Cinnamon Buns

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           Made and Photographed by Reggae Chef

This recipe makes incredible cinnamon buns and they give Cinnabon a run for their money.  My family thoroughly enjoyed the finished product and it was very exciting to create these tasty treats from scratch.  Definitely a labour of  love.

Dough:

3  1/2 cups all-purpose flour (sifted)
2  1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup warm water
3 tablespoons butter (melted)
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg (beaten)

Filling:

3/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled

Icing:

 1  1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
 3 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
 3 tablespoons milk

Directions
  • Dissolve the yeast in warm water. Leave for 10 minutes until it looks foamy.
  • In a large bowl combine sugar, salt and flour then stir in the melted butter, egg and dissolved yeast mixture. Put dough on a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes until the dough is soft and smooth. Place dough back into bowl and cover with plastic wrap and leave dough to rise for 2 hours at room temperature.
  • Grease a square baking pan. Mix together sugar and cinnamon for the filling.
  • Place dough on lightly floured surface and use a rolling pin to roll dough into a 1/4 inch rectangle.
  • Use a brush to coat dough with melted butter, then sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon filling over the surface and gently press it onto the dough.
  • Roll the longest side of the dough and slice it using a sharp knife.
  • Place the buns in the baking pan about an inch apart. Cover pan with plastic wrap and let the buns rise for an hour at room temperature, then remove plastic wrap and bake in a preheated oven at 350°F for 15 - 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the icing by putting the confectioners’ sugar in a bowl and mix in the melted butter and milk with an electric mixer. When buns are finished spoon the icing over them and let them sit for about 10 minutes.

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