Friday, July 12, 2013

Easiest and Most Delicious Cinnamon Buns Ever!

Please don't be mad at me, but it's been A LONG time since I last wrote. It's been a mix of planning a wedding, getting married, finishing University, moving, getting a puppy, and all that jazz! I have been baking through all of this, just not documenting it!

However, I had to write about these EASY cinnamon buns I made! The dough was an absolute dream to knead. It was soft, warm, and it smelled deliciously yeasty!

They're in the oven as I write this, so I will tell you how delicious they are once I've tried them!

Okay. These are easily the BEST cinnamon buns I have ever made!! Even my husband loved them, and he never likes cinnamon buns!

Once risen! They are so pretty! 

Original Recipe

2 and 3/4 cup all-purpose (plain) flour
3 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 packet (2 1/4 teaspoons) instant dried yeast
1/2 cup of water
1/4 cup of milk
2 1/2 tablespoons butter
1 egg

3 tablespoons melted butter (I recommend using about 2 as it's a whole lot of butter and it's easier to cut when there is less)
1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar

1 cup powdered (icing) sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste)
3 tablespoons milk

1. Set aside 1/2 cup of flour. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the remaining flour, sugar, salt and yeast.

2. Heat the water, milk and butter until hot. I microwaved it for 2 minutes and it was scorching hot. I was worried it would kill the yeast but it didn't!

3. Stir the butter mixture into the dry ingredients. Add the egg and some flour until the dough comes together and is not too sticky.

4. Shake some flour on your countertop and knead the dough for 5 minutes until it is smooth and not so sticky. Trust me. You'll enjoy kneading this warm, soft dough!

5. Place dough in a lightly greased bowl for 10 minutes to rest. No need to cover it!

6. Shake some more flour on your countertop and roll out your dough into a 8x14in rectangle.

7. Spread the butter all over the dough. Mix the cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle it all over! I love how it turns dark brown once it hits the butter!

8. Roll up the dough lengthwise and with a serrated knife, cut into 11 equal-sized pieces. I couldn't believe how easy this dough was to cut! i've never had such luck!

9. Place rolls, cut-side up, in a greased pie dish or baking tray of your choice. Cover loosely with aluminum foil and let rise for an hour in a draft-free, warm place. I turn my oven on to the lowest temperature while I'm making the dough, then turn it off while it's resting.

10. Bake in a 190C/375F degree oven for 15 minutes. Put the aluminum foil back on and bake for another 10 minutes.

11. When the buns are done, it's time to mix the powdered sugar, vanilla and milk together to form a thick glaze! Spread it over the buns and you will be one happy camper!

You know I had to get that middle bun! Yummy!!

Michelle xx


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Fiver Feeds said...

This is one of my favorite desserts of all time. Oh Good how delicious it is :)