I despise politics.( Despise with all my being). I really just want to be left alone on this little farm to raise my kids and my food, BUT I did my part and showed up at that special meeting.
So now I am sitting here at the table while the kids finish up math and I notice that my house is trashed. It might have something to do with seven kids and the coming and going, and I know that later today I will have to wipe down the counters and sweep the floor.
But at this very moment I want to snack on chips and salsa and share with all of you my knock off buns.
I speak of my recipe for cinnabons. My version of the incredibly super sweet, gotta have a cup of coffee to drink too because they are that rich cinnamon buns.
I only bake them twice a year, and sadly I do not have pictures of the process. I think you all can manage though as these are made like any other cinnamon bun, except the dough has a special ingredient.
I have gotten emails from several of you and for that I am grateful. Thank you for your comments, the glimpses into your own lives, and the patience for this recipe.
My Knock Off Buns
1 1/2 C water
1 1/2 Tb instant yeast
1 1/2 Tb sugar
1/2 C melted butter
3 1/2 oz box of vanilla pudding, prepared
1 tsp salt
6 C flour (adjust as needed)
*Combine these and knead until you have a soft dough that is not sticky or just slightly sticky.
Using some extra flour sprinkled onto counter, roll dough out into a rectangle that is about 1/2 inch thick.
Spread onto dough:
1/2 C butter, softened
1 C brown sugar
4 tsp cinnamon
*Roll dough up into a log and slice into 1 inch thick slices. Place on parchment lined baking sheet 2 inches apart.
Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Cool slightly and frost.
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 C butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
3 C powder sugar
1 Tb milk
Mix well and add more or less milk until desired consistency. Spread onto buns.
Best eaten when they are still warm and with a cup of coffee.