Another Daring Bakers challenge , which I baked and drafted my post before going on holiday, - Cinnamon Buns or Sticky Buns. Cinnamon Buns looked the easiest and because I was very busy with preparations before leaving for 2 months in Australia I went with Cinnamon. Although I'm sure the Sticky Buns were very nice. I bet they were just that little bit more fattening than the Cinnamon...and I was going to a sunny spot with a beautiful beach . I'm already a little concerned about fitting into, what I grew up in Australia calling bathers, here in New Zealand they call them togs.
I had no problems, everything went smoothly, the dough sat quietly on the bench growing bigger while I did other things. I shaped it and set it on the tray for its second rise while I went for a walk. The oven was turned on when I arrived home and in they went. Twenty five minutes later they were ready. I set up the camera while I waited for them cool down sufficiently before drizzling them with the icing. A few quick photos while the tea was brewing and we sat down to eat one. I say one, because I made them quite large. Next time I'd make them a tad smaller.
Visit the Daring Bakers to see how the other Daring Bakers handled this assignment. September's challenge was chosen by Marce at Pip In The City. Thank you Marce, and thanks to Lis and Ivonne , the founders of The Daring Bakers. The recipe is from Peter Reinharts The Bread Bakers Apprentice.