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lovely cinnamon buns

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Pam Charters
Senlac, SK

I love making these. The recipe is a real timer saver as you can have them done in a couple of hours.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Soft and airy, these lovely cinnamon buns have the perfect amount of filling. There's a lot of cinnamon flavor, but it doesn't go overboard. Kissed with the right amount of vanilla, the icing makes these even more decadent. Preparing these cinnamon buns does take a while, but they're not hard to make. A great recipe for the weekend or a holiday morning when life isn't as rushed.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 6-8
prep time 1 Hr 40 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For lovely cinnamon buns

  • 1 c
  • 1
    egg beaten
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/2 c
    granulated white
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 3 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    yeast (yes tablespoon)
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/4 c
    softened butter
  • 1 c
    icing sugar
  • 1 - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How To Make lovely cinnamon buns

Test Kitchen Tips
We started by adding 1 1/2 cups of flour and gradually added more using the entire 3 1/2 cups.
  • Warm milk, sugar, salt, and butter.
    Warm milk, sugar, salt, and butter in a pan.
  • Adding yeast to milk mixture.
    Cool between 100 - 110 degrees. Add yeast and allow it to dissolve and bloom.
  • Adding beaten egg.
    Add beaten egg.
  • Slowly incorporating flour.
    In a KitchenAid mixer (dough hook) or by hand, stir in 1 1/2 cups of the flour to liquid. Continue adding a little at a time until a soft non-sticky dough forms. Knead on setting 3 or 4 for about 5 minutes, or knead by hand until a soft dough ball forms.
  • Dough in a greased bowl.
    Put the dough ball into an oiled bowl and cover it with a damp towel. Place in a cold oven for 1 hour to rise.
  • Rolling proofed dough into a rectangle.
    Punch down and roll out dough to about 1/2 inch thick into a 9x12 rectangle.
  • Brushing softened butter over the dough.
    Spread softened butter over the dough.
  • Brown sugar and cinnamon sprinkled over the butter.
    Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together. Spread the mixture onto the butter.
  • Rolling the dough.
    Roll the dough up on the long side.
  • Roll cut into slices and placed in a baking dish.
    Slice the dough into 12 rolls and place them into a greased 9x13 baking dish. Cover with a dry towel and let them rise for 30 minutes.
  • Baking cinnamon buns after dough has risen.
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake the rolls for 15 - 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Icing ingredients combined in a bowl.
    Mix icing to desired thickness and spread on warm rolls.

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