Thursday, April 14, 2011

Yummy Cinnamon Buns or Sticky Buns

Our family loves cinnamon buns and from the time our girls could stand they have been helping me spread the brown sugar, etc.  What an easy fun activity to do with them and get them interested in baking!  Nothing like the smell of cinnamon in a room to get the mouth watering!  I have read that men really like coming home to the smell of cinnamon in the home!
These ones got a little out of control

Cinnamon Buns or Bread  (makes 2- 9x13 pans)

1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup margarine or oil
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tbsp salt
1 1/2 tbsp instant yeast
3 cups warm water
8 cups (approx) white flour

Beat egg, add sugar and melted marg or oil.  Add salt, yeast and warm water.  Mix in flour until not sticky.  Let rise 1 hour.  Punch down. ( as in get your kids to punch it, or you can do it too)  My technique is punch it a few times, flip it over, punch a few times, etc.  You can now roll it out for buns, or let rise again for 1 more hour.
Now make plain buns, cinnamon buns or cinnamon bread.
Cut dough into 2 parts for cinnamon buns.  Cut into 3 or 4 parts for bread loaves.
~ Roll dough thin in a rectangle.  Spread with butter, add brown sugar and sprinkle with cinnamon.  Roll up from longest end.  Cut and place in 9x13 pan with your sticky goop in the bottom.  Let rise.  Bake approx 30 minutes at 350F.
~ For bread just use brown sugar and cinnamon.  Place in a loaf pan.  Rise about 1 hour, bake approx 40 minutes.
***Sticky goop****
equal measures approx. 1/2 cup corn syrup, brown sugar and butter.
**** My variations****
Use butter in recipe.  Use milk in dough.  Add 1-2 cups whole wheat and flax for a little healthier, but hey, they are cinnamon buns!  Use cream in the goopy stuff.  Add pecans to the goop.

When you take the buns out the oven, cool for a little bit, then flip upside down on a cookie sheet and then slide back into pan.  That way the goop will not make them stick like cement to your pan when they cool and the goop drips down on them...yum yum in my tum!


Anonymous said...

Ok, so I'm not a big baker so I'm not going to try to guess but to ask. The sugar, 1/2 a cup? 1/2 a Tablespoon? Since it's bread I thought it might be the later but as it's for sticky buns I thought maybe the former. Also, what was the dough you used on Friday? I know it wasn't all white or wheat...Loved the marshmallow buns!!


Jo said...

The dough I used for the empty tomb buns was this recipe. I had 2 cups of whole wheat flour in it. If you were wanting to make the cinnamon bread, I'd start with 1/2 cup of brown sugar and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon for one loaf. See if you like it, add raisins? For the cinnamon sticky type buns, I used 3/4 cup brown sugar (approx) for 1 pan. This recipe makes 2 pans. I sprinkle lots of cinnamon, so that I see it all over the dough. We like cinnamon! Hope that helps!

Dana Imbery said...

I think Sandi was asking about the white sugar in the cinnamon bun recipe, as it only says 1/2-and no measurement unit.
I would also like to make this recipe; when you say let rise-for how long? And punch down? Do I literally punch the dough? and let rise again for how long? Also, how many buns do you usually get into one pan?
Thanks,wish me luck!

Jo said...

I've editted it some more to be more clear. My Mom taught me to cook without clear recipes, sorry about that. Cinnamon buns are a favorite to make with the kids, they love punching the dough and spreading the sugar, etc. Hope that helps and you have great results!