Cinnamon Buns


These instructions are for a fairly bready bun. For a more gooey bun increase the butter and sugar


Ingredients

  • 5 c white flour (unbleached all-purpose works well)
  • 2 t salt
  • 2 c warm water
  • 2 1/4 tsp dry yeast
  • 2 T sugar
  • 3 T olive oil

Filling

  • 1 c margarine or butter
  • healthy 2t cinnamon
  • 1/2t nutmeg
  • 1/2c brown sugar
  • pecans, soaked raisins (optional)

Icing

  • 1 c cream cheese
  • 1 c icing sugar
  • 2 T margarine or butter

Directions

  1. Combine flour and salt in a big bowl and mix well.
  2. Combine water, yeast and sugar in a pitcher and mix well.
  3. Add water mixture and oil to flour mixture.
  4. Form into a ball, kneading for 1-2 minutes, and return to bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and place in warm oven for 10-20 minutes with a damp towel over top.
  5. Meanwhile, combine margarine with cinnamon and nutmeg.
  6. Break dough in half. Roll each half flat, into roughly the shape of a cookie sheet (about 1/2" thick).
  7. For each half, spread a generous amount of cinnamon-nutmeg margarine onto the dough (just less than half the mixture for each), reaching all the corners. Sprinkle dough with 1/4c sugar, and optional nuts/raisins.
  8. Roll up dough length-wise and slice into 1/2" pieces. Place on a silicone baking sheet.
  9. Melt remaining butter mixture (about 1/4c) and brush over tops of buns. If you want a sweeter bun, sprinkle with sugar. Allow to rise for about 20 minutes, or until doubled.
  10. Preheat oven to 350.
  11. Bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until golden. Ice once they are completely cooled.