Saturday, March 05, 2011

Cinnamon Bun Deliciousness

There are few things in this world I believe I do well. I'm no horn-tooter, but I can bake a pretty mean cinnamon bun.

On more than one occasion, people have requested the recipe, so I thought I'd share it here.

Hope you have a very sweet and cinnamony day!

Preheat oven to 425 F.

2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup milk

1/3 cup butter
3/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1 tbs cinnamon

Combine all ingredients for dough (except milk). Mix until a crumbly texture forms, then add the milk and knead.
Lay out dough on flat surface, and spread the filling mixture on top.
Roll up dough (the tighter you can roll it the cuter they end up looking, I find). Pop them into lightly greased muffin tins and bake for about 14-18 mins. I usually keep them in a bit less, but that's personal preference.
And of course, icing is always good on top!

Icing: a random mix of butter, icing sugar and a very little bit of milk.

Sometimes I'll use cream cheese with, or instead of, butter. They're both very good.


LittleCanoe said...

YUM! I am salivating. Wish you were at my house right now! I love a good homemade cinnamon roll. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

kingshearte said...

Dammit, now I want a cinnamon bun!

Laura ( Flours and Fibers) said...

Oh, wow! Those look absolutely delicious!!

Hilary said...

I've really been enjoying your daily posts! And these cinnamon rolls...NOMNOMNOMNOMNOM. Thank you so much for the recipe. Ditto the link to the one-bite sugar cookie recipe from your fab Valentine's tea!

ekittie said...

MM, wow, that sounds amazing. I can't wait to try them (since I will HAVE to bookmark this and make these. Ideally, as soon as possible.)

Thanks for sharing. :)

mel said...

my boyfriend will love these - you are a knitting/cooking/designing superstar!!