Cinnamon Fantans

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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  • 375 g / 13 oz - white bread flour
  • 65 g / 5 tbsp - Butter
  • 75 ml / 5 tbsp - buttermilk, at room temperature
  • 75 ml / 5 tbsp - milk
  • 2 tsp - castor Sugar
  • 3/ 4 tsp - dried yeast
  • 1 tsp - salt
  • 1 tsp - cinnamon powder
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

How to Make Cinnamon Fantans

  • Sift the flour and salt in a large bowl. Add the yeast and sugar, mix it up. Heat the 3 tbsp of butter and milk in a pan until the butter is completely melted. Allow it cool down lukewarm.
  • Make a well in the centre of flour mixture, add the buttermilk, egg and melted butter and milk. Knead the dough using a dough tool or hand until you get a smooth and elastic dough.
  • Place the dough in a clean and oiled bowl, cover with a cling film. Allow it to rise in a warm place until doubled in size.
  • Turn the dough to a floured work surface, knock the air and knead it until smooth and elastic. Roll it out into a rectangle of 45 X 30 cm and 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Melt the remaining butter and brush it on top of the dough, sprinkle with cinnamon powder.
  • Cut the dough into 5 equal strips lengthways. Stack the strips on top each other and cut it into 9 equal 5 cm strips.
  • Grease a muffin tray.
  • Pinch one side of the layered strip together and then place the pinched side down in the muffin tray. Repeat with the remaining strips. Cover the tray with a lightly oiled cling film and allow it to rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 200 degree Celsius. bake it in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until golden.
  • Turn it out to a wire rack to cool, dust it with icing sugar.
  • Recipe courtesy: Taste of Pearl City