Think garlicky buttery doughy goodness which is perfectly swirled into an aesthetic looking bun. This yummy savoury bread snack is perfect warmed up by itself, or as an accompaniment to soup or a tomato based pasta dish!
1/2 tsp fast-acting dry yeast
125ml unsweetened almond milk + 2 tbsp boiling water
275g all-purpose flour
1 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp vegan butter, melted
50g melted vegan butter
5-6 cloves garlic, crushed
Fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 tbsp corn starch
In a small bowl, mix together the almond milk and the hot water - temperature must be luke warm. Sprinkle the yeast on the warm liquid and let activate for 2 minutes - stir until the yeast is completely dissolved in the liquid.
In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, sugar and salt. Mix to combine.
Pour in the milk and yeast mixture, together with the melted butter. Mix until combined. Knead the dough to a lightly floured surface for about 10 minutes until smooth.
Form a ball with the dough, place it into a greased mixing bowl and cover with a clean towel. Set in a warm place to rise for about 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
Meanwhile, prepare the filling. Mix the melted butter, garlic and parsley in a bowl and stir until well combined. Then mix in the corn starch until you get a sticky mixture.
Once the dough has risen, turn out onto a floured surface. Roll out the dough into an even 28 cm x 28 cm square. Brush the dough with the filling mixture to fully cover the surface.
Fold the dough into thirds : at this step you have a 9 cm x 28 cm rectangle. Then roll out the dough in the widthwise direction into a 16 cm x 28 cm rectangle.
With a sharpened knife, cut the dough into strips 28 cm long and about 2 cm wide, parallel to the direction of folding. Twist the strips by both ends to form an entire twist. Then roll the twist of dough into a bun and tuck the end underneath.
Place the buns on a baking sheet lined with baking paper, cover with a towel and place in a warm place to rise for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and prepare the glaze by mixing all the ingredients together.
Once the oven is hot and the buns have risen, bake for 15 minutes. Then remove the buns from the oven and brush with soy milk. Return to the oven and bake for 3 minutes more or until golden brown. Transfer to a cooling rack and let cook for a few minutes.
note: recipe adapted from @alicepages cinnamon buns (check out her Instagram)