Week #8 of the Bread Baker’s Apprentice Challenge was Cinnamon Buns & Sticky Buns. Can I just say that I have been waiting on this week since the start of this challenge. I have a wicked sweet tooth and these are right up my alley. Peter said that this version makes a bun that outperforms all of those mall buns you might be used to having. Well, of course I had to try to make these Cinnamon Buns for myself! Sticky Buns would have to wait for next time.
This was another recipe that only took one day to make, which in my book is a def plus. The hardest part for me was the waiting around. Marta worked like a champ with this dough as well! I know I’ve said it many times before but working with the dough is so therapeutic! Oh, yes & the rolling it up like a cigar shaped log – that was a little tricky. But I worked my way around the rolling issue.
I can’t tell you how amazing these buns smelled even before going into the oven. I did modify Peter’s recipe slightly (I’m feeling a little bolder now that I’m two months into my apprenticeship LOL). I added some melted butter before sprinkling the dough with the cinnamon sugar & upped the cinnamon sugar factor slightly (I like my buns ooey & gooey).
Of course, I had a crowd when these came out of the oven! Oh they were heavenly. I quickly whipped up the glaze & used orange extract for a little different kick & then oh so carefully drizzled the buns with the glaze! It slowly flowed over the tops & covered the buns like…okay I’m getting way too into this…well thankfully I managed to save one bun from total annihilation to take some pictures. Once I snapped a few, I devoured mine completely! It was that good!
Okay are you ready to drool?
& so it begins with sugar, salt & butter
then we add the flour – King Arthur of course, yeast & milk
Coming together nicely!
Look at Marta whipping that dough into shape.
now we oil up & wait…
all puffed up & ready for her close up!
The dough blob waiting to meet the rolling pin!
look at that dough all rolled out!
time for the cinnamon sugar…
all rolled up…starting to look like cinnamon buns…
look at that!
oh yeah, you know you want one!
and to top it all off the glaze! Oh sweet goodness!
Sneak Peak: Next week’s Challenge – Cinnamon Raisin Walnut Bread!
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