Cinnamon Bun Rusks | Best Of Both Worlds

The idea for the cinnamon bun rusks is not my own. I just felt like one straight out of the oven, and then decided to turn the rest of the batch into something we could enjoy the entire week.

Cinnamon Bun Rusks
Cinnamon Bun Rusks
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I honestly do not understand how some people do business. I received four quotations for the blinds and curtains we need. Two of them were very close. One had the blinds being cheaper, and the other the curtains were better priced. But when I added the two rooms together, one quote worked out at 5% more expensive. This is neither here nor there in my opinion. The third quote was 20% higher and when I told the person that was the reason I was not using her, I never heard back. I had such great rapport with the last lady who came to see me. But her quote worked out 55% higher than the cheapest one I received.

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I let her know in my reply email that this was why I was not going to make use of her services. And this was her response “No problem at all … I am glad you managed to find a solution”. Clearly she has clients who are prepared to pay such exorbitant prices. Or she does not really need the business. Either way, had it been me, I would have at least offered to re-look at the quote. The only downside to not accepting her quote was that we liked the rail system she was going to use. And I really want something that looks neat and is not too bulky. Hopefully we can find what we want, so wish me luck! Do you think her reaction was unrealistic?

Cinnamon Bun Rusks

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Cinnamon Bun Rusks

These will keep for weeks if stored correctly
Recipe Category: Baking
Makes enough for: 29 rusks
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 500 g flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 32 g fructose
  • 8 g instant dried yeast
  • 265 mls milk
  • 45 g salted butter, melted
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • oil for greasing

for the buns

  • 60 mls fructose
  • 15 mls ground cinnamon


  • Place the flour, fructose and yeast into a stand mixer bowl, and mix for 1 minute using the dough hook
  • Add the milk, butter and egg and mix until a dough forms
  • Knead for 10 minutes then turn out onto a lightly floured surface
  • Shape into a ball and place into a lightly oiled bowl
  • Cover and leave to prove until doubled in size
  • Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and gently knock back
  • Roll into a 40cm x 20cm rectangle and cut in half along the length

for the buns

  • Sieve the fructose and cinnamon into a bowl and mix to combine
  • Sprinkle over the two halves of dough, dividing the mixture equally
  • Roll each piece of dough into a tight sausage shape, along the length
  • Cut into 3cm slices and place each slice, cut side up, into a greased square tin
  • Sprinkle any of the cinnamon mix that falls off, on top of the buns
  • Cover with a shower cap and set aside to prove for an hour
  • Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  • Place the baking tin into the oven and bake for 30 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and tip onto a wire rack and leave to cool completely
  • Preheat the oven to 90°
  • Carefully break the buns apart and place onto a lined baking tray
  • Place the tray into the oven for 5 hours, turning the buns over each hour
  • Turn the oven off and leave to cool in the oven before transferring to an airtight container
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6 thoughts on “Cinnamon Bun Rusks | Best Of Both Worlds

  1. Some people do seem happy to pay higher prices. We have several neighbours who look surprised when we say we are getting more than one quote for whatever it is we want done – they just go with the first quote they get whether or not it is expensive. For example the company we finally chose for our double glazed windows cost us £7500, our friends across the road paid more than double for almost exactly the same.

    1. Wow, that is a lot more to pay for the same thing! I think some people don’t know how much things really cost.

  2. The attitude of service providers does often mystify me, Tandy. It seems that some people just don’t need the business.

  3. I would have been surprised at her reaction as well. I’m surprised she didn’t respond by trying to at least explain why her prices were higher than others. As I was just saying to my students today, there are two basic ways companies compete. Some companies compete on the basis of price, which is often a race to the bottom, and other compete by trying to differentiate themselves from the competition. Apple computer products are more expensive than similar products from PC companies, but Apple doesn’t really compete on price. Things like their product’s ease of use and Genius Bar are a way of separating themselves from the competition..

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