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Make sticky cinnamon buns with Ruby

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Ruby Goss

Associate Food Editor at Kitchen Stories

instagram.com/ruby.goss/

“There is perhaps no better smell to emerge from the oven than the buttery scent of hot cinnamon buns. The trick to the pillowiest buns is a wet dough—carefully work the dough on a floured surface before rolling, incorporating just enough flour that it won’t stick, but still is very moist. Watch the video to try out the dental floss trick for cutting perfect buns! I was amazed how well it worked!”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
45
min.
Preparation
15
min.
Baking
180
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-6+
2 tsp ground cinnamon
320 ml milk
½ tsp vanilla extract
egg
170 g sugar
50 g butter (melted)
500 g flour
7 g active dry yeast
110 g butter (soft)
½ orange
salt
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • 1 stand mixer with dough hook
  • 2 bowls
  • kitchen towel
  • 1 fine grater
  • 1 rubber spatula
  • 1 rolling pin
  • 1 oven
  • 1 baking dish
  • pastry brush

Nutrition per serving

Cal
708
Protein
12 g
Fat
31 g
Carb
97 g
  • Step 1/6

    Add some milk, vanilla extract, egg, some sugar, melted butter, and a pinch of salt to the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix well until a dough forms.
    • 220 ml milk
    • ½ tsp vanilla extract
    • egg
    • 50 g sugar
    • 50 g butter (melted)
    • salt
    • 1 stand mixer with dough hook

    Add some milk, vanilla extract, egg, some sugar, melted butter, and a pinch of salt to the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix well until a dough forms.

  • Step 2/6

    Gradually add in flour and yeast. Transfer dough to a clean bowl, cover with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap, and leave to rise in a warm place for approx. 2 hr., or until doubled in size.
    • 500 g flour
    • 7 g active dry yeast
    • 1 bowl
    • kitchen towel

    Gradually add in flour and yeast. Transfer dough to a clean bowl, cover with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap, and leave to rise in a warm place for approx. 2 hr., or until doubled in size.

  • Step 3/6

    Combine some butter with some sugar, cinnamon, and zest of half an orange in a small bowl. Mix until smooth.
    • 110 g butter (soft)
    • 90 g sugar
    • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
    • ½ orange
    • 1 bowl
    • 1 fine grater
    • 1 rubber spatula

    Combine some butter with some sugar, cinnamon, and zest of half an orange in a small bowl. Mix until smooth.

  • Step 4/6

    Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F. Roll out the dough on a well-floured surface into a large rectangle, approx. 3 mm thick. The dough should be springy and moist but if it’s sticking too much, add some more flour as needed, or dust your rolling pin. Spread the filling evenly onto the dough leaving a small border all around.
    • 1 rolling pin
    • 1 oven

    Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F. Roll out the dough on a well-floured surface into a large rectangle, approx. 3 mm thick. The dough should be springy and moist but if it’s sticking too much, add some more flour as needed, or dust your rolling pin. Spread the filling evenly onto the dough leaving a small border all around.

  • Step 5/6

    Starting at the long end, roll up the dough. Place a large piece of dental floss underneath the dough, then bring the ends of the threads up over the roll to cross each other and pull tightly to slice. You can also use a dough slicer or sharp knife. Repeat until finished. Place the rolls into a greased baking dish, cut side down, and let rise for approx. 1 hr. Brush with a little melted butter, if desired. Transfer to oven and bake for approx. 15 - 20 min., or until golden.
    • milk
    • ½ tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 baking dish

    Starting at the long end, roll up the dough. Place a large piece of dental floss underneath the dough, then bring the ends of the threads up over the roll to cross each other and pull tightly to slice. You can also use a dough slicer or sharp knife. Repeat until finished. Place the rolls into a greased baking dish, cut side down, and let rise for approx. 1 hr. Brush with a little melted butter, if desired. Transfer to oven and bake for approx. 15 - 20 min., or until golden.

  • Step 6/6

    While the buns bake, heat remaining milk with remaining sugar in a saucepan until dissolved. Leave to cool. Brush the buns generously with the glaze as soon as they come out of the oven. Eat warm and enjoy!
    • pastry brush

    While the buns bake, heat remaining milk with remaining sugar in a saucepan until dissolved. Leave to cool. Brush the buns generously with the glaze as soon as they come out of the oven. Eat warm and enjoy!