Cinnamon Rolls


British cuisine has always been a multicultural – a pot pourri of eclectic styles.  However Britain's culinary expertise is not new! In the past British cooking was amongst the best in the world.  Traditional British cuisine is substantial, yet simple and wholesome. British cuisine today has a variety that wipes off the image of grey boiled meat.   In London especially, one can not only experiment with the best of British, but the best of the world as there are many distinct ethnic cuisines to sample, Chinese, Indian, Italian and Greek restaurants are amongst the most popular. So here is the recipe:

Hot Cross Buns


  • Cinnamon powder 1 tablespoon
  • Refined flour (maida) 4 cups + for dusting
  • Yeast 3 teaspoon
  • Salt 1 teaspoon
  • Milk warm 1 cup
  • Oil 3 tablespoons
  • brown sugar/jaggery ? cup
  • Eggs 3
  • Butter for brushing
  • Icing sugar for dusting


  1. Preheat oven at 180ºC.
  2. Take refined flour in a bowl. Make a well in the centre and add the yeast and salt.
  3. Take milk in a bowl. Add sugar and 1 egg.
  4. Separate the whites from the yolks from remaining eggs and add the whites to the milk mixture. Mix well.
  5. Add milk mixture, little by little, to the flour mixture. Mix and knead well. Add oil and knead into a soft dough. Set aside to prove fro 10-15 minutes.
  6. Dust the worktop with flour. Place the knocked back dough on it and roll out into a large rectangle.
  7. Take brown sugar in a bowl. Add cinnamon powder and mix well.
  8. Melt butter and spread onto the rolled out dough. Sprinkle sugar-cinnamon mixture evenly on top and roll tightly into a cylinder. Cut into medium thick slices and place on a baking tray. Cover with a wet muslin cloth and set aside to prove again for 10 minutes.
  9. Remove cloth and brush the rolls with butter. Put the tray in preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or till the rolls turn golden.
  10. Dust with icing sugar and serve immediately.

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