Sunday, 10 October 2010

Banana & Cinnamon Whirls

·         225g strong white flour
·         225g malted granary bread flour
·         1 tsp salt
·         1 tsp caster sugar
·         7g sachet easy-blend yeast
·         150ml warm milk
·         egg , beaten
·         1 tbsp olive oil
·         100-150ml warm water
·         50g unsalted butter , melted
·         4 medium bananas
·         200g dried apricots , chopped
·         2 tsp cinnamon
·         100g light muscovado sugar
·         zest 1 orange
·         4 tbsp runny honey


1.    Mix the flours and salt together in a large bowl, then stir in the sugar and yeast. Make a well in the centre of the flour and pour in the warm milk, beaten egg, olive oil and enough of the water to form a soft, wet dough.
2.    On a lightly floured surface, knead dough for 10 mins until smooth. Put the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with oiled cling film, then leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in size. The dough is now ready to be shaped.
3.    Lightly butter a 20cm square baking tin. On a floured surface, roll the dough into a rectangle approximately 30cm x 25cm and brush with melted butter.
4.    Thinly slice bananas into a bowl and mix in apricots, sugar, cinnamon and orange zest. Spoon mix over the dough, leaving a finger-width border.
5.    Roll the dough towards you from the long side of the rectangle, tucking in any banana that falls out. Press ends together to seal. With a sharp knife, cut into 9 pieces and place, cut side up, in the tin, just touching each other. Cover loosely with oiled cling film and set aside in a warm place to rise for 30 mins.
6.    Heat oven to 200C/fan180C/gas 6. Warm the honey in a pan or in the microwave on High for 5 secs, then brush half over the buns. Bake for 20-25 mins until golden. Allow to cool in the tin for 10 mins before removing to a cooling rack. Brush with the remaining honey then pull apart to serve.

Nutrition per serving:
191 kcalories, protein 5g, carbohydrate 36g, fat 4 g, saturated fat 2g, fibre 2g, sugar 18g, salt 0,32 g.


  1. They look tasty, thanks again.

  2. damn it i need to stop reading your blog when i'm hungry :p

  3. awesome post, bro! waiting for MOAR

  4. My mouth is watering... I'm not good at baking sweets, but this seems pretty easy.

  5. ZOMG looks so good! great post! thanks for the love

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  7. hmmm... seems easy to make. i;ll definitely put this on my recipe list.

  8. ymui that is co good man supp and thnx for the info :D

  9. THIS LOOK DELICIOUS! I wanna try this!

  10. looks yummy. I definitely want to try this recipe out.

  11. i tried them out, delicious!

  12. Great read! Looking forward to reading your next post.

  13. It would make a perfect sunday afternoon snack.

  14. this is a good follow up post to the previous one

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  17. This is the dessert I have been waiting for. YOU MAKE DREAMS COmE TRUE. THANK YOU!

  18. wow these would go really good with my morning coffee, i am not usually a breakfast person but these look real appetizing thanks!

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