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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.
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  • 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


In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside.

In a large bowl mix milk, sugar, melted butter, salt and egg.

Add 2 cups of flour and mix until smooth. Add yeast mixture. Mix in remaining flour until dough is easy to handle.

Knead 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.

To 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.

Remove from heat, add the cream, mix well to combine. Pour into a greased 9-x-13-inch pan and set aside.

In a small bowl prepare the filling by mixing together the butter, sugar brown sugar and cinnamon.

Punch down dough. Roll out on a floured surface into a 15 by 9-inch rectangle.

Spread 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.

Place 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).

Pre-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.

Whilst 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. Serve 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.