Prep 24 hrs
Cook 30 mins
This is a great recipe from Good Housekeeping - Not just sticky but also spicy, nutty and downright delectable, these breakfast treats should be started the night before you plan to serve them. The shaped buns slowly rise overnight in the refrigerator; all you do in the morning is bake them for 30 minutes.
- 1⁄4 cup warm water (105 degrees to 115 degrees)
- 1⁄4 ounce active dry yeast
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 3⁄4 cup milk
- 4 tablespoons butter or 4 tablespoons margarine, softened
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 large egg yolks
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup dried currant
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 4 tablespoons butter or 4 tablespoons margarine, melted
- 2⁄3 cup dark brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons margarine
- 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 1⁄4 cups pecans, coarsly chopped
- Prepare Dough: In cup, combine warm water, yeast, and 1 teaspoon granulated sugar; stir to dissolve. Let stand 5 minutes, or until foamy.
- In large bowl, with mixer at low speed, blend yeast mixture with milk, butter, salt, egg yolks, 3 cups flour, and remaining 1/4 cup granulated sugar until blended. With wooden spoon, stir in 3/4 cup flour.
- Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and knead about 5 minutes, until smooth and elastic, working in about 1/4 cup more flour as necessary just to keep dough from sticking.
- Shape dough into ball; place in greased large bowl, turning dough over to grease top. Cover bowl and let dough rise in warm place (80 to 85 degrees F) about 1 hour.
- Meanwhile, prepare Filling: In small bowl, combine brown sugar, currants, and cinnamon. Reserve melted butter.
- Prepare Topping: In 1-quart saucepan, heat brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, and honey over low heat, stirring occasionally, until butter has melted. Grease 13- by 9-inch metal baking pan; pour melted brown-sugar mixture into pan and sprinkle evenly with pecans; set aside.
- Punch down dough. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; cover and let rest 15 minutes. On lightly floured surface, with floured rolling pin, roll dough into 18- by 12-inch rectangle. Brush dough with reserved melted butter and sprinkle with currant mixture. Starting at one long side, roll up dough jelly-roll fashion; place, seam side down, on surface. Cut dough crosswise into 20 slices.
- Place slices, cut side down, on topping in baking pan in 4 rows of 5 slices each. Cover pan and refrigerate at least 12 or up to 20 hours.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Bake buns 30 minutes, or until golden. Remove pan from oven. Immediately place serving tray or jelly-roll pan over top of baking pan and invert; remove baking pan. Let buns cool slightly to serve warm or cool completely to serve later.
This recipe was just what I wanted. I have a bimonthly meeting at work at 7:45 am, and usually bring the baked goods. At that time of morning, yeast doughs are normally out of the range of possibilities, but I really wanted cinnamon buns! They came out perfect even with my alterations. Also got a lot of comments about being amazed that they were from scratch.
Where ever there is butter or margarine, I used oil.
I used soy milk instead of regular milk (no sugar, no salt soy milk).
Didn't use currants. (The secretary doesn't like them...)
In the topping, I didn't have corn syrup, so I used 2 more tablespoons of honey.
I used walnuts instead of pecans.
I put them in the refrigerator at 21:30, so in the morning I heated the oven to 100 C, turned it off, and put the pan in for an hour before baking the buns at 180 C . They only took about 20 minutes to bake, though.
These are very good and easy! I made them for brunch and everyone thought they were amazing, especially that they were made from scratch! I will definitely make these again! Thanks!