Weight Watchers prune buns
Prep time:plus 1½ hours rising & 30 mins for proving
Skill level: Bit of effort
Costs: Cheap as chips
These sweet and sticky prune buns from Weight Watchers are delicious served warm, and are a real treat whether you're watching your weight or not.
- 350g (12 oz) plain flour, plus 1 tbsp for kneading and rolling
- ½ tsp salt
- 7g sachet active dried yeast
- 30g (1¼ oz) low-fat polyunsaturated margarine
- 1 egg, beaten
- 150ml (5 fl oz) skimmed milk, warmed to body temperature
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 40g (1½ oz) soft light brown sugar
- 200g (7 oz) dried prunes, chopped
- Low-fat cooking spray
- 1 tbsp clear honey, warmed
- Sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl, stir in the yeast, then rub in half the margarine.
- Make a well in the centre, then mix in the egg and enough warmed milk to make a soft, but not sticky, dough that comes away from the bowl.
- Dust the work surface with a 1/2 tablespoon flour, turn the dough out and knead for 3-4 mins until soft and springy.
- Return the dough to the bowl, cover with clingfilm and leave to rise in a warm place for 1andfrac12; hours or until doubled in size.
- Sprinkle the remaining flour on to the work surface and roll out the dough to a 25 x 35 cm (10 x 14 inch) rectangle.
- Melt the remaining margarine and brush all over the dough.
- Mix the cinnamon and sugar together and sprinkle on evenly. Scatter the prunes on top and press in lightly.
- Starting from one of the long sides, roll up the dough tightly, then slice into 12 pieces. Transfer to a roasting tin, lightly sprayed with low fat cooking spray, which will hold the buns fairly snugly. Cover with clingfilm and leave to prove and swell for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4/180ºC/fan oven 160ºC.
- Bake the buns for 20-25 minutes until puffy, golden and springy. Remove from the oven and brush with the warmed honey. Serve slightly warm.
Weight Watchers points per recipe: 30
This recipe is taken from Weight Watchers Cook Smart Baking, available from Amazon