Merry Golden's Cinnamon Bun Recipe

See Dallas' original post here.

Ingredients for 12 cinnamon buns

  • 500 g flour
  • 250 ml milk
  • 14 g traditional yeast
  • 20 g sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 250 g (unsalted) butter

Filling

  • 2 tablespoons of cinnamon
  • 150 g sugar

Directions

  1. Measure and weigh all ingredients. Allow ingredients to come to room temperature (eggs, butter).
  2. Prepare the yeast mixture. Heat the milk on the stove top or microwave until hot to touch (scalded). Remove from heat and add yeast and a pinch of sugar. Set yeast mixture aside and allow to rise ~10 minutes.
  3. Melt 50 g of butter and set aside.
  4. Place the flour and sugar in a large mixing bowl and stir together.
  5. Once the yeast mixture has risen, add to the flour mixture and mix by hand.
  6. Add cooled butter and lightly whipped (with a fork) eggs to the dough mixture.
  7. Knead the dough until smooth. Cover the dough and let rise for 2-3 hours.
  8. Knead the dough again – aim for 3-5 minutes.
  9. Roll the dough into a large rectangle. Take some butter, rub between palms to soften and smear a nice icing-like layer on the dough.
  10. Fold the pastry into thirds. First one side 1/3 of the way to the left, then the other side 1/3 of the way to the right. Roll out the dough again until it is a large rectangle once again.
  11. Repeat step 10.

(Now this is where we up the ante! This is how you transform regular sweet dough into puff pastry dough. Spread butter, fold the dough, and then roll out the dough – repeat up to 4 times for puff pastry dough. We did this process two times to achieve Danish/Canadian flair!)

  1. Add one more layer of butter and then sprinkle cinnamon and sugar evenly.
  2. Starting at 1 long side, roll up dough jelly-roll style, enclosing filling.
  3. TRICK OF THE TRADE: using thread, loop around the cinnamon bun and pull
  4. Transfer rolls to baking sheet, spacing rolls about 3/4 inch apart.
  5. Bake at 350 for ~15-20 minutes.