Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Cinnabon Buns!- Yum

I wanted to make a special breakfast on Monday- it was a public holiday here in Australia and I got this recipe from Rae at  A likely Story in her recipe archives. I have never made Cinnamon Rolls before and they were so easy and delicious.


1¼ oz. pckg. Yeast
1 c. warm milk
½ c. granulated sugar
1/3 c. melted butter (do not subsititue margarine!)
1 t. salt
2 eggs
4 c. all-purpose flour

1 c. packed brown sugar (I just sprinkle as much as I like)
2½ TBS. cinnamon
1/3 c. butter


3 TBS. butter, softened
3/4 c. confectioners sugar
2 oz. cream cheese
½ t. real vanilla extract (or almond extract, which ever you prefer)
1/8 t. salt (I didn't use the salt- its up to you)


(1) Disolve yeast in milk.
(2) Mix in sugar, butter, salt, eggs, flour. Mix well.
(3) Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Knead into a large ball. Cover; let rise 1 hour.
(4) Roll dough into a 21" x 16" wide rectangle. With the butter softened, I just use my fingers to spread it generously over the dough. Load 'er up with the filling (see below).
(5) Roll from long-side to short-side. Pinch the ends.
(6) Using very sharp knife cut into 1 inch wide rolls, making sixteen. If want fewer, bigger rolls, cut them wider.
(6) Grease (butter) your preferred baking pan (I like mine to be all squished up next to the other)- I generally use an 11"x 15" pan. Then place rolls in pan. Preheat Oven to 400° F/ 200C. Let the rolls rise for 30 minutes.
(8) Bake until the rolls are slightly browned and not doughy. This will vary according to your oven. Mine took about 7 minutes and two got a bit dark but they perfect.
(9) When done, take 'em out and cover them in the delicious icing.


While dough is rising, prepare the filling and the icing. Clean-up a little and then go read a chapter or two in your book.

(1)Soften butter, so that it is spreadable.
(2) After dough has been rolled out to the gigantic rectangle, spread the softened butter all over.
(3) Sprinkle brown sugar over entire buttered rectangle. Use more if you like more.
(4) Now sprinkle the cinnamon over the now sugary, buttery, doughy, rectangle.


Cream it all together with an electric mixer and Spread on hot rolls.

Yum, I will put the kettle on,


  1. Cinnamon Rolls are a favorite in our house too! If you do not have time to make the cream cheese icing you can also mix together powdered sugar, a few drops of milk and a few drops of flavoring. Keep adding liquid until it is a spreadable consistancy. This icing is also yummy on sugar cookies:-)

    I hope you had a great Holiday with your family! Blessings this week!

  2. MMMM...those look delish!!! I LOVE cinnamon rolls!