The Crazy Kitchen: The Great Bloggers Bake Off - week 6 - Maple & Banana Sticky Buns

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Tuesday 24 September 2013

The Great Bloggers Bake Off - week 6 - Maple & Banana Sticky Buns

I believe we are now over halfway through this series of Great British Bake Off and this week saw the bakers making Sweet Dough.

Fruit Loaf, twisted Couronne, and show stopping European sweet buns. It started of badly with under proved signature bakes but they all went on to do well in the technical challenge. There were some fab looking European sweet buns and Howard's peachy buns looked great *snigger*. Unfortunately they weren't as good as they looked and his time was up and he got sent home.....

I love cinnamon buns and have made them quite a lot in the past. This time I thought I would use the same dough recipe and try a different filling...these were lovely soft buns with a sticky filling and they didn't last 5 minutes...
I should really have used a bigger tin though as they rose so much and got a little squashed!

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Maple & Banana Sticky Buns - makes 12

500g Strong White Bread Flour
50g Butter, softened
50g Caster sugar
7g Yeast
Pinch salt
225ml milk
1 egg

50g butter, melted
50g sultanas
2 bananas, sliced lengthways & then into thin slices
3 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp mixed spice
1 tbsp caster sugar

1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp water

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  • Mix the ingredients together with your hands or in a food mixer until they all come together
  • Knead for 5-10 minutes until smooth
  • Place in a large bowl & cover with clingfilm to prove for 1-2 hours, until doubled in size. This may be quicker or take longer depending on the temperature of your room. If you have a very cold room you can speed the process up by placing the bowl over a pan of freshly boiled water (make sure the water doesn't touch the bottom of the bowl).
  • Once the dough has risen tip out onto a floured surface & roll out into a square
  • Brush generously with melted butter
  • Scatter over the sultanas
  • Mix together the chopped bananas, mixed spice & maple syrup & spread over the dough
  • Roll the dough up tightly & slice into 12 equal pieces
  • Place in a greased baking tin & brush over the remaining melted butter
  • Sprinkle with a little cinnamon and caster sugar
  • Leave to prove for another hour
  • Bake in a preheated 200 C oven for 15-20 minutes until golden brown
  • Mix together 1 tbsp Maple syrup & 1 tbsp water in a small pan
  • Bring to the boil and simmer for 2 minutes until syrupy
  • Brush the syrup over the warm buns to make them glossy

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So what will you make?

Tea Loaf
or Sweet Buns?

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