I am a newlywed on a budget, just trying to make healthy and inexpensive meals for my husband and I to enjoy. He eats a lot, so cost is a big factor. Though I work 3 jobs, I manage to find time 6 nights a week to cook a full dinner for us both. I am constantly looking for new recipes that are moderately healthy, taste great, and won't break the bank.

On the side, I also own a brownie business called Gersheybars. My passion and love for cooking started when I was just a small child, baking with my mom and grandmother. The brownie recipe has been passed down through 5 generations and I am thrilled to finally have an outlet to share them with everybody else. Friends and family have helped spread the word and made my business as successful as it is today.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Cinnamon Buns

Who doesn't love a gooey, sticky sweet cinnamon bun? We were craving some so badly, I decided to give in and find a recipe. Allrecipes.com is my cooking bible -- I turn to it whenever I'm in need of a fantastic recipe. And that's where this one came from. The actual recipe is called "Ninety Minute Cinnamon Rolls."

  • 3/4 cup milk (I used Soy and they were fine)
  • 1/4 cup margarine, softened (butter worked perfectly for us)
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 (.25 ounce) package instant yeast
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup margarine, softened (Again, butter is fine)
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)

1. Heat the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from heat. Mix in margarine; stir until melted. Let cool until lukewarm.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 1/4 cup flour, yeast, sugar and salt; mix well. Add water, egg and the milk mixture; beat well. Add the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring well after each addition. When the dough has just pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, about 5 minutes.

3. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let rest for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, cinnamon, softened margarine.

4. Roll out dough into a 12x9 inch rectangle. Spread dough with margarine/sugar mixture. Sprinkle with raisins if desired. Roll up dough and pinch seam to seal. Cut into 12 equal size rolls and place cut side up in 12 lightly greased muffin cups. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

5. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until browned. Remove from muffin cups to cool. Serve warm.


Ally said...

dh would love these! Yum!

Karen Hu said...

Hi, Jamie

I just discovered your blog and love your recipes! They seem simple, yet tasty.
I also have a hungry man to feed...he is from the Midwest so he likes lots of meat, potatoes, and bread, which is different for me as I am a Southerner.

I;ll be back!

Best wishes,

Toothfairyrecipes said...

Cinnamon Buns look wonderful, I will try to make some this weekend, Your site looks good, thanks for sharing.
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