Cinnamon buns

Cinnamon buns

77 ratings

Bettina, working mom


„These are perfect for a Sunday brunch – easy to prepare ahead for a large group.“

Difficulty

Medium 👍
60
min.
Preparation
20
min.
Baking
180
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-24+
500 g
all-purpose flour
7 g
dry yeast
60 ml
water (lukewarm)
140 g
sugar
180 ml
milk
½ tsp
vanilla extract
1
egg
50 g
butter (melted)
110 g
butter (soft)
½
orange (zest)
2 tsp
cinnamon
200 g
confectioner’s sugar
2 tbsp
lemon juice
1 tsp
sugar
salt
flour for work surface
Metric
Imperial
  • 500 g all-purpose flour
  • 7 g dry yeast
  • 60 ml water (lukewarm)
  • 140 g sugar
  • 180 ml milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1  egg
  • 50 g butter (melted)
  • 110 g butter (soft)
  • ½  orange (zest)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 200 g confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • salt
  • flour for work surface

Utensils

  • zester
  • tablespoon
  • clean kitchen towel
  • oven
  • muffin pan
  • palette knife (optional)
  • large plate
  • rubber spatula (optional)
  • cake rack
  • citrus press
  • large bowl
  • 3 small bowls
  • knife
  • standing mixer or hand mixer
  • rolling pin

Enjoy with

Traminer, 2013
Traminer are among the finest white wines in the world due to their incomparable rose aroma. The younger the wine the more pronounced the blossom taste.

Nutrition per serving

Cal
227
Protein
3g
Fat
9g
Carb
34g

Step 1/11

In a small bowl, combine water, yeast, and some sugar. Let sit until foamy for approx. 5 – 10min.
  • 60 ml water
  • 7 dry yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • small bowl

In a small bowl, combine water, yeast, and some sugar. Let sit until foamy for approx. 5 – 10min.

Step 2/11

In a standing mixer or with a hand mixer, whisk together milk, vanilla extract, egg, melted butter, some sugar and a pinch of salt.
  • 180 ml milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 50 butter (melted)
  • 50 sugar
  • salt
  • standing mixer or hand mixer

In a standing mixer or with a hand mixer, whisk together milk, vanilla extract, egg, melted butter, some sugar and a pinch of salt.

Step 3/11

In two editions, add all-purpose flour into the milk mixture. Then add in yeast mixture and continue beating. Knead by hand until smooth. Place the dough in a clean bowl, cover with a kitchen towel and leave it to rise in a warm place for approx. 2 hours.
  • 500 all-purpose flour
  • clean kitchen towel
  • large bowl

In two editions, add all-purpose flour into the milk mixture. Then add in yeast mixture and continue beating. Knead by hand until smooth. Place the dough in a clean bowl, cover with a kitchen towel and leave it to rise in a warm place for approx. 2 hours.

Step 4/11

For the filling, combine soft butter with the remaining sugar, cinnamon and the zest of halve an orange in a small bowl. Mix until smooth.
  • 110 butter (soft)
  • 90 sugar
  • ½ orange (zest)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • zester
  • rubber spatula
  • small bowl

For the filling, combine soft butter with the remaining sugar, cinnamon and the zest of halve an orange in a small bowl. Mix until smooth.

Step 5/11

Preheat oven to 190⁰C/375⁰F. Halve the dough and roll each half into the shape of a rectangle, approx. 3 mm thick.
  • flour for work surface
  • oven
  • rolling pin

Preheat oven to 190⁰C/375⁰F. Halve the dough and roll each half into the shape of a rectangle, approx. 3 mm thick.

Step 6/11

Spread the filling evenly onto the dough leaving a small border all around.
  • palette knife

Spread the filling evenly onto the dough leaving a small border all around.

Step 7/11

Starting at the long end, roll up the dough.

Starting at the long end, roll up the dough.

Step 8/11

Cut the roll crosswise into equally sized pieces.
  • knife

Cut the roll crosswise into equally sized pieces.

Step 9/11

Place the rolls into the prepared muffin pan cut side down and leave to rise for another hour.  Then bake in a preheated oven at 190⁰C/375⁰F for approx. 15 - 20 min. until golden. Allow to cool for 10 min. on a cake rack.
  • muffin pan
  • cake rack

Place the rolls into the prepared muffin pan cut side down and leave to rise for another hour. Then bake in a preheated oven at 190⁰C/375⁰F for approx. 15 - 20 min. until golden. Allow to cool for 10 min. on a cake rack.

Step 10/11

In a small bowl, combine confectioner’s sugar and lemon juice. Stir until completely dissolved.
  • 200 confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 tbsp citrus juice
  • tablespoon
  • citrus press
  • small bowl

In a small bowl, combine confectioner’s sugar and lemon juice. Stir until completely dissolved.

Step 11/11

Place a plate underneath the cake rack to catch any excess frosting. Drizzle cinnamon buns with sugar frosting to your liking.  Serve while still warm.
  • large plate

Place a plate underneath the cake rack to catch any excess frosting. Drizzle cinnamon buns with sugar frosting to your liking. Serve while still warm.