Has anyone made these before? I've seen a few videos on Youtube, and there's some variation with the method. Donal Skehan has a good video on it, but he doesn't let the buns rise after being shaped (only one rise). Has anyone made his version that way? My bread intuition says they should rise again after being shaped.
Sometimes people made these as rolls, others twist strips of dough around itself. Any big differences when baking these?
Also, is using the sugar crystals on top instead of icing a "must?"