I am a sucker for cinnamon buns any season of the year. Really, you could give me a whole plate of them and I would die happy! So, Here's my recipe for a quick batch! (Makes about 24 medium buns or 18 large).
Basic Sweet Dough
(adapted from the Kitchen Aid Cookbook)
3/4 cup 1% milk (we have to be healthy here!)
1/2 c sugar
1 1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c butter
2 tbsp yeast
1/3c warm water
3 eggs room temp
5 1/2-6 1/2 c flour
1. Warm milk, salt, sugar and butter in a small saucepan. Stir until sugar is melted and so is the butter. Cool to Lukewarm.
2. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add lukewarm milk and eggs. Add flour and kneed for about 2 minutes. Add flour in 1/2 c increments until it is just a little sticky.
3. Place dough in greased bowl, turning to crease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (1h).
1c firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1/2 c butter
1/4 c flour
1 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 c walnuts (if desired)
Cream sugars and butter, flour and cinnamon (and walnuts if chosen).
PUT IT ALL TOGETHER!
1. Roll out your dough and spread the mix on one side. Roll the thing up and cut into rolls (large or small). Place cut cinnamon rolls in a baking pan or dish (like below). And Let rise (40 min).
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes (mine were 20 and were a little dark... my oven is on the fritz).
Green for St. Pats day! HURRAY!
I put a glaze on mine:
1/3c evaporated milk
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 1/2 c powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
In a saucepan, melt brown sugar with the milk. Add warm milk mix to the powdered sugar and vanilla. Blend with a mixer until the mix is slightly cool and creamy (about 2 minutes). Pour over buns. YUMMY!
Honestly, nothing is better than a warm cinnamon bun... except someone to share it with :)