Monday, July 4, 2011

Ooey-Gooey Cinnamon Buns

We were in the mood for some cinnamon buns and I found this great recipe online! Unfortunatly I was up until about midnight making them! ( I started them late) But they were a great breakfast the next day! Here is what you will need:

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • 1 (.25 ounce) 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


  • 3/4 cup butter

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar

  • 1 cup chopped pecans, divided

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 cup melted butter

  • Step One:
    In a small bowl, dissolve 1 teaspoon 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.
    Step Two:
    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.

    Step Three:
    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.
    Step Four:
    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 greased 9x13 inch baking pan. Sprinkle bottom of pan with 1/2 cup pecans; set aside. Melt remaining butter; set aside. Combine remaining 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup pecans, and cinnamon; set aside.
    Step Five:
    Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, roll into an 18x14 inch rectangle. Brush with 2 tablespoons melted butter, leaving 1/2 inch border uncovered; sprinkle with brown sugar cinnamon mixture. Starting at long side, tightly roll up, pinching seam to seal. Brush with remaining 2 tablespoons butter. 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).
    This is what they look like once they have risen.

    Step Six:
    Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool in pan for 3 minutes, then invert onto serving platter. Scrape remaining filling from the pan onto the rolls.

    Mine turned out a little darker than I had hoped. I am bad for that!

    enjoy this ooey gooey treat! xoxo

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