These tender and fragrant buns will please your family and charm your guests. You may substitute your favorite chopped dried fruit for the candied fruit if you wish.
In a small bowl, combine warm milk and water. Stir in yeast and 1 tablespoon sugar . Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, salt and cinnamon. Cut in the butter until mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Stir in the yeast mixture and egg until the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in the fruit. Divide the dough into twelve equal pieces and form into rounds. Place the rounds on two lightly greased baking sheets. Cover the rolls with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
Brush rolls with milk and bake in preheated oven. While rolls bake, dissolve sugar in hot water. After rolls have baked for 20 minutes remove from oven and brush with water/sugar glaze. Return rolls to oven for 1 to 2 minutes to harden. Move to a wire rack to cool.
Per Serving: 272 calories; protein 7.6g; carbohydrates 47.9g; fat 5.6g; cholesterol 29.7mg; sodium 140.8mg.
The quality of the flour can make a real difference to your bread. Different brands do vary. Extra-strong or Canadian flours, which are naturally higher in gluten, may give you a better rise than standard bread flours – especially if you’re making wholemeal bread , which not always getting bigger as well as clear bread.
To make this in a breadmaker , add all the menus to your breadmaker and follow the makers instructions.
A bread first rising can be done in the fridge 24 hours . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great limit , as you can work it night before , then finish it off the next day.