Saturday, April 17, 2010

Cinnamon Buns

Bean got it into his head that we were going to wake up early and let ourselves in to Jeremy's house and cook up some cinnamon buns for everybody's breakfast. By the time we got over here, though, it was 2 PM and it was more of an afternoon tea.

We made the dough the night before, from Alton Brown's overnight cinnamon bun recipe, which we changed slightly for lack of ingredients or otherwise:

4 egg yolks
1 whole egg
1/4 c. sugar
6 tbsp melted butter
3/4 c. milk
4 c. flour
1 package yeast
sprinkle salt

Upon returning here in the morning, we made the topping, which was simply:

1 c. brown sugar
sprinkle salt
sprinkle cinnamon

It was surprisingly easy to roll out the dough, and then we spread 2 tbsp of melted butter over the top and pressed the topping into it with our hands. Rolling it up was a team process; and when the roll was cut into pieces they threatened to lose bun integrity. But we shoved them in the oven and hoped for the best. After 30 minutes at 350 degrees, they had risen beautifully and were golden brown and seriously just wonderful.

For glaze, we whipped:

1/4 c. cream cheese
3 tbsp milk
~2 c. confectioner's sugar

I am fairly certain the entire house rejoiced.

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