Recipe by Rav
This recipe was a campus "secret" at my old university - thankfully one of the food service employees gave it up and I have been using it ever since. These are the big, soft kind (where the centre is so moist and yummy!!!). I sometimes add extra filling to mine. They can also be iced, but I like them just the way they are.
Top Review by Erin_1984
They are very good! I only made half the recipe and I still made a lot of cinnamon buns! I can't imagine doing a whole recipe. They are more bread like than pastry like. I kind of like them that way better.
- 3 cups milk
- 6 tablespoons butter or 6 tablespoons margarine
- 6 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 2 (1/4 ounce) envelopes active dry yeast
- 2 large eggs
- 9 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup melted butter or 1 cup margarine, divided
- 1 1⁄4 cups sugar
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
Directions See How It's Made
- Scald milk and stir in 6 tbsp butter, 6 tbsp sugar and salt.
- Cool to lukewarm.
- Dissolve 1 tsp sugar in warm water.
- Sprinkle yeast over water mix.
- Let stand in a warm place for 10 minutes.
- Stir once this is done.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine lukewarm milk mix and eggs.
- Stir in yeast mix.
- Add four to five cups of flour and mix well.
- With wooden spoon add remaining flour.
- Place dough in a well greased bowl.
- Roll dough over to grease top.
- Cover with a damp cloth and allow to double in size for one hour.
- Punch down and turn out onto floured surface.
- Divide into two, roll each section into rectangles.
- Sprinkle on filling (filling: 1 cup melted butter, 1 1/4 cup sugar and 2 tbsp cinnamon- divided between two rectangles).
- Roll up and slice (a good way to slice pieces is to use a piece of string, place it on the underside of the roll and cross over opposite ends at top, cutting the piece).
- Grease cookie tray with melted butter.
- Place slices in tray, leaving enough space to allow them to expand, but not enough that the filling melts out.
- Place greased waxed paper over slices and allow to double in size again for one hour.
- Bake in 350 degree oven for 35 to 45 minutes.
- Remove immediately from tray.
- If desired, buns can be iced.