If you have been following the site, you may have remembered a post similar to this one back when I started the blog in May. Yes, there is a recipe for Cinnamon Rolls on here, but this one is different. Different in the way that this recipe uses the yeast method not the baking powder method. The difference in HUGE. The baking powder method gives you more of a biscuit/cake texture and the yeast method gives you a light and fluffy bread texture. I am frustrated with myself that it has taken me this many years to try this kind. Okay, I still love the other ones, but these just kind of blew those out of the water.
This is a recipe I have been hanging on to for years and years. It came from either one of those church fund-raiser recipe books or school ones. You all know the kind that small communities used to do (maybe they still do). Well, I always loved looking through those at my grandmothers house and this recipe may have come from one of those books. I wrote it out more than 20 years ago. How old am I anyway? So, I never ever got around to making them. Just shoved in the corner and neglected until today. Well, I can tell you, they are the best cinnamon buns I have ever had! Really, the best. If you bake once this week, bake these!
Start the cinnamon buns by making a sticky dough. When you read through the recipe below, you will see how this is done. The dough will be quite sticky, and this is exactly how you want it to start with.
Once you have you sticky dough, you can start kneading it so it forms a more elastic and soft dough. This could take up to 5 minutes and you will have a dough like the one in the bottom right hand side.
After the dough has been left to rise, it should have doubled in size. Then you punch it down remove it from the bowl and place it on a clean floured surface. Roll it out to about a 16 x 10 inches, approximately.
Pour over your brown sugar mixture and evenly spread it out over the dough.
Once you have spread the filling evenly over the dough, roll it up like seen below. This is about a 12 inch long log. It doesn't have to be exactly the same size!
Then cut the log into 12 equal parts and arrange on a baking tray like seen here.
After about an hour, the buns should look something like this. They should fill the pan up completely and be touching on all sides. Now they are ready for the oven.
Bake the cinnamon buns for about 20 - 25 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Leave to cool for a few minutes before adding the glaze.
Pour over the glaze after they have cooled for about 10 minutes. Leave to set for a few minutes before serving.
Delicious with a cup of tea!
Makes 12 / Prep time: 20 minutes / Rise time: 2 hours / Bake time: 25 minutes
For the buns:
1/4 Cup/60 ml of whole milk
1/4 Cup/50 grams of sugar
1 Teaspoon of salt
2 Tablespoons of butter, melted
1/4 Cup/60 ml of warm water
1 Package of dry yeast
1 Large egg, beaten
2 Cups/250 grams of flour
For the filling:
3 Tablespoons of butter melted
1 1/2 Teaspoons of cinnamon
1/2 Cup/100 grams of brown sugar
For the Glaze:
1 Cup/125 grams of powdered sugar
2-3 Tablespoons of milk
1 Teaspoon of vanilla
In a saucepan set over high heat, bring the milk to a simmer. Remove from heat and add the sugar, salt and melted butter. Stir and remove from heat. Leave it until it is lukewarm.
In a large bowl, add the yeast to the warm water. Stir and leave it for just a few minutes. When the milk has cooled enough, pour it into the yeast mixture along with 1/2 of the flour and the beaten egg. Stir to combine until you have a smooth batter. Mix in the rest of the flour. You should have a slightly sticky dough. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and start to knead it. Do this until the dough becomes quite elastic and bounces back when pressed. Probably about 8 minutes or so. Put the dough back in the large bowl and cover with a damp cloth. Put the dough in a warm place to rise. It will be ready in about one or 1 1/2 hours.
After the dough has risen, punch it down and roll it out into a large rectangle. Mine was probably about 10 x 16 inches. Drizzle over the brown sugar mixture and spread it out over the dough. Roll it up and cut it into 12 slices. Grease a 10 x 10 inch baking dish. Place the rolls in the pan evenly spaced out. Cover them again and return them to a warm space to rise. About another hour.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Bake the buns for about 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool in pan for about 10 minutes. While the buns are cooling, make your glaze. Mix together the powered sugar, milk and vanilla. Pour it over the buns. These can be straight away, delicious! Or, you can cover them, refrigerate and rewarm when you would like. They will keep for a couple of days.
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