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.
dough

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

Filling

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

Frosting

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. :)

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