The love of a warm cinnamon bun

Everyone has something they crave from time to time. For some people it’s sweets.  The enjoyment you feel from eating something sweet is…amazing.  The taste of a warm cinnamon bun can be so comforting because you can eat it either for breakfast or dessert – how amazing is that!

Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon Bun

Here is what you will need:

For the dough:

  • 1 cup of warm milk
  • 2 1/4 tsp of yeast
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup of margarine
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups of flour
  • Mix together warm milk, yeast and sugar in a bowl of an electric mixer and let rest for 5 minutes until yeast mixture begins to foam. Add remaining ingredients and mix until a dough forms. Place dough on a very lightly floured surface and kneed until a smooth dough forms. Place in a butter greased bowl and let rise until it doubles in bulk (1 1/2 – 2 hours). Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface into a 16×12 rectangle.

For the filling:

  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp of cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup margarine
  • Heat the oven to 350 and grease a 9×13 pan. Spread the margarine over the dough and sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon to cover the dough. Roll the dough up starting at the short end to form a log. The cut the log into 1/2 inch pieces. Place in the prepared baking pan and bake for 20 minutes or until the buds begin to turn a golden brown.

For the icing:

  • 6 tbsp of margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup of soft cream cheese
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 2-3 tbsp of cream (optional)
  • While the buns are baking, add the icing ingredients in a bowl and beat until smooth. If you prefer a thinner icing, add the 3 tbsp of cream to thin it out. When the rolls are done, generously spread or pour the icing on top and serve warm.

Hope this recipe inspires you in the kitchen – enjoy!


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