Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon Buns

with-icing

It seems the fall and winter are the best times to make a family favorite of Cinnamon Buns. The warm oven is bursting with the fragrance of cinnamon and yeast-dough.  These treats  are loaded with cinnamon and butter and are frosted with a perfect-sweetness cream cheese frosting.  I make my own brown sugar, (Homemade Brown Sugar) which adds to the extra-delicious-made-from-scratch-flavor.  This recipe is easy, but a little time consuming, but well worth it.

To Start:

One 1/4 ounce package of dry yeast

1 cup warm milk

Dissolve yeast in the warm milk in a large bowl.  Wait until bubbly.

Ingredients for Dough:

1/2 cup sugar

1/3 cup butter or margarine melted

1 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

4 cups flour

Add the Dough ingredients to the yeast mixture in the large bowl.  Mix well by hand.

Knead the dough on a floured surface into a large ball.

Cover and rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.

Roll the dough to approximately 20″-23″ x 15 – 17″  inches in size and 1/4″ thick

Ingredients for Filling:

1/3 cup butter or margarine softened

1 cup packed brown sugar  Homemade Brown Sugar

2-1/2 Tablespoons cinnamon

Spread the softened 1/3 cup margarine over the dough, all the way to the edges.

buttered-dough

Combine brown sugar and cinnamon.  Sprinkle over the butter on the  prepared dough.

cinnamon-on-top

Start rolling the dough from the long (20″) side and roll the dough down to the bottom edge.

rolled-and-cut

Cut into 2″ slices.  Put 6 in a greased 8″ baking pan.

in-the-pan

 

Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes.

out-of-oven

Ice with below frosting.

Cream Cheese Icing:

1 stick softened butter

1-1/2 cups powdered sugar

1/4 cup (2 ounces) cream cheese

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients until smooth.  Frost or strizzle the slightly cooled cinnamon buns with the icing.

dsc_0142

Enjoy, I do.