Cinnamon buns

Cinnamon buns

Based on 107 ratings

Difficulty

Medium 👍
60
min.
Preparation
20
min.
Baking
180
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-24+
500 g all-purpose flour
7 g dry yeast
60 ml water (lukewarm)
140 g sugar
180 ml milk
½ tsp vanilla extract
egg
50 g butter (melted)
110 g butter (soft)
½ orange (zest)
2 tsp cinnamon
200 g confectioner’s sugar
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp sugar
salt
flour for work surface
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • small bowl
  • standing mixer or hand mixer
  • clean kitchen towel
  • large bowl
  • zester
  • rubber spatula
  • oven
  • rolling pin
  • palette knife
  • knife
  • muffin pan
  • cake rack
  • tablespoon
  • citrus press
  • large plate

Nutrition per serving

Cal
227
Protein
3g
Fat
9g
Carb
34g

Step 1/11

In a small bowl, combine water, yeast, and some sugar. Let sit until foamy for approx. 5 – 10min.
  • 60 ml water
  • 7 dry yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • small bowl

In a small bowl, combine water, yeast, and some sugar. Let sit until foamy for approx. 5 – 10min.

Step 2/11

In a standing mixer or with a hand mixer, whisk together milk, vanilla extract, egg, melted butter, some sugar and a pinch of salt.
  • 180 ml milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 50 butter (melted)
  • 50 sugar
  • salt
  • standing mixer or hand mixer

In a standing mixer or with a hand mixer, whisk together milk, vanilla extract, egg, melted butter, some sugar and a pinch of salt.

Step 3/11

In two editions, add all-purpose flour into the milk mixture. Then add in yeast mixture and continue beating. Knead by hand until smooth. Place the dough in a clean bowl, cover with a kitchen towel and leave it to rise in a warm place for approx. 2 hours.
  • 500 all-purpose flour
  • clean kitchen towel
  • large bowl

In two editions, add all-purpose flour into the milk mixture. Then add in yeast mixture and continue beating. Knead by hand until smooth. Place the dough in a clean bowl, cover with a kitchen towel and leave it to rise in a warm place for approx. 2 hours.

Step 4/11

For the filling, combine soft butter with the remaining sugar, cinnamon and the zest of halve an orange in a small bowl. Mix until smooth.
  • 110 butter (soft)
  • 90 sugar
  • ½ orange (zest)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • zester
  • rubber spatula
  • small bowl

For the filling, combine soft butter with the remaining sugar, cinnamon and the zest of halve an orange in a small bowl. Mix until smooth.

Step 5/11

Preheat oven to 190⁰C/375⁰F. Halve the dough and roll each half into the shape of a rectangle, approx. 3 mm thick.
  • flour for work surface
  • oven
  • rolling pin

Preheat oven to 190⁰C/375⁰F. Halve the dough and roll each half into the shape of a rectangle, approx. 3 mm thick.

Step 6/11

Spread the filling evenly onto the dough leaving a small border all around.
  • palette knife

Spread the filling evenly onto the dough leaving a small border all around.

Step 7/11

Starting at the long end, roll up the dough.

Starting at the long end, roll up the dough.

Step 8/11

Cut the roll crosswise into equally sized pieces.
  • knife

Cut the roll crosswise into equally sized pieces.

Step 9/11

Place the rolls into the prepared muffin pan cut side down and leave to rise for another hour.  Then bake in a preheated oven at 190⁰C/375⁰F for approx. 15 - 20 min. until golden. Allow to cool for 10 min. on a cake rack.
  • muffin pan
  • cake rack

Place the rolls into the prepared muffin pan cut side down and leave to rise for another hour. Then bake in a preheated oven at 190⁰C/375⁰F for approx. 15 - 20 min. until golden. Allow to cool for 10 min. on a cake rack.

Step 10/11

In a small bowl, combine confectioner’s sugar and lemon juice. Stir until completely dissolved.
  • 200 confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 tbsp citrus juice
  • tablespoon
  • citrus press
  • small bowl

In a small bowl, combine confectioner’s sugar and lemon juice. Stir until completely dissolved.

Step 11/11

Place a plate underneath the cake rack to catch any excess frosting. Drizzle cinnamon buns with sugar frosting to your liking.  Serve while still warm.
  • large plate

Place a plate underneath the cake rack to catch any excess frosting. Drizzle cinnamon buns with sugar frosting to your liking. Serve while still warm.