Rum Buns

Recipe by Dreamgoddess
READY IN: 2hrs 50mins
YIELD: 2 dozen




  • For the Buns: dissolve the yeast in warm water and set aside for 10-15 minutes to proof.
  • In a large bowl, combine the scalded milk, softened butter, sugar, eggs, salt and rum flavoring.
  • Beat until well blended and add the yeast mixture.
  • Add the flour; beat until well mixed and the dough leaves the sides of the bowl.
  • Turn out on a floured surface and knead about 5 minutes, or until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  • Grease a large bowl and place the dough in it; turn to grease the top.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled (about 1 1/2 hours).
  • Punch the dough down and divide in half.
  • Roll each dough half out on a floured surface to a 13x8" rectangle.
  • Brush with melted butter.
  • Combine the brown sugar, raisins and cinnamon and sprinkle over the dough rectangles.
  • Roll each rectangle from one of the long sides jellyroll style and seal the edges.
  • Slice in 1 1/2" slices and place 1" apart in a greased 13x9" pan and a greased 8" square pan.
  • Cover and let rise again for about 30 minutes, or until doubled again.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden; remove from pans and cool on racks.
  • While still warm, drizzle the glaze over the buns.
  • For the Glaze: Combine the powdered sugar, milk and rum flavoring; blend well.
  • Drizzle over buns.