I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love a soft, warm, gooey cinnamon bun! We got the Breville Custom Loaf Breadmaker as a wedding gift and besides baking bread I love it for making dough for my cinnamon buns. These don’t usually last very long in our house as they’re so good with a hot cup of coffee in the morning, an afternoon treat or bedtime snack (is it bad to eat three in one day?!). Scroll down for the recipe I use to make my cinnamon buns.
- 1 cup milk (80°F/27°C)
- 2 Eggs, at room temperature, beaten
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 4 cups all purpose flour
- 2 1/4 tsp Yeast
- 1/2 cup butter (softened) or margarine
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or raisins (optional)
Cream Cheese Frosting:
- 4 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
- 2 tbsp butter, softened
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups icing sugar
In your bread machine basket, proof the yeast according to the instructions on the label (I use Fleischmann’s Traditional Active Dry Yeast). Add remaining ingredients for the dough and set your machine to the “Dough Bread” setting (if your machine doesn’t have this feature, you can still start the dough in the machine and just make sure to take it out before it starts baking). The machine will knead the dough and take it through the rise cycle.
On a lightly floured surface, roll or stretch the dough into a large rectangle measuring roughly 12”x20”. Spread the butter all over the dough (sometimes I use Becel Buttery margarine if I don’t have enough butter softened) and then sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon all over the dough. You can also add raisins or chopped walnuts to the recipe.
Starting on the long edge, begin rolling the dough “jelly roll” style into a tight roll and cut evenly into appx. 18 rounds with a sharp knife. Place the rounds into two 8-9” round pans that have been greased with butter or margarine. Cover with a towel allow to rise a final time for about 45 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350°F and bake the rolls for 15-20 minutes. Remove and allow to cool to room temperature before topping with cream cheese frosting.
*recipe adapted from Breville Custom Loaf Recipe Book