Favorite Cinnamon Buns
February 05, 2013
"My favorite cinnamon bun recipe"
- Serving Size: 1 (264.7 g)
- Calories 866
- Total Fat - 28.7 g
- Saturated Fat - 17.6 g
- Cholesterol - 105.3 mg
- Sodium - 9845.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 147 g
- Dietary Fiber - 4.1 g
- Sugars - 99.2 g
- Protein - 8.9 g
- Calcium - 116.9 mg
- Iron - 1.3 mg
- Vitamin C - 0.2 mg
- Thiamin - 0.3 mg
To make the dough: warm the milk in a medium saucepan over low heat until it reaches about 100. Remove from the heat and sprinkle in the yeast and 1/4 teaspoon sugar (don't stir). Set aside until foamy, 5 minutes. Whisk in the melted butter, egg yolk and vanilla.
Whisk the flour, the remaining 1/4 cup sugar, the salt and nutmeg in the bowl of a stand mixer. Make a well in the center and pour in the yeast mixture. Mix on low speed with the dough hook until thick and slightly sticky. Knead on medium speed until the dough gathers around the hook, 6 minutes. (Add up to 2 more tablespoons flour if necessary.)
Remove the dough and shape into a ball. Butter the mixer bowl and return the dough to the bowl, turning to coat with butter. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled, 1 hour 15 minutes.
On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a 12-by-14-inch rectangle with the longer side facing you.
Spread soft butter over the dough leaving a 1/2-inch border on the far long edge. Mix the sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over the butter.
Roll the dough away from you into a tight cylinder and press on the long edge to seal.
Cut the cylinder with a sharp knife to make 6 equal-size buns.
Butter a 9-by-13-inch baking pan; place the buns cut-side down in the pan, leaving space between each. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled, 40 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 325.
Bake about 35 minutes or until golden. Cool in the pan 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, make the glaze: Sift the confectioners' sugar into a bowl, then whisk in the cream and melted butter. Transfer the buns to a rack and spoon the glaze on top while still warm.
Tips & Variations
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