Jul 25, 2009

Cinnamon Buns

You may label these cinnamon swirl coffee ring as these cinnamon buns are so rich and tasty. They make perfect breakfast or afternoon snacks. Even without the cream cheese frosting, they are very delicious with their intense cinnamon flavor.


3 1/2 cups bread or AP Flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/4 tsp quick rise yeast
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup warm milk
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 eggs, beaten

2 Tbsp butter, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1/2 cup currants

1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup cream cheese
3/4 cup confectioner's sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract


1. Mix yeast with a little of the warm milk to dissolve.

2. Combine flour, sugar, and salt. Add milk, eggs and yeast and beat in mixer for 2 min.

3. Add butter and beat until dough is smooth and elastic, about 8 min. Cover and let rest for 30 min.

4. Roll dough out into 9 x 24 inch (23 cm x 60 cm) rectangle.

5. Combine all filling ingredients and spread over rolled out dough.

6. Roll into a long thing log and pinch seams. Cut dough into 12 equal portions. Cover loosely and let rest in warm place for 30-40 min.

7. Bake in preheated 375F oven for about 15 to 20 min. or until golden brown.

8. Beat all frosting ingredients together and drizzle over warm buns. Cool on rack or serve warm.


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