Cinnamon Buns

Makes 12 buns

To make the dough, dissolve the yeast and 1 tablespoon of the sugar in 1/2 cup lukewarm water. Set aside for about 5 minutes until foamy. Meanwhile, warm the milk in a saucepan. Add the butter, remaining sugar, and salt, and stir until dissolved. Remove from the heat.

Sift 3 cups of flour into a large bowl. Add the yeast, warm milk mixture, and the egg, and stir to make a dough. Knead for 10 minutes on a lightly floured board, incorporating more dough as necessary, until the dough is soft, silky, and pliable. Form into a ball. Place in a buttered bowl and turn to coat the dough all over. Cover with plastic wrap and leave to rise until twice its original size. This will take about 2 hours. At this point, the dough can be left overnight in the fridge, ready to use the next morning. When well risen, punch down the dough, then leave to rest for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, butter a baking sheet. Prepare filling by mixing the sugar, cinnamon, and nuts in a small bowl.

Roll out the dough into a rectangle measuring about 12 x 9 inches. Brush with the melted butter. Sprinkle the filling mixture over the dough, pressing it in slightly. Roll up the dough like a jelly roll, starting at one long side. Using a sharp knife, cut the roll across into 12 equal slices. Arrange the rolls, cut-side up, on the prepared baking sheet. Allow to rise, covered, for at least 40 minutes until doubled in size.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until well risen and golden. While the buns are in the oven, prepare the glaze (and get the coffee started). Sift the confectioners' sugar into a bowl. Whisk in the melted butter and enough milk to make a thick but pourable mixture. When the buns are ready, remove from the oven. Pour the glaze over them and leave to set for a few minutes before devouring.

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Nice basic receipe easy and familiar. Can be expanded with various additions such as nutmeg and vanilla item not reviewed by moderator and published
This worked great to mix in the Kitchenaid. I doubled the filling and frosting. I did put the dough in the fridge overnight. Next time I think it will work better to put the rolls made up in the fridge and then bake in the morning. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I finally found the recipe I've been looking for. These came out so soft and fluffy. I used my stand mixer and mixed the active yeast with the flour in the bowl, put the milk, sugar salt and butter in a measuring cup an microwaved it till the milk got warm and the butter started to melt. I then added the 1/2c of Cold water to the milk mixture to cool it down a bit. Added that mixture to bowl along with the egg and mixed on level2 for about 8 mins. So easy! Not cinnamonie enough for us so next time I will add more. I wrapped these individually and froze with the icing on and I had a bakery fresh cinnamon roll every day. I will try different fillings and icings, but the dough is perfect! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe! Delicious and can be done dozens of ways adding raisins, or almonds, candied ginger, nutmeg, anything your pallette desires! I always come back to this recipe and like others playing around with the glaze increases the yummyness!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are amazing! I have tried several cinnamon bun/roll recipies, Alton Brown's Overnight rolls and Food Networks Almost Famous cinnamon rolls. These are so much better than both of those. I used one cup of whole wheat flour and added a little vanilla extract to the icing. I also added more butter, sugar, cinnamon and added nutmeg to the filling. Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
BEST cinnamon buns EVER. Even better than the ones we buy at the mall. Used the dough to make basic doughnuts too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this recipe twice, once using pecans and the other walnuts, and both times the cinnamon buns were unbelievably delicious. I love the fact that they aren't too sweet and remain moist even after the first day (assuming there will be any left over). Although there are multiple steps involved in the recipe, it is definitely worth the effort. Everyone loved these treats, even the members of my family who are not big fans of sweets/desserts. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Was looking for cinnamon bun's recipe and tried some other recipe but this one is the best and exactly what i was looking for. Now, i'm excited and can't wait to go back to my home country and make this cinnamon bun recipe for my family. Thanks so much! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are AMAZING! The bread part came put soft and moist throughout the day of the bake sale. Definitely a recipe I will never get rid of. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have always had the tradition growing up of waking up on Christmas morning and eating my mom's special teddy bear pancakes. Having a family of my own now, I wanted to find a recipe for a special Christmas morning treat - boy, is this recipe it!! These are the best cinnamon buns I have ever tasted! It was a fun recipe to follow, preparing the dough the night before, and they smell wonderful as they are baking - but they are even more amazing when you taste them!! The only thing I changed was to substitute walnuts for the pecans - it just seemed more traditional for the buns. I can't wait to make these ever year for Christmas - what a special treat!! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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Recipe courtesy of Sandra Lee