Thursday, 31 January 2013

Spiced Apple Buns

These buns are the recipe I mentioned I was forced to put on hold due to the combination of a lack of ingredients + heavy snow = me not going outside. Normally I’d have just forgotten about the recipe and moved on to one of the many other tempting bakes in my cookbooks or recipe files, but something made me keep thinking about these. Then I was looking back through my archives and noticed that in January 2011 I posted these Stollen Swirls and in January 2010 I made Glazed Fruit Rolls – I clearly have a thing for yeasted rolls in January! It must be a combination of wanting to start the new year by challenging myself in baking including doing more work with yeast, and the more simple desire of something warm, doughy and carby to eat in the cold! Either way it was a clear sign and as soon as the pesky snow melted I was out making sure my cupboards were prepared for these.DSCF9305The recipe was an interesting twist from standard Cinnamon Rolls and I thought the combination of tart apple and super sweet marzipan alongside the rich bread dough would go down a treat. I was not proved wrong! When I was layering up the fillings onto my rolled out dough there seemed to be a heck of a lot of apple, marzipan and sultanas if I was planning to roll these up neatly. I decided just to add one large apple instead of two and whilst the buns were definitely quite full I think they would have benefited from the extra apple for more tartness as the apple chunks reduced in the oven quite drastically. Note to self: stick to the recipe! Having said that, I added a simple glace icing which I think added a good extra element.DSCF9308These are nicest warm out the oven, but even after a couple of days a few seconds in the microwave will easily restore them to this goodness. You can find the recipe here – enjoy!

10 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Gorgeous buns! This version is great.

Cheers,

Rosa

Aamna Ally said...

these look fantastic! i always say im going to cook/bake something but it never happens!

Lauren Roffey said...

They look and sound awesome Lucy. I was thinking of baking some cinnamon buns this weekend and you have inspired me to add some apple!

Dewi said...

Oh, imagine getting up in the morning, eating and inhaling this sweet apple buns. I'd be the happiest person :)

La Table De Nana said...

They look so good Lucy..what's not to love?
Apple and marzipan..yum.

The Caked Crusader said...

Yes please - these look amazing!

Anna (Hidden Ponies) said...

Yum, fresh out of the oven sounds amazing! Recipes like this make me thankful for microwaves so they can be warm again :)

Kezia said...

Those look absolutely gorgeous! I love marzipan, and of course cinnamon rolls, so combining then would be heaven:)

Rebecca said...

I second your yeasted-roll enthusiasm though mine isn't limited to January. I'd plans to roll some leftover mincemeat but turns out I'm the only one in the house who likes mincemeat, and an entire tray just to myself... yeah, better leave that idea in my head.

In fact, I don't think I made ANY in January. Must change this soon, and spiced apple buns might be just the thing!

Pink Peppercorn and Paprika said...

These look so pretty! I have never tried marzipan in a cinnamon bun, but I am practically drooling thinking about how delicious it must taste! Thanks for sharing :)