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The PERFECT Cinnamon Buns!

on December 26, 2011

Cinnamon Bun

Cinnamon Bun

Homemade cinnamon buns, I can hardly think of any three words more welcome on a cold morning. Just saying them is soothing somehow, bringing up flashes of warm, butter-rich bread and icing that is  smooth and luscious. Homemade cinnamon buns, say it, and the tongue does a little dance in your mouth, mmmmmm makes your mouth water as the sound of it!

I love the idea of homemade cinnamon buns, but that’s the problem, I love the idea…the reality is another story. I feel awfully silly saying this, but I’m weary of yeast. Making cinnamon rolls, of course, means working with yeast. That’s where the trouble starts.

The secret, I discovered, is rapid-rise yeast. Unlike active dry yeast, this variety requires no proofing, which-thank goodness!-means it can be mixed right in with the dry ingredients. So the dough is fool proof, because this fool was able to make it- LoL! 

I initially wasn’t going to post this recipe, but after I took a bite of these fluffy, luscious creations….I decided that it would be unjust to sit on this gold mine! So I dont have photos on the process, but I do have pics of the end result!

With this recipe you can put you own spin on it, add lemon or orange zest for a citrusy twist, add raisins or nuts to the filling… to the icing add a tbsp or 2 of rum for adults only buns, or lemon or orange…there are so many thing you can do to tweek it to make it your own! So here is what you need!

DOUGH

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 1/2 cups (or more) unbleached all purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons rapid-rise yeast (from 2 envelopes yeast)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray

FILLING

  • 3/4 cup (packed) light brown sugar, (I use Dark – i love the rich molasses flavor)
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

GLAZE

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


DOUGH

  • Combine milk and butter in glass measuring cup. Microwave on high until butter melts and mixture is just warmed to 120°F to 130°F, 30 to 45 seconds. Pour into bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment.
  • Add 1 cup flour, sugar, egg, yeast, and salt. Beat on low speed 3 minutes, stopping occasionally to scrape down sides of bowl.
  • Add 2 1/2 cups flour. Beat on low until flour is absorbed and dough is sticky, scraping down sides of bowl. (IF dough is very sticky, add more flour by tablespoonfuls until dough begins to form ball and pulls away from sides of bowl.)
  • Turn dough out onto lightly floured work surface. Knead until smooth and elastic, adding more flour if sticky, about 8 minutes. Form into ball.
  • Lightly oil large bowl with nonstick spray. Transfer dough to bowl, turning to coat. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, then kitchen towel. Let dough rise in warm area until doubled in volume, about 2 hours.

FILLING

  • Mix brown sugar and cinnamon in medium bowl.
  • Punch down dough. Transfer to floured work surface. Roll out to 15×11-inch rectangle. Spread butter over dough, leaving 1/2-inch border. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar evenly over butter. Starting at 1 long side, roll dough into log, pinching gently to keep it rolled up. With seam side down, cut dough crosswise with thin sharp knife into 18 equal slices (each about 1/2 to 3/4 inch wide).
  • Spray two 9-inch square glass baking dishes with nonstick spray. Divide rolls between baking dishes, arranging cut side up (there will be almost no space between rolls). Cover baking dishes with plastic wrap, then kitchen towel. Let dough rise in warm draft-free area until almost doubled in volume, 40 to 45 minutes.
  • Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 375°F. Bake rolls until tops are golden, about 20 minutes. TURN THE TRAY AFTER 10MIN OF BAKING THIS HELPS EVENLY COOK THE BUNS!
  • Remove from oven and invert immediately onto rack. Cool 10 minutes. Turn rolls right side up. 

GLAZE

  • Combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla in medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat until smooth. Spread glaze on rolls. Serve warm or at room temperature.
     
  • FLUFFY CINNAMON BUNS
    FLUFFY CINNAMON BUNS

    THIS IS THE FINISHED REWARD! ITS FLUFFY, YET CHEWY, GOOEY AND SWEET…OOOOOOH YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW AWESOME THESE WERE… THEY LASTED NOT EVEN 1HOUR..LOL! TRY IT COMMENT ON HOW YOURS TURN OUT AND WHAT CHANGES YOU MADE OR WHAT FLAVORS YOU ADDED!

XOXO

Jaden’s Treats

 

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10 responses to “The PERFECT Cinnamon Buns!

  1. You actually make it seem so easy together with your presentation however I to find this matter to be really one thing which I feel I would never understand. It kind of feels too complicated and extremely wide for me. I am looking ahead on your next publish, I¡¦ll attempt to get the hang of it!

    • jadenstreats says:

      its not that hard..lol…once you try it… and see how easy it is…you will be kicking yourself from thinking its difficult. If you have something you would like to see made, please let me know…

      an easier way is to get pizza dough mix and add 2tbsp of sugar to the powder mix and add the liquid…thats how i used to make them … then just use the recipe for the filling and the icing! 🙂

  2. Homemade cinnamon rolls are awesome! I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I’d love it if you’d come by and link your rolls up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/12/sweets-for-saturday-50.html. It’ll be open till Monday night.

  3. I found yoour blog through google. We cant believe I actually havent been here before. Nice article.

    • thank you so much…i just started blogging about 1month ago…lol.
      stay tuned for more…if u have requests drop me a line and let me know…i have a recipe for spicy coconut curry chicken coming in a few

  4. Aldo Insco says:

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