The Best Gooey Cinna-YUM Buns
Okay, these are my favorite cinnamon buns by far and away. I am a purest when it comes to cinnamon buns. I don’t like nuts, or icing or raisins or anything else…just pure brown sugar, butter and cinnamon.
Cinna-YUM Buns- Cinnamon Buns
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 package active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, beaten
4 cups all-purpose flour
Ooey-Gooey stuff for bottom of your pan:
3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
Mixture for on top of rolled out dough:
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup melted butter
I put in directions on how to make the dough, but I always make mine in a bread maker on the dough setting. So easy. The recipe for cinnamon bun dough in the bread maker can be found here.
In a small bowl, dissolve 1 tsp sugar and yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes. Warm the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from heat. Mix in 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup butter and salt; stir until melted. Let cool until lukewarm.
In a large bowl, combine the yeast mixture, milk mixture, eggs and 1 1/2 cup flour; stir well to combine. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes.
Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
While dough is rising, melt 3/4 cup butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in 3/4 cup brown sugar, whisking until smooth. Pour into a 9×13 inch baking pan. Set aside. Melt remaining butter; set aside. Combine remaining 3/4 cup brown sugar, and cinnamon; set aside (this is for sprinkling on the dough)
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, roll into an 18×14 inch rectangle. Brush with 2 tablespoons melted butter, leaving a 1/2 inch border uncovered; sprinkle with brown sugar cinnamon mixture. Starting at long side, tightly roll up, pinching seam to seal. With serrated knife, cut into 15 pieces; place cut side down, in prepared pan. Cover and let rise for 1 hour or until doubled in volume. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool in pan for 3 minutes, then invert onto serving platter.
Below is the before and after. The flip changes everything!
Get ready for a taste treat sensation.