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Caramel Fans

Makes: 8 Caramel Fans    Oven: 180 ºC / 350 ºF
Preparation Time: 1 hour 15 minutes    Baking Time: 15 – 20 minutes

Ingredients

360 g Gluten-free Spelt Flour ( 3 x 250 ml / 3 cups )
5 ml Salt ( 1 tsp )
60 ml Sugar ( 4 tbsp )
60 g Margarine ( 4 tbsp )
10 g Anchor Instant Yeast ( 1 packet )
1 Large egg ( beaten )
145 ml Lukewarm water ( ± ½ cup )

Filling

125 g Margarine, melted ( 125 ml / ½ cup )
100 g Brown sugar ( 125 ml / ½ cup )
60 ml Honey ( 4 tbsp )
100 g Walnuts, chopped ( 250 ml / 1 cup )
1 Beaten egg, to brush

Glaze

30 – 45 ml Sugar ( 2 – 3 tbsp )
60 ml Water / Milk ( ¼ cup )

Variations

To make Cinnamon and
Almond Fans, cream
margarine and sugar
until light and fluffy,
replace honey and
walnuts with 5 ml
( 1 tsp ) cinnamon
and 50 g ( 125 ml )
( ½ cup ) flaked
almonds. Follow
recipe
for Caramel Fans.

Method

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together, then rub the margarine into the Gluten-free Spelt Flour with the fingertips. Add the Anchor Instant Yeast and mix.
  2. Add beaten egg and enough lukewarm water to form a soft dough. Knead the dough well until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes by hand or 5 minutes using an electric mixer.
  3. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface, cover with greased plastic and leave to rest for 10 minutes.
  4. Cream margarine and sugar until light and fluffy.
    Add honey and walnuts and mix through.
  5. Knock the dough down and roll into a rectangle,
    5mm (1/4 inch) thick. Spread the filling over the dough and roll the dough up, lengthwise. Using a sharp knife, slice the roll into 8 equal slices.
  6. Place each slice, fold side down, onto a greased baking tray. Dip the handle of a wooden spoon into flour and press each slice down in the centre, until the spirals fan out.
  7. Cover with greased plastic and allow to rise until double the volume, about 20 – 25 minutes.
  8. Brush with egg and bake in a preheated oven at
    180 °C / 350 °F for 15 – 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Brush with glaze.
Caramel Fans