Chocolate Cinnamon Buns

Make these in the morning. The Fresh baked aroma will harass your sleeping guests out of bed and into the kitchen in no time. Make sure the coffee is ready!

Preheat oven to 230c/ 450f

Dough

  • 2 cups flour 
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons  shortening
  • 2/3 a cup milk

Filling

  • 4 tablespoons butter – melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar – packed
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ cup Chocolate bits or raisins or sultanas (optional)

Sift flour, add baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut in shortening or margarine. Add milk all at once. Stir until flour is dampened. On a floured surface, pat or roll until dough is 1/4” thick. Brush surface with melted butter. Sprinkle with plenty of the filling mixture… cinnamon, sugar, chocolate bits , raisins or sultanas if desired. 

Roll up dough in a  jelly roll fashion and slice into 12 slices. Place in buttered cupcake tins. Sprinkle tops with sugar. Bake at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Icing

Combine until smooth

  • ½  cup confectionary sugar
  • 4 oz cream cheese- softened
  • Lightly drizzle icing over tops of warm cinnamon buns
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I've had the great good fortune of living abroad for more than a decade. The traditions, comfort and memories of home are things I cherish and carry with me on my travels. What I wasn't expecting was that other cultures and flavors would seep into my own traditions and favorites and influence a new batch of classics. Heres to evolving traditions and new memories! View all posts by eatonsquareedibles

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