Friday, 23 September 2011

Autumn Equinox

It's the first day of autumn! A time of hot chocolatety mornings, and toasting marshmallow evenings, and best of all, leaping into LEAVES!"~ Pooh Bear!!
Who can argue that Pooh Bear really sums up the perfectness that is Autumn.
For the is Autumn/ Mabon celebration i've chosen to bake cinnamon and apple swirls! as nothing quite like the aroma and taste of these perfect autumn fruit and spice.
if you wish to make these then heres the recipe that i shall be following:


  • 250 g strong bread flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 40 g caster sugar
  • 15 g fresh yeast
  • 20 g butter, oftened
  • 150 ml warm water

    For the filling:
  • 30 g butter, softened
  • 100 g sultanas (i'm using dried apple slices)
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 100 ml water


    1. Lightly grease a baking sheet. Combine the flour, salt, sugar, yeast, butter and water in a blender and mix thoroughly until the mixture forms a smooth dough.

    2. Knead the dough on a floured surface for 5 minutes before returning to the bowl and leaving to rest for an hour.

    3. Roll the dough out into a large rectangle about 1.5cm thick, and spread the butter on top, then sprinkle on the sultanas and dust with cinnamon.

    4. Take the smaller end and roll the dough into a sausage, then cut 5cm thick discs and lie them face down on the prepared baking sheet. Leave to rise for 45 minutes.

    5. Set the oven to 190°C/gas 5. Brush the swirls with the beaten egg and bake for 20 minutes.

    6. Meanwhile, place the sugar and water into a small saucepan, bring to the boil and simmer for 2 minutes, until the sugar has dissolved and the syrup has thickened slightly.

    7. Remove the swirls from the oven and immediately brush with sugar syrup.

    Have a very blessed mabon! i hope your wishes come true!

1 comment:

  1. Yummm, I can practically smell them already! Thanks for the wonderful recipe ~ have a beautiful autumn!