bakes
Here Comes the Sun Contributor


  1. Pinned this to try soon! I would love to sit down in the evening with one of these and a cup of coffee. perfect :)

  2. This is looks absolutely amazing and decadent! I'll be sure to try it sometime

  3. wow they look like sugary goodness all rolled up!

  4. Yum, I've made these a few times but with apple as well. They make the perfect treat!

    Carina xx

  5. Good lord, how I wish I could eat this...
    nothing remotely close to this is allowed for me anytime soon :(

    But oh man, YUMMY.

    Valentina Duracinsky Blog

  6. Hi Lydia, do you have any recipes that use microwave to bake? Is that even possible? Looking forward to it!

    1. Hello!
      I've made some mug brownies and other goodies like that when I need a quick dessert fix , I wrote about some recipes over at nzgirl recently:

      Hope that helps!

  7. I ♥ this post!! thanks :)

  8. I'm hungry all over again. This is one of the best and easy to follow cinnamon roll recipe ever!

  9. I really love it when you have recipes on the blog... <3 All of my teeth are sweet ones. ;)

    Great Post Lydia!

  10. Cinnamon Buns are one of my favourite treats! These ones look so soft and gooey! I can't wait to give the recipe a try at some point.


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