Thursday, June 12, 2008

Baking :: Bread Machine Cinnamon Buns


Here's a little taste of what I baked tonight... mmm warm cinnamon buns fresh from the oven smothered in cinnabon-ish cream cheese glaze!


1 2/3 cups milk
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
4 1/3 cups white flour (or 4 1/2 cups if you're in the US)
1 1/4 tsp yeast

Place all in your bread machine and click "dough".

When dough is ready, just place on a floured counter and poke it down with your finger tips then roll out with a rolling pin into a large rectangle. Spread with softened butter and handfuls of brown sugar. Sprinkle with lots of cinnamon and a dash of ginger. Roll up, slice and place in greased pan. Cover with a tea towel and set in a warm place to rise for half an hour.

Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Half way through the baking time remove from oven and drizzle with a mixture of melted butter, brown sugar and milk (should be runny). Continue baking until nicely browned.

Cream Cheese Glaze:

4 oz cream cheese
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/2 t vanilla
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
1/2 T milk

Combine all ingredients and mix until smooth. Frost warm cinnamon buns with cream cheese glaze.

Variations: sometimes I like to add finely chopped and peeled apples to the cinnamon buns before I roll them up, or sliced almonds, or walnuts or raisins. Or I sprinkle toasted almonds on after the icing. This time I just left them plain and they were truly delicious.

To see more Christmas recipes, please visit my 31 Days of Holiday Baking section! Y.U.M.

PS. Since I wrote this post I no longer have a bread machine. I now make my dough in my Kitchen Aid stand mixer.

Linked up at Edie's Christmas Breads, Breakfasts and Beverages Party!


  1. those look sooooo good!
    and the muffins were very tasty-thanx!

  2. Big Fat YUM! I am gonna have to try them. TFS! XO, Mimi

  3. Can I move in?? LOVE your blog banner. One of the most beautiful I've seen.

  4. Uh oh. Looks like breakfast, heehee. My DH thanks you from the bottom of his cinnamon bun lovin' tummy. ;0)