- Difficulty: Hard
- Servings: 12
- Prep Time: 30 mins
- Cook Time: 30-40 mins
If you love cinnamon buns, then you're going to ADORE these Baileys Cinna-buns. Extra sofa, super sweet and always a hit with your friends.
- FOR THE DOUGH
- 1¼ cups hot milk about 110F/ 43C
- ¼ cup warm water
- 1 7g packet instant dry yeast
- 1 large free range egg at room temperature
- ¼ cup butter, melted
- 3-4 cups plain flour
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- FOR THE FILLING
- 4 tbsp melted butter, plus more for pan
- ¼ cup light brown sugar
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- FOR THE TOPPING
- ½ cup butter
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- ½ cup golden syrup or maple syrup
- 2 tbsp whipping cream
- FOR THE ICING
- 1.5 cup icing sugar
- 2 tbsp whole milk
- 30ml Baileys Original Irish Cream
- STEP ONEIn a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside.
- STEP TWOIn a large bowl mix milk, sugar, melted butter, salt and egg.
- STEP THREEAdd 2 cups of flour and mix until smooth. Add yeast mixture. Mix in remaining flour until dough is easy to handle.
- STEP FOURKnead dough on lightly floured surface for 5 to 10 minutes. Place in an oiled bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size, usually 2 - 3 hours.
- STEP FIVETo prepare the topping, add the butter, brown sugar and golden syrup in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring until melted and the mixture is bubbling.
- STEP SIXRemove from heat, add the cream, mix well to combine. Pour into a greased 9-x-13-inch pan and set aside.
- STEP SEVENIn a small bowl prepare the filling by mixing together the butter, sugar brown sugar and cinnamon.
- STEP EIGHTPunch down dough. Roll out on a floured surface into a 15 by 9-inch rectangle.
- STEP NINESpread the filling over the rolled dough and then beginning at the 15-inch side, roll up the dough and pinch edge together to seal. Cut into 12 slices.
- STEP TENPlace the sliced buns into the pan with the sauce (about 2 inches apart) and let rise until they have doubled (about 45 minutes to an hour).
- STEP ELEVENPre-heat oven to 175C. Bake for 20 - 30 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes before carefully flipping onto a serving tray.
- STEP TWELVEWhilst the buns are cooling whisk together the icing sugar, Baileys and milk until you have a pouring consistency, adding a little more Baileys or milk if required.
- STEP THIRTEENServe the buns warms, sticks side up, with a generous drizzle of the Baileys icing. Now It's officially time to induldge, because you deserve it.