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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.
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!