|Taking a bit of a break between finishers|
My sister's and I celebrated mother's day with our mom and our whole family yesterday. Each of us brought a few dishes and we had a great visit with my parents and celebrated my mom. I decided to make my Cinnamon Buns. Typically these are reserved just for Christmas morning at our house, but since receiving a bread maker a few years ago, the recipe is much easier to make. I've been making this recipe or a variation of it since I was in high school and it has travelled with me through my post-secondary education and my married life.
I was dreaming about these buns on my run yesterday. I think after 32k I was justified to have 2 or 3. Really anyone who is a mother deserves to have a few. Heck if you have a mother have a some as well.
So without further ado - I present
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup warm milk
1/4 melted butter
1/2 white sugar
1 tsp salt
2 eggs, beaten
4 cups all purpose flour
1 tbs yeast (quick rise or for a bread machine)
Layer the ingredients in your bread machine in the order given above. Set to dough cycle and do something else for an hour and a half.
1 cup butter
1&1/2 cups brown sugar
2 tbs cinnamon
When the dough is finished roll out on a floured counter top forming a 18x14 in rectangle. Spread 1/4 cup of butter on the rectangle. Leave a 1 in boarder around the rectangle. Sprinkle the dough with 3/4 cup brown sugar and 1 tbsp cinnamon. Beginning at the long side, roll the dough tightly. Pinch the seam to seal. Cover and let rise for 1/2 hour.
Meanwhile melt remaining sugar. Stir in the rest of the brown sugar and cinnamon whisking until smooth. Pour mixture into the bottom of a large 14x18 in pan.
Using a serrated knife, cut the rolled up dough into 15-20 pieces and place cut side up in pan. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degree for about 30 minutes. The buns will sound hollow when tapped. Let stand in the pan for 5 minutes then invert onto a serving platter. Bon apetit!