Cinnamon Rolls

Makes 24 small Cinnamon rolls For the dough
  • 400g/14oz/ 1²⁄³ cups strong white flour
  • 2.5ml ½ tsp salt
  • 30ml/2 tbsp sugar
  • 5ml/1 tsp quick-acting dried yeast
  • 45ml/3 tbsp oil
  • 1 egg
  • 120ml/4fl oz/ ½ cup warm milk
  • 120ml/4f oz/ ½ cup warm water
For the filling
  • 5g/1oz butter softened
  • 25g/1oz dark brown sugar
  • 2.5-5ml/ 1/ 2-1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 15ml/1 tbsp raisins or sultanas
1.sift the flour, salt and sugar and sprinkle over the yeast. Mix the oil, egg, milk and water and add to the flour. Mix to a dough, then knead until smooth. Leave to rise until doubled in size and then knock it back again.
2. Roll out the dough into a large rectangle and cut in half vertically. Spread over the soft butter, reserving15ml/1 tbsp for brushing. Mix the sugar and cinnamon
and sprinkle over the top. Dot with the raisins.
3. Roll each piece into a long Swiss roll shape, to enclose the filling. Cut into 2.5cm/1in slices, arrange flat
on a greased baking sheet and brush with the remaining butter. Leave to prove again for about 30 minutes.
4. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/ Gas 6 and bake the cinnamon rolls for about 20 minutes. Leave to cool on a wire rack. Serve fresh for breakfast or tea, with extra butter if liked.

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