This recipe seems crazy, but it works! You can have hot, delicious cinnamon buns in about an hour and a half. This is based on a recipe I found in a recipe calendar. That recipe did not call for any kneading and did not have a very nice texture, so I tweaked it and came up with these buns. They would be quite expensive to make using individually packaged yeast, but I use the bulk yeast in a jar (the jar label has the amount of yeast that is equivalent to one package).
- 4 cups flour divided
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 envelopes quick rise yeast
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 2 eggs
- 3 tablespoons butter softened
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 cup whipped cream cheese
- 1 cup icing confectioners sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- Heat milk to 120 degrees F. to 130 degrees F.
- In large mixer bowl, add 3 cups of the flour, sugar, salt and yeast, and mix together.
- Add milk, butter and eggs.
- Using electric mixer with dough hook, mix on medium speed for 2 minutes to blend. Reduce speed to low, and mix for 5 minutes to knead. Gradually add the remaining cup of flour to make a soft dough that comes away from the sides of the bowl. (add more flour if required).
- Place dough on a floured surface and roll out in a rectangle (about 15 inches x 10 inches)
- Mix filling ingredients together and sprinkle over dough.
- Roll up like a jelly roll.
- Cut roll into buns (8-12 depending on the size you want).
- Place in a greased 9×13 inch pan.
- Cover the pan with a cloth and let sit for 20 minutes.
- Place in COLD oven, and then set the temperature to 350 degrees F. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
- Let cool for 10 minutes
- Mix icing ingredients together (I use a mini food processor to do this).
- Spread over buns.