These are DECADENT. Legit cue a rainy Saturday where you wear your pajamas all day. They smell fantastic and seem way more daunting than they actually are.
1 yeast packet
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 tsp white sugar
1/2 cup warm milk
1/3 cup white sugar
5 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup softened butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 cup melted butter
4 oz cream cheese ( i use whipped because its easier)
4 tablespooon softened butter
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Bloom yeast with warm water & sugar. Put in a cup/bowl & set aside.
In the your standing mixer with the paddle attachment, add milk, sugar, room temp butter, salt, & egg, mix.
After combined, mix in yeast mixture slowly.
Add in flour and mix mix mix until a dough forms. Take from the bowl, put on a floured surface and knead until it looks plump. You can poke it and it should bounce back.
Put in a oiled bowl & cover with a clean towel. Let sit for a few hours until it doubles in size.
With 20 min left to rise, mix your filling & prep your pan -- combine soft!!! butter, cinnamon, brown sugar in a bowl & set aside. Next, melt 1/2 cup butter and put inside pan you want to bake in.
Once the dough has risen, punch down and put onto floured surface. Roll into a large rectangle.
Spread filling onto dough. (you may need to use your hands, go for it gal!)
Now, roll (tightly!) into a long cylinder. Tuck the seam side down so the roll sits pretty. Cut into 1 1/2 - 2" (ish) sections, and place onto pan with melted butter. You can tuck them fairly close, but remember they will rise again.
Foil up and put in the fridge overnight.
In the morning, preheat the oven to 350. Ensure the dough is room temp before putting into the oven. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden.
While the buns are baking, make the icing. Whip cream cheese, softened butter, powdered sugar, cinnamon, & vanilla.
After buns are baked, spread that ish ALL OVER.
You did it. Amazing. Try not to eat them all. No promises tho
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