Brown Sugar Buns or Rolls

READY IN: 27mins
YIELD: 1 Roll




  • Lightly grease a 12 cup muffin tin (I've used cooking spray and shortening with equal success).
  • Cream together butter and brown sugar in small bowl and place a generous teaspoon of mixture in each muffin cup. Set the rest aside.
  • In a large bown mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Using a pastry blender, 2 knives or a fork incorporate shortening into flour until they're fully combined.
  • Make a well in the center and gradually add milk, stirring with a fork until a moist dough forms.
  • Turn dough out onto a floured surface and with a floured rolling pin roll as close as possible to a 30 x 30 cm (12 X 12 inch) square. Trim to form a square.
  • Spread reserved brown sugar and butter mixture over top, reaching all 4 sides. An offset spatula works really well for this!
  • Roll dough towards you and reposition seam side down. Slice in half, and then into quarters. Cut each quarter into 3 pinwheels, approx 1 inch each.
  • Place 1 roll in each muffin cup, with the filling up.
  • Bake in a preheated 425 oven for 12 minutes. I find they come out better when I turn my convection off so you may want to try that as well, if it applies. Keep an eye on them for the last couple of minutes -- you want to remove them from the oven while the sugar is still bubbling.
  • Use a spoon to remove them to a rack to cool right away, before the sugar cools. I put waxed paper under the rack to make clean up easier.
  • Enjoy!