Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Cinnamon Buns

My husband's birthday request was cinnamon buns.  He loves them, better than cake. I also made a cake because the kids would just be crushed without it. More on the cake later.

These are awesome cinnamon buns.

Cinnamon Buns
recipe adapted from this recipe at All recipes.

1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
2 eggs, room temperature
1/3 cup butter, melted
4 1/2 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast


1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1/3 cup butter, softened


1/2  package or 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar (maybe more depending on thickness)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean scraped
1/8 teaspoon salt

Place ingredients in the bowl of a mixer. Place all the dough ingredients in bowl, except water. Mix for a moment.  Add water and mix until dough ball is formed.  Add in water one tablespoon at a time if too dry. Add flour one tablespoon at a time if too wet. Place in lightly oiled bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size.

After the dough has doubled in size turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, cover and let rest for 10 minutes. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon.

Roll dough into a 16 x 21 inch rectangle. Spread dough with 1/3 cup butter and sprinkle evenly with sugar/cinnamon mixture. Roll up dough and cut into 12 rolls. Place rolls in a lightly greased 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Bake rolls in preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes. While rolls are baking, beat together cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract and salt. Spread frosting on warm rolls before serving.

1 comment:

grace said...

requesting cinnamon buns for a birthday treat sounds exactly like something i would do. :)