Sunday, December 14, 2008

Recipe for the most delicious cinnamon buns you have ever eaten!

Sorry for the long title, but here is the recipe that you may not have known that you have been waiting for...

As previously stated, my camera battery charger is mia, so you can pretend that this is the picture that I took. To be honest with you, mine looked even more delicious.

CINNAMON BUNS
Ingredients:
* 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast (2.25 tsp. of the granular kind= 1 pkg)
* 2 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
* 1 yellow cake mix
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 T vanilla extract
* 5 cups all-purpose flour

Filling:
* 1/2 stick butter, melted to paint on the dough
* 3/4 cup brown sugar - I don't measure, I just spread it all over the top- probably like one small bag's worth
* 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon - I just shake it all over the brown sugar

Frosting:
* 3 cups confectioners' sugar
* 3 ounces cream cheese
* 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 1 1/2 tablespoons milk


DIRECTIONS

1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in one cup of the warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
2. In a large bowl, combine the yeast mixture with the cake mix, remaining water, salt and vanilla; stir well to combine. Stir in the flour; mix well. (I used my hands, because the dough is pretty sticky) Cover bowl and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
3. Deflate dough and turn it out onto a well floured surface. Roll dough out into a thin, large rectangle and spread with butter. Sprinkle with brown sugar and the cinnamon. Roll up dough and cut into 1 3/4 inch thick rolls. Place rolls in two lightly greased 9x13 inch baking pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes. (I needed another pan, because this recipe makes a lot)
4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
5. Bake rolls in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes. While rolls are baking, prepare the frosting. In a medium bowl, stir together confectioners' sugar, cream cheese, vanilla and milk. Let rolls cool slightly then spread with frosting.

2 comments:

The Arnold Family said...

Thanks! I'll give it a last chance effort. xoox

abigail said...

Oh.

Yum.

Times ten.