The marvelous Cinnamon Bun, there is nothing else like it. Fresh baked, warm from the oven topped with melting gooey cream cheese glaze...perfection. I bring you a classic recipe that is sure to remind you of childhood. Warning: you will not be eating just 1. I also incorporate this recipe into my Cinnabun Cake, to give you get the best of both worlds. Happy Baking! :)
Cinnabuns with Cream Cheese Glaze
14 large or 28 mini
1/2 Cup Butter (melted)
2 Cups Milk (warm)
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Packet Dry Yeast
5 Cups Flour (1 cup set aside)
1 tsp Baking Powder
2 tsp Salt
3/4 Cup Butter (room temp)
3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp Cinnamon
Cream Cheese Glaze Recipe:
4 oz Cream Cheese
2 Tbsp Butter (melted)
2 Tbsp Milk
1 tsp Vanilla
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
If you're making large buns: use 2 pie dishes
If you're making mini buns: use mini cupcake pans
Butter pans well
Whisk together Milk, Butter and Sugar in a large bowl. Ensure the temperature is high enough for the yeast to interact properly, about 100ºF. If it needs heating up, microwave in 15 second intervals.
Sprinkle Yeast evenly over the top of the mixture. Do not stir. Let sit for 1 minute.
Add 4 Cups of flour, mix well. Then cover with plastic wrap for 1 hour. Keep mixture in a warm place. While this sets whisk ingredients for the glaze.
Once the dough mixture has doubled in size, preheat oven to 350 and add 3/4 cup of flour, baking powder and salt to the mixture. Mix well
Use the remaining flour to flour the rolling area. Then place the dough on top of the floured area and roll out the dough into a large rectangle (1/4-1/2 inch thick).
using a spatula spread the butter covering the entire surface of the dough. Sprinkle first with brown sugar then with cinnamon. Make sure to press this mixture into the dough lightly.
For large buns, roll large rectangle. For small buns, cut rectangle horizontally to make 2 smaller rectangles, then roll each separately.
Trim off uneven ends.
Slice dough into large: 14 buns small: 28 buns.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes depending on the size of the buns.
I hope you enjoy this recipe with your family as much as I do with mine. As always, feel free to add nuts or any other gems you'd like to enjoy in the layers. My Grandmother likes raisins ;) Which way are you making them?