Prep 4 hrs
Cook 40 mins
These buns are a rather new discovery of mine. I tried them out at a New Years party, they were devoured. People love these, they are great if you are having a lot of people because it makes such a large amount of them. Make them once at the beginning of the week and the yield will last you for 2 weeks if refrigerated.
- 1 tablespoon dried yeast
- 5 cups warm water
- 1⁄2 cup light brown sugar or 1⁄2 cup dark brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 13 cups all-purpose flour, preferably unbleached,approximately
- 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 1⁄2 cups light brown sugar or 1 1⁄2 cups granulated sugar
- 1⁄4 cup ground cinnamon
- To begin, put the 5 cups of water in a bowl and put the yeast in as well.
- Stir until the yeast is dissolved and the water looks cloudy. Stir 6 cups flour in with the yeast, always stirring in the same direction.
- After that let the mixture sit for 2 hours, and it should be covered.
- The mixture will have grown.
- Gently stir it, then add in the sugar and salt and mix it in.
- Add 6 more cups flour, one cup at a time.
- When the dough becomes far too difficult to stir with a spoon, put in on a well floured workspace.
- Knead the dough for about 10 min.
- Add more flour as needed. After the 10 min the dough should be smooth and elasticky.
- Place the dough in an oiled bowl and allow it to sit for 1 1/2- 2 hours. The bowl should be coverd with plastic wrap.
- After letting it sit it should have doubled in size.
- Put it on your workspace and roll into a square about 24 inches long.
- Rub the oil all over the top surface of the dough and then lightly sprinkle the sugar and then the cinnamon.
- Roll the dough up so it looks like a big roll and cut it in to about 24 equal pieces, (about 1 inch in length for each roll). On parchment or a lightly greased baking sheet lay out the rolls and cover them with plastic wrap, then allow them to rise for 30 min.
- While this is happening, preheat your oven to 400 deg F.
- After the 30 mins the rolls should have risen some.
- Place them in the oven and allow to cook for 35 to 40 min.
- If you want a nice soft top, place a cotton cloth on top of them for about 10 min.
Tried these recently as a treat for a Saturday night while watching hockey. Turned out really well and could nt believe the texture and taste. Will be trying again for sure. Thanks.