Are you reading this post because you saw the title and thought, does that mean what I think it means? Well, the answer is probably yes: I made cinnamon buns from scratch, and also wanted to officially announce my pregnancy! Bernie and I are expecting our first child, due September 16. This explains my lack of posting due to first trimester nausea and ridiculous cravings of hot dogs and frozen pizza. God bless my husband for putting up with my strange food requests.
These cinnamon buns were delicious! I am assuming it would be a lot easier to make if you had a bread machine, but I don’t – so you can definitely do it by hand. These do take a while to make though, so give yourself plenty of time.
Cinnamon Buns, from Allrecipes
1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
2 eggs, room temperature
1/3 cup margarine, melted
4 1/2 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons yeast1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 (3 ounce) package low-fat cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
Dissolve the yeast in the warm milk in a large bowl. Mix in the sugar, margarine, salt, and eggs. Add flour and mix well. Knead the dough into a large ball, using your hands dusted lightly with flour. Put in a bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place about 1 hour, or 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 16×21 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 9×13 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 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.
These are best right out of the oven. We tried reheating them and it just wasn’t the same. Enjoy!