December 28, 2018

Cinnamon Roll Twisted Buns


  •  4 1/2 cups (22.5 ounces) all-purpose flour
  •  2 tablespoons instant yeast
  •  1/3 cup (2.5 ounces) granulated sugar
  •  1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  •  4 large eggs (7 ounces)
  •  1 1/4 cup hot water
  •  8 tablespoons (4 ounces) butter, melted


  •  4 tablespoons (2 ounces) butter, melted
  •  1/2 cup (3,75 ounces) granulated sugar
  •  1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  •  1 cup (4 ounces) powdered sugar
  •  1 tablespoon melted butter
  •  2 tablespoons milk, plus more if needed
  •  Splash of vanilla extract


  1. In a large bowl (to allow for about 7-8 cups of dough to double in bulk), whisk together the flour, yeast, sugar and salt. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients.
  2. In a 2-cup liquid measuring cup, whisk together the eggs and pour them into the well. Use the same measuring cup for the hot water. Pour it around the edges of the well (not directly on the eggs) and then add the melted butter to the bowl. Use a large spoon to mix the ingredients together until a soft, rather wet dough is formed.
  3. Cover the bowl with greased plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or for 8-10 hours.
  4. Lightly punch down the chilled dough and roll it out on the floured counter to a long, skinny rectangle (about 24-inches long and 7 or 8-inches wide).
  5. Spread the 4 tablespoons melted butter on the rectangle. It will solidify and be easier to work with as you spread it on the chilly rectangle of dough. Combine the sugar and cinnamon and spread it on top of the butter, lightly pressing it in.
  6. Fold one long edge of the rectangle up to meet the other long edge so the dough is folded in half. Use a pizza cutter or knife and cut the dough into 1-inch strips. With each strip, hold an end in each hand and twist it up several times and roll it around the center into a circle/knot. Place on baking sheet.
  7. Cover the trays with greased, plastic wrap and let the rolls rise until puffy and doubled, an hour or so.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees F for 12-14 minutes until just barely golden on top
  9. For the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar, butter, milk, and vanilla. Let the rolls cool for 5 or so minutes before drizzling with glaze.
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