Lemon Coconut Braided Bun

Sometimes my projects in the kitchen grow out of proportion. This time literally. I tried a recipe for vegan cinnamon buns from @fridasvegobak, and decided to make half of the dough into a braid. The filling was totally improvised – vegan butter, shredded coconut, lemon juice and zest and a fair bit of sugar, and when I made the braid it looked so promising. A little long maybe, but hey – more to go round! Then it started to rise. And rise and rise. By the time I put it in the oven it was almost falling over the edges of the oven tray.

Well, you can’t succeed every time. It got a little burnt and stuck to the walls of the oven. But there certainly wasn’t anything wrong with the taste. Next time I’ll use less dough and even more of this sweet filling!