While banana bread may now be a distant memory, being at home again hasn’t stopped the festive season getting into full swing, particularly for those who enjoyed the baking bonanza first time round!
With cinnamon buns fast turning into the next big bake with Google recipe searches up by +285%, Aldi has an incredible and indulgent recipe that’s perfect for those looking to fill their homes with the sweet smell of Christmas spices.
Working with Aldi UK, recipe creator and photographer, Lucy Parker, otherwise known as Lucy and Lentils, has created a delicious cinnamon Christmas bun recipe just for the lockdown occasion. This twist on the traditional pastry is topped with chocolate frosting and pretzel pieces, which will be sure to impress any fellow bakers on the ’gram as well as in the kitchen.
Created using only Aldi ingredients, aspiring bakers can whip up up to 10 rolls of this sweet treat with this easy recipe. So, what are you waiting for, it’s time to snuggle up on the sofa with a cuppa and relax with a plate of these freshly baked sugar and spice treats!
2 1/4 cups plain flour (320g)
½ tbsp fast yeast around 3g
3/4 cup luke warm water 200ml
¾ tsp sea salt
½ tsp caster sugar 5g
2 tbsp olive oil 30ml
For the filling:
3 tbsp margarine
1 tbsp icing sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp peanut butter (optional)
For the frosting:
5 tbsp icing sugar
1 tbsp vegan butter margarine
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp Aldi seasonal cake decorations
2 tbsp almond milk
For the dough:
Add the flour, yeast, salt and sugar into a large mixing bowl and combine, then slowly pour in the luke warm water and olive oil and bring together
Once combined move onto a clean surface and knead for around 5 minutes. If the dough is difficult to work with, heavily flour the work surface
Clean the mixing bowl and dust flour around the bottom, then place the dough inside, cover with a tea towel and leave to prove for around 1 hour (or until doubled in height)
Create the filling by mixing the ingredients together in a bowl when the dough has nearly finished proving, then set aside
Once the dough has risen knock back the air then form into a neat ball of dough
Flour the work surface and a rolling pin and roll out into a rectangle less than 1cm thick
Spread on the filling and spread across the chocolate chips
Roll up the dough to make a long sausage shape then using a sharp knife slice down the middle of the dough (widthways) then repeat until you have 8-10 cinnamon rolls
Place into a greased baking dish or muffin tin and leave to rest for a further 20 minutes
Preheat the oven to 180ºC and bake for around 25-30 minutes
Allow to cool fully before drizzling the with the frosting and sprinkles and enjoy!
For the frosting:
Simply mix the ingredients together until a thick creamy frosting has formed then drizzle over the top.
 Google Trends, 8-14 Nov, compared to 4-10 Oct
Aldi has every bit of the special day covered this year – from egg-scellent breakfast options and melt in your mouth British meats to sumptuous puddings and showstopping wines, the supermarket has pulled out all the stops. What is more, families will be thrilled to learn it won’t break the bank, as a meal for four can be whipped up for as little as £2 a head.