I haven't quite mastered the heart of making yeast doughs the old fashion way.... yet. I have however figured out how to use my bread machine to make the dough for pizza & cinnamon buns. I thought I'd share how I make my cinnamon buns:
Combine the following in order, in the bowl of your bread machine.
- 1 1/3 cups milk
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 1/4 cups wholewheat flour
- 2 cups ap flour
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 1/4 tsp bread machine yeast
Set on the " dough" setting and let it do all the fussy work.....When dough is finished roll out onto a floured surface into a rectangle. Long side should roughly be the length of your rolling pin. Lightly spread soft butter over dough, sprinkle with cinnamon & raisins. Slowly role from the long edge into a log. Slice into 12 equal size pieces. Place pieces into baking pans. Bake at 350 for approx. 30 mins. Time depends on your oven & the type of pan used.
My kids REALLY like it when I top them with this yummy glaze from our Better Homes & Garden baking book:
Heat 3 tbsp butter in small sauce pan for about 7 -10 minutes or until light brown. Stir in 1 1/2 cups icing sugar & 1/4 cup maple syrup. If needed stir in a little milk to thin enough for drizzling.
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