Epic Cinnamon Buns

This is time consuming and NOT healthy but it's SO worth it! I only make these once or twice a year. They can be frozen, fully cooked and frosted. Just be sure to flash-freeze before individually wrapping and unwrap before thawing in microwave so as not to lose all the icing or have them go soggy. I make these for Christmas morning to have with mimosas--oh holiday indulgence.

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3hrs 30mins
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  • Start the dough at least 4 hours before you want to be eating these or plan to start it the night before and do the first rise overnight in the fridge. Mix warm milk with honey and yeast, set aside for 5-10 minutes until it starts bubbling suspiciously.
  • Mix 3 cups flour and salt, add margarine, eggs, and yeast mix all at once. Stir until a very soft dough forms. Knead in last cup of flour a bit at a time until you have a soft dough that's not terribly sticky. Cover with a dish towel (or plastic wrap if going in fridge overnight) and leave in a warm place until double its size.
  • In the meantime make the filling by stirring all filling ingredients together. If it's too stiff you can warm a bit, but it should not be a liquid.
  • Roll out risen dough into a rectangle about the size and shape of a cookie sheet, around 1/4-12 inch thick. Spread with filling.
  • Roll length-wise into a big jelly roll and cut into disks about an inch or 1 1/2 inches thick.
  • Place in a lasagna pan so that when they double in size again they will be touching. This keeps them soft and gooey. Let rise.
  • Either while they rise or while they bake, make the icing. Again you can warm a bit if it's too stiff, but it shouldn't be a liquid.
  • Bake buns at 350°F for 20-30 minutes or until just starting to colour. They should not be too crispy or dried out.
  • Cool, then ice in the pan. Cut apart carefully.
  • They are best warm, so attack them now or reheat in the microwave later. "Flash freezing" means freezing in a single layer, usually uncovered, until just solid, then packaging for longer term storage.
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"This is time consuming and NOT healthy but it's SO worth it! I only make these once or twice a year. They can be frozen, fully cooked and frosted. Just be sure to flash-freeze before individually wrapping and unwrap before thawing in microwave so as not to lose all the icing or have them go soggy. I make these for Christmas morning to have with mimosas--oh holiday indulgence."
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  1. TercesXX
    =D Hiya. Okay, first off, I'm a teen living in my dad's house. We have a very tiny kitchen with almost no counterspace. That was my only real problem with this recipe ^-^" Kept having to clean things between sections. But anyway, I think this was a very delicious Bun once it got finished ^_^ I thought it would seem like forever, but once I decided to actually start making it, time flew by. I wound up getting this done in roughly 3 hours with cooking time added. Kept to the recipe mostly, except for the filling, which I added some nutmeg (Barely a half teaspoon) and a few drops of Black Walnut extract. And I chopped up some Almonds and added, made it nice and nutty ^_^ I also had some left over filling so I added it to the icing, which turned out pretty good. =D Thanks for posting this great recipe, hope to make it again soon. *is waaay to full right after making them*
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  2. spiritussancto
    This is time consuming and NOT healthy but it's SO worth it! I only make these once or twice a year. They can be frozen, fully cooked and frosted. Just be sure to flash-freeze before individually wrapping and unwrap before thawing in microwave so as not to lose all the icing or have them go soggy. I make these for Christmas morning to have with mimosas--oh holiday indulgence.
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