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I haven’t been able to wait to share this recipe with you, but it has been a crazy few weeks for me! Anyway, lately I have been really craving cinnamon buns in the morning with my coffee, and these definitely hit the spot for me. Enjoy!
Cinnamon Raisin Buns
(Semi-Adapted from MomsWhoThink.com)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Inactive Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 35-40 minutes
For buns you will need:
3/4 cup whole milk, warmed (110 degrees)
1 envelope (2 1/4 teaspoon) instant or rapid-rise yeast
3 large eggs, room temperature
4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup granulated sugar
12 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 12 pieces and softened to room temperature
For cinnamon raisin filling you will need:
1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
½ teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoons ground cinnamon (add more if you like)
4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
½ cup raisins
For cream cheese icing you will need:
8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups confectioner's sugar
1 Tablespoon milk
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. Turn off.
Whisk warm milk with yeast until the yeast dissolves completely, and then add eggs. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine flour, cornstarch and sugar. With mixer on the lowest speed, add the warm milk mixture until the dough is formed. Increase speed slightly and add butter, one piece at a time.
Turn dough on a clean and floured surface, and knead into a smooth, round ball. Place dough in a large glass bowl, cover with plastic and place in the warm oven to double in size, about 2 hours. Once dough is finished rising, remove from the oven and allow the oven to reheat once more at 200 degrees F. and turn off.
In a small bowl, combine nutmeg, cinnamon and sugar.
Roll dough out on a clean and floured surface into an 18-inch square. Brush dough with butter, and sprinkle evenly with filling.
Starting with the edge nearest you, roll dough into a tight cylinder, pinch to seal and cut into 8 even buns. Place into a baking dish back and cover with plastic wrap once again. Transfer to the warm oven and allow buns to rise. Once they are done rising, discard plastic wrap and heat oven to 350 degrees F. Let bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden.
Combine all ingredients for cream cheese icing until smooth and drizzle over buns before serving.
Try it & Love it.