Santa Cruz, California, October 28th, 2014

Santa Cruz, California, October 28th, 2014

Monday, January 28, 2013

Cinnammmmmmmmmmmmmmon Bun Tutorial

Alright, it's MMMMMMMMMonday!

I've kind of become well known for my cinnamon buns. 

Soooooooo, anyone for a lesson??

I use a bread machine for the dough....
Then out comes the flour and the ancient rolling pin.

Then we plop the dough onto the flour and flatten it with our hands.

Roll it out, aiming it to form a... 

...rectangal-y shape...

Then slather softened butter on the dough. Enough that it's looking pretty mmmmm.

I use yellow, NOT BROWN, sugar. Yellow sugar is more refined than brown, so it has a less acidic taste when baked.

I use about one cup of packed sugar.

Sprinkle cinnamon as so, this isn't too much, but any less and you can barely taste it.

Roll lengthwise...

Again, our trusty rolling pin shows the dimensions.

Cut in twelve sections....start with 2...

Cut those 2 into 3 each...

So now you have 6...then keep going until you have 12.

Cover a cookie sheet with foil, spray with Pam or wipe margarine liberally. Stand buns up.

Let rise in a 200F oven for 10-15 minutes.

Remove, and bake at 375F for 7 minutes or until slightly golden.

Allow to buns cool, put a sheet of wac paper on the counter. Place cooling rack upside down on buns and hold both sides. Flip over and place on wax paper. The gooey, buttery drippings will land on the wax paper and not the counter.

Slather with cream cheese icing and serve.

And there you go!

And yes, I did trade two dozen of these for 2 custom made mahogany leaves (extensions) for my dining room table.


  1. OH YUMMMMM. I did not know there was such a thing as yellow sugar!

    And I make my cinnamon rolls almost the same way, only I put them all jammed together in a 9x13 pan. Yours are probably nice and neat to pick up and EAT!!!

    And do you make your cream cheese icing? How dost thou doest that?


  2. Cream cheese icing: 1/2 block of cream cheese, 1/2 stick of butter, beat together. Add 1 cup of icing sugar, beat, add a few Tablespoons of milk and then add the icing sugar and milk until you get the consistency you want.

  3. These look great! I'd probably trade a table for them too! Awesome. Now I want a cinnamon bun.

    1. Hi Gwen! They're pretty valuable around these parts.

  4. I was thinking I would make some heart shaped ones for Valentine's Day. They were a big hit last year.