The Ashley Maria Blog: Cinnamon Buns
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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Cinnamon Buns


This past weekend we had more winter weather.  The best thing to do on a lazy day besides lay around?? BAKE of course! Below you will find the recipe I used to make these delicious cinnamon buns..

WARNING- make sure you use a big enough pan & cut your loaf into smaller pieces then I did.. let's just say I'm pretty good at waving a dish towel so that the smoke alarms didn't go off :o(

Ingredients:

Topping:

  • 1/4 Cup Melted Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Dark Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Pecans or Walnuts

Buns:

  • 3 Cups (12 3/4 ounces) Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • 1 1/4 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk 
  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • Cinnamon

Recipe:

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly grease a 9″ square pan (first choice, to make absolutely sure the hot syrup doesn't bubble over the sides); or a 9″ x 2″ round cake pan (which should work fine so long as it’s a true 2″ deep: not 1 1/2″, not 1 3/4″).
2. Mix together the melted butter and brown sugar for the topping.  Add in the dark corn syrup.  spread the syrup in the prepared pan, and sprinkle with 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts. Put to the side.
3. Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  
4. Warm 1 Cup buttermilk to lukewarm temperature and add to dry mix along with 1/4 cup melted butter.
5. For flavor add in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. (I don't own yet a stand mixer so I mixed by spoon and then by hand to get shaggy texture of ingredients.
6.  Transfer dough to a rolling mat or floured area.  Roll until about a 9 x 12 rectangle (eyeball it!)
7. Brush dough with water and then add 1/2 cup brown sugar spread over whole dough.  Add as much cinnamon as your little heart desires!
8. Roll dough into a log and pinch the sides closed to help the sugar from squeezing out.  
9. I used a sharp knife to cut into rolls or can use plain piece of dental floss.  (Here's where I went wrong) Cut into small pieces- should get about 16 pieces.
10. Place on top of the topping (swirls facing up) and put into the oven!
11. Bake for 26-28 minutes or until golden brown.  You will see the topping start to bubble around the buns!
12. When ready- remove from oven and immediately invert pan onto serving plate.  Let sit for 15 seconds and then remove pan.
13. Scrape out any extra topping left on the pan and add to the top of the bun.
14. Serve hot and enjoy!!


Hope you enjoy!

xox
Ash



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