Hooray for November . . . which means I can start to think about the holidays and begin to trial recipes which I want to use during that time, the first of which are these lovely Breakfast Buns I am showing you this morning. They are just perfect for the holiday season, which I know in America stretches from Thanksgiving until New Years. We only do Christmas to New Years here, but we do have Boxing Day the day after Christmas, so we will have plenty to celebrate as well!
The holidays are such busy times when our homes are filled with family and friends . . . overnight guests, lots of activities going on . . . and they are also a time in which we want to share delicious food with those that we love and these delighful breakfast buns will add a really festive touch to your holiday mornings!
Not only are they easy to make but also quick to make. They are composed of a rich and buttery buttermilk scone dough . . . enhanced with holiday flavours of orange and cinnamon . . . spread with mincemeat . . . homemade or store bought . . .
Rolled up, sliced and baked until nicely puffed and golden brown and then slathered with a glaze icing, again flavoured with orange and cinnamon . . . served warm these are positively delightful!
I usually make my own mincemeat every year, using Delia's Foolproof Recipe, but the grocery shops are full of wonderful mincemeat as well. Marks and Spencers make a really yummy luxury version that is to die for. Just to die for . . .
In any case I hope you will bookmark or pin this recipe to use over the holidays and that you will all enjoy it as much as we have. Todd declared it one of his favourites yet! Oh yes, it's also handy in that you can do everything but mix the dough together the night before, so that all you have to do when you get up in the morning is stir in the wet ingredients, pat it out, spread it with the mincemeat, slice and bake. Easy peasy!
*Christmas Morning Breakfast Buns*Serves 8
the finely grated zest of one large orange3 TBS golden caster sugar
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pinch ground cinnamon
finely grated orange zest to garnish (optional)
Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until well risen and golden brown on top It should look dry and be just turning golden brown on the bottoms, which you should be able to see if you have used a clear glass baking dish.
While the buns are baking whisk together the icing sugar, orange juice, butter and ground cinnamon to make a smooth, somewhat thin icing. As soon as you take the buns from the oven, slather this delicious icing over top of the warm buns to cover them all. Let it settle in a bit and then serve the buns warm, separating the rolls and placing each onto serving plates for eating with a fork.
Optional - Once you have iced the buns, dust the tops with a bit more finely grated orange zest.
Let the holiday fest begin!