Recipe by Chef Dee
The cinnamon buns bake up large but extremely soft. The topping has a nice butter toffee flavor. Don't let the length of the recipe scare you, it's quite easy. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do !!
Top Review by Sharlene~W
I made up my second batch of this dough in one week--the first was for Dee's recipe for Recipe #114832 and I loved them so much I followed Dee's recommendation to try it again using the additions in this recipe for cinnamon buns. They were equally awesome! Nice, soft and delicious! I might say also that they were "GI-NORMOUS" (gigantically enormous). I cut them 2" and put 6 to a 9 x 12-inch pan. I ended up with the biggest, yummiest cinnamon rolls I have ever eaten. I think I will make them a tad smaller next time. I highly recommend this recipe!
- 2 1⁄2 cups boiling water
- 1⁄2 cup oil
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup flour
- 1 1⁄2 cups warm water
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 (1/4 ounce) packages fast rising yeast
- 12 -15 cups flour
- 1⁄2 cup margarine, melted
- 1 1⁄2 cups brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
- 1⁄2 cup margarine, softened
- 1⁄2 cup corn syrup
- 1⁄2 cup cream
- 2 cups brown sugar
Directions See How It's Made
- Stir 3/4 c sugar, oil and salt into the boiling water.
- When the mixture has cooled, stir in the eggs and 1 c flour.
- Stir the warm water, 1 teaspoons sugar and the yeast together.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the oil mixture with the yeast mixture.
- Add the remaining flour, working it in one cup at a time, mixing the dough until it is soft, and no longer sticky.
- Knead the dough, place in a large oiled bowl,covered, then let rise until at doubled in bulk.
- Punch down, cover and let rise again.
- When I get to this step, I cut enough dough out to make 9 dinner rolls, then set them in an 8x8 oiled pan to rise.
- On a floured surface, roll the dough into a rectangle, about 1 1/2" thick.
- With a rubber spatula, spread the 1/2 cup softened margarine over the dough.
- Sprinkle with the brown sugar and cinnamon.
- You may adjust the sugar and cinnamon amounts according to your taste.
- In a bowl, stir the 1/2 cup melted margarine, corn syrup, cream and brown sugar together.
- Pour into well oiled pans, I like to use cake pans.
- Roll the dough up tightly, sealing the seam by pinching the dough together.
- With a sharp knife, slice the dough into 2" slices.
- Place the slices into the pans, then let rise until doubled.
- Bake at 350 for 20 min's.
- Let the buns sit in the toffee sauce for 5 min's, then invert pans onto cookie sheets.
- Enjoy while warm, these will stay soft for several days.
- Note: I would not advise using a citrus based filling as it will change the flavour and texture of the dough and sauce.