Sticky buns that are heart-shaped to surprise your sweetheart, for Valentine’s day or just to eat yourself.
Take a bite and be amazed at how good they taste. A Dutch treat with sugar and cinnamon. Want to learn how you can make this sticky buns recipe? Let’s get started!
Capture the way to your sweetheart’s heart and surprise them with these buns. This is one of my favorite recipes.
The base of this sticky bun is the Dutch version of a sweet cinnamon rolls recipe which we call the bolus.
The main difference between this sticky bun and a cinnamon rolls is the sticky bun is totally covered in cinnamon sugar and cinnamon buns are covered with cinnamon sugar on one side.
The Dutch bolus is usually swirled but as the outside is covered with cinnamon sugar, sticky all over. This is a bread roll you can’t buy primarily in the South of Holland.
So if I want to eat them I have to make them myself. Which is great because what better way to express the love for food than shape it into a heart?
Taste these sticky buns cinnamon rolls and you will fall in love. They might be slightly different then what you normally eat but you will want them over and over again
These buns are sticky and sweet from the caramelized castor sugar that is combined with the cinnamon. The buns made with sweet bread dough is soft and a little chewy.
They taste even better the day after baking. You can keep them in the freezer so you can enjoy them the whole week long (if they taste that long).
Sticky buns ingredients
To make this easy sticky buns recipe you need a number of ingredients. Make certain you have the following ingredients ready:
- All-purpose flour
- Granulate sugar
- Warm water
- Brown or dark brown sugar
How to make sticky buns
Start this sticky buns recipe with the dough that is made by hand. Make a flour circle and combine the yeast, sugar and warm water (approx 70℉/30℃) to activate the yeast. Then add milk and a ½ beaten egg to the water.
As salt breaks down the yeast, I sprinkle the salt on the flour wall. Now it is time to dig in and combine the water, yeast, egg, milk mixture and add the flour.
Knead the dough for about 10 minutes until elastic and soft. When it turns into a consistent dough it is time to take soft butter and knead it through the dough.
At first, it will be slippery and sticky but resist the urge to add flour. Keep on kneading the butter through the dough. Then cut the dough into 6 equal golfball pieces and knead them thoroughly.
Line a baking tray with baking paper and put the dough balls on the baking tray. Cover the dough with a wet cloth and let it proof for 1 hour.
To make the sticky buns in a heart shape roll a ball into a long string. Combine the brown castor sugar and cinnamon.
Brush with water and roll through brown castor sugar and cinnamon mix. Roll them into the shape of a heart.
Preheat the oven to 500℉/250℃ and bake the sticky buns for about 10 minutes. Take out of the oven and cool slightly and serve these heart-shaped sticky buns with cinnamon.
Eat these sticky buns
You can eat this easy cinnamon rolls recipe as:
- Breakfast – eat them for breakfast to surprise your Valentine
- Coffee roll – you can also eat them as a coffee roll
- High tea – make them and serve them for an afternoon high tea
- Sweet dessert – sticky and sweet you can eat these as dessert as well
How to make sticky buns with cinnamon
Want to see how you can make these sticky buns with cinnamon sugar yourself? Watch the instruction video below:
I hope you also love this recipe. Have fun making the easy cinnamon rolls recipe!
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Make this Dutch treat called bolus, a sticky buns with cinnamon. It is similar the the cinnamon roll but in a heart shape and covered in cinnamon sugar
- 250 grams of patent flour
- ½ egg
- 4 grams of yeast
- 3 grams of salt
- 8 grams of crystal sugar
- 100 ml of warm water
- 25 ml of milk
- 13 grams of butter
- 65 grams of brown or dark brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
- Pour the flour onto the worktop and make a wal of flour
- Put the yeast and sugar in the middle of the flour
- Sprinkle the salt in the flour
- Now slowly add the water to the yeast and sugar and stir this with your fingers
- Now the half-eaten egg
- Mix with your fingers all wet parts and take a little flour every time until the water, milk and egg have absorbed the flour
- Knead with your right hand into a cohesive dough
- Add the butter and knead well. The dough first becomes sticky and then elastic
- Divide into 6 equal parts of about 75 grams
- Turn balls of this. Place them on a baking sheet with parchment paper and let them rise for 1 hour under a damp cloth
- Preheat the oven to 500℉
- Take a ball and here a long strand of about 35 centimeters
- Combine the caster sugar with the cinnamon
- Wet the string of dough and pass through the sugar mixture. Form a heart by rolling both ends up a little bit and pushing them together. Put this on the baking sheet with parchment paper
- Immediately in the oven and bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until the sugar begins to caramelise
- Remove from the oven and allow the sweet heart bolus to cool down on a piece of baking paper
Calories: 223; Fat: 2.7g; Carbs: 45.2g; Protein: 5.5g