Homemade Cinnamon Buns

Cara H.


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1 c
scaled milk
4 c
1 pkg
active dry yeast
1/4 c
lukewarm water
1 Tbsp
1 tsp
1/2 c
6 Tbsp
unsalted butter
1 1/2 Tbsp


4 oz
cream cheese
4 Tbsp
unsalted butter
2 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
powdered sugar

How to Make Homemade Cinnamon Buns


  • 1In a sauce pan, scald milk over med heat and then let cool to room temperature
  • 2After milk has come to room temperature dissolve entire package of yeast and 1 Tbsp of Sugar in lukewarm water
  • 3Then mix milk with 2 cups of flour and yeast mixture. Mix until incorporated.
  • 4Place dough in a bowl and cover bowl with a dish towel. Let rise for 45 minutes
  • 5After 45 minutes, in a separate bowl cream eggs, 3Tbsp butter, 1 tsp salt, and 1/2 C sugar
  • 6Add 2 cups of flour and yeast dough and knead until smooth (about 2 to 5 minutes)
  • 7Place dough in bowl, cover with dish towel and let rise for 45 minutes
  • 8After dough has risen knead down for about 1 minute
  • 9Roll dough out into a rectangle as best you can to about 1/2 inch thick
  • 10Spread 3 Tbsp of butter on dough then sprinkle cinnamon and brown sugar on top.
  • 11Roll dough length wise starting at one end and ending at the other. The dough will look like a log
  • 12Using string about 6 inches long you are going to cut the log into cinnamon buns. First cut about ½ inch off of each end and discard.
  • 13Go along the log and cut the dough with the string by crisscrossing the ends and pulling. Each bun will be about an inch apart. **You should get 14 to 16 cinnamon buns from this recipe.**
  • 14Put cinnamon buns face up in two greased 9” round baking pans. **Let rise for 30 minutes.
  • 15Preheat oven to 375°
  • 16Make Icing
  • 17Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown
  • 18Ice buns while warm

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About Homemade Cinnamon Buns

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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