Have you ever had a pretty red head drop off a batch of fresh cinnamon buns at your front door? No? Then you need to find yourself a pretty red head friend! Mine’s called for.
This warm gooey batch was brought to me perfect timing for a Thanksgiving dinner, and was gobbled up shortly after we closed the door. I can’t take any credit for this recipe, but so happy it fell into my lap. It’s quite easy too and SO fun to bake. Enjoy…
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- In a large pot (that you’ll be putting on the stove), mix together milk, oil and 1 cup of sugar.
- Heat this mixture up until it’s hot but not boiling. Turn off heat and allow to cool (about 30 mins).
- Check up on the mixture and when it is still warm add the yeast (ensure it is the active dry yeast, not quick rise!).
- Allow the yeast to get moist and mix in.
- Add 8 cups of flour. Mix well and set aside for about an hour.
- Cover with dry dish cloth and set aside.
- After the hour, the dough should have expanded. Notice it has risen quite a bit! Now add another cup of flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Your dough is now ready – you can use it immediately or store it in the fridge for a couple of days.
- Next, you want a clean surface to work on. Sprinkle the surface generously with flour.
- Take half the dough and using a rolling pin, roll into a large rectangle. Hand mix it, kneading it well.
- Once the dough is flat and ready, pour the melted butter on the dough and use a brush to spread around evenly. Be generous with the butter – you’ll want a thick layer!
- Next, sprinkle the sugar over the butter. After that comes the cinnamon! I estimated a cup, but depending on how large your dough is, you’ll want to cover it all. Don’t be shy!
- Now roll it up! Just like a jelly roll, roll it tight and don’t be worried about some of the goodness oozing out the edges.
- Cut the dough into rolls, as if you’re cutting sushi.
- Grease some pans, line up the buns and let sit about 20 minutes before you toss them in the oven!
- Bake at 400 degrees F for 16-19 minutes or until golden brown.
That’s how you make homemade cinnamon buns! Easy Peezy, right?! Enjoy! 🙂
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