Monday, December 27, 2010

Cinnamon Buns

I ran across this recipe on 101 Cookbooks mid last week and said Wow, these look amazing.  I made a batch for us, which we enjoyed the day after Christmas during a late breakfast/brunch, and another to give away as gifts.  They freeze beautifully.

My only concern in making the recipe is that I did not feel that I achieved a very good rise on either rising step.  Fortunately, the cooked buns didn't suffer from this disappointment, and the buns were spectacular.  I owe it to the cardamom in the bun dough.  That and copious amounts of butter and brown sugar.

What I love about this recipe is that you can make the dough--including cutting it into slices--freeze, and set it out to thaw the night before you want to eat them.  Slip in the oven the next morning, and 15 minutes later you have warm delicious cinnamon buns.

I'm going to take a cheat pass and simply send you to 101 Cookbooks for the recipe.  I have a feeling it's one you will go back to time and again.

1 comment:

  1. They look amazing and I love the fact that you can freeze the dough and bake later. Perfect.