Tasty Cinnamon Buns

I love a good cinnamon bun.  Like a home made one with a delicious glaze that my grandmother used to make.  I wish that I would have spent more time with my baba/ grandma/ granny in the kitchen to learn their tricks for how to bake and cook, but they passed away when I was younger and I never got the chance to really learn.  I only have the memories of the smell, taste and a visual of them baking in the kitchen.

My girls asked me awhile ago if I could make cinnamon buns.  After searching the internet for a recipes, I tried and didn’t succeed … until now!

Thanks to Kristina Kuzmic, who by the way is funny, honest, raw and real about mom life, posted a recipe about cinnamon buns .  They are truly delicious! I, being a non baker, always switch things up in a recipe … I might have added less cinnamon, butter and brown sugar for the filling,  but it’s hard to tell cause I don’t measure stuff!!

For the extra glaze, I switched it up too and melted butter, brown sugar and some cream and poured it over the cooked cinnamon buns, and baked it an extra few minutes !  SO DELICIOUS!

There is nothing healthy about these, and you know what? I don’t care! Life is all about moderation and some things you don’t mess with the recipe just to make it healthier.  This recipe is all about the memories of my childhood coming back to me and enjoying every.single. bite. of that cinnamon bun!!

 

ENJOY!

 

 

TASTY CINNAMON BUNS

Original recipe from Kristina Kuzmic

 

INGREDIENTS:

Dough:

2 1/2 tsp dry yeast

2 tbsp white sugar

1 cup warm milk

4 1/2 cups bread flour

1/3 cup white sugar

1/3 cup melted butter

2 eggs, slightly beaten

 

FILING

1/2 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar

Sprinkle cinnamon on top (as much as you want!)

(you can add more or less of the filing as you want.  If you want more caramel sauce and filing … just add more!)

SAUCE

1/3 cup butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 tbsp of half/ half or cream

1 tsp vanilla

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. DOUGH: Combine the warm milk, yeast and sugar together and let sit for about 5 minutes
  2. Add the rest of the dough ingredients together.  Add the milk combination. Mix
  3.  Set aside for about 2 hours, until the dough has risen about double in size. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and a towel.
  4.  Place the dough on a floured surface. Roll out the dough. I like my dough pretty thin (but do whatever thickness that works for you!) If you roll out the dough too much, it doesn’t rise as high.
  5. FILLING: Spread the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon on top of the dough.
  6. Roll it tight.
  7. Using a sharp knife, cut the log into 1 inch diameter.
  8. Grease a glass cooking pan and place the cinnamon buns in the pan
  9. Cover and let rise again for about another 30 minutes to an hour.
  10. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  11. SAUCE: Mix all the ingredients together and bring to a boil.
  12. Pour it over top of the cinnamon bun before you bake them in the oven.
  13. Bake the cinnamon buns for 12 – 15 minutes. Until golden brown
  14. Flip them over onto a cookie sheet so the glaze is now going to be on both sides.
  15. Place them back on the glass cooking pan.
  16. Treat yourself to a warm cinnamon bun!

ENJOY!

 

 

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