We recently started making our own bread and it seemed to really catch on. We follow my Nan’s 2 hour bread recipe and we usually make loaves of bread, buns and dinner rolls but we decided to switch it up and try something new– Cinnamon Buns!
These delicious cinnamon buns start off the exact same way as our 2 Hour Bread. Here’s a quick recap of what the first few steps should look like:
First you just add warm water into a small bowl and stir in sugar until dissolved, then sprinkle yeast on top. Stir and leave for 10 minutes to rise and it should look something like this.
Once you have all of your wet ingredients worked in you start adding flour, two cups at a time. This is the part that can take a little practice- once you’re familiar with how the dough should feel you can use your judgement and add more flour as you need it. As a rule, this recipe takes between 7 and 8 cups of flour.
Your ball of dough should be nice and smooth without any sticky spots. This is the part where you may need to add a little extra flour, just to ensure it’s well covered and not gooey.
Make sure you keep the top of your dough ball oiled so it does not dry out while it’s rising for an hour. Each time you punch your dough back down make sure the top is moist with oil.
Then I took some dough and rolled it out into a 17 x 10 square and spread a 1/4 cup of butter onto the dough.
Next, I sprinkled a 1/2 cup of brown sugar mixed with 1 tsp cinnamon onto it, then rolled it up.
Then I sliced the roll and put them into a greased 9 x 9 pan and let them rise for about 10 minutes or until they are nice and puffy like the ones in the picture above.
Lastly, I baked them at 350 degrees for 15 minutes and they came out of the oven looking like this!
Almost done…but you can’t forget the delicious vanilla glaze that you must slather your cinnamon buns in!
While they were baking I made a vanilla glaze with 1/2 cup of icing sugar, 1/4 tsp vanilla and 2 to 3 tsp milk. Spread that over them when they come out of the oven and they are absolutely scrumptious!
This cinnamon bun recipe is perfect for a day that you’re already whipping up a batch of bread. You can divide it up and have dinner rolls to go with supper and a pan of delicious cinnamon buns for dessert!