Cinnabon-Style Gourmet Cinnamon Buns

Yield: 12 large buns
 
Ingredients:

Dough

1 (1/4 ounce) package dry yeast

1 cup warm whole milk

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup margarine (or 80% margarine 20% butter spread)

1 teaspoon salt

2 large eggs

3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup bread flour

Filling

1 cup light brown sugar

3 tablespoons ground cinnamon

1/3 cup margarine (or 80% margarine 20% butter spread)

Method:

  • For the rolls, dissolve the yeast in the warm milk in a large bowl.
  • Add sugar, margarine salt, eggs, and flour, mix well.
  • Knead the dough into a large ball, using your hands dusted lightly with flour.
  • Put in a bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place about 1 hour or until the dough has doubled in size.
  • Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface, until it is approx 21 inches long by 16 inches wide.
  • It should be approx 1/4 thick.
  • To make filling, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
  • Spread the softened margarine over the surface of the dough, then sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon evenly over the surface, leaving about 1" untouched around edges.
  • Gently roll into a fairly tight roll, trying to keep the filling inside.
  • With a sharp knife, slice into 12 pieces.
  • Place on parchment lined cookie sheet about 2" apart, cover with lint-free cloth, and let rise for another hour.
  • Bake in 400 degree on rack just above centre, for about 10 minutes, or until light golden brown.
  • Note: I came across an 80% margarine 20% butter spreat at my local grocer, which is what I used for the dough, filling, and frosting. If you can't find such a thing, go with the recommended margarine, as opposed to butter.
     
    To be paired with Cinnabon Frosting from Gordon Family.
     
     
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