Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Plump and sweet: homemade cinnamon buns

I’ve had some extra time this week and have put it toward catching up on some cooking “to dos” that have been languishing on my list. Among them, the Daring Bakers’ cinnamon buns have been calling out my name, begging for first dibs.

The Daring Bakers made cinnamon buns right before I joined and I regretted missing such a fun challenge. I’ve been known to get sucked in by the intoxicating aroma of cinnamon buns in many a Midwestern airport, and I figured it would be fun to be able to make such a winning treat from scratch.

I thought I would offer this up as a great Christmas day breakfast treat. It turns out they are very simple to make – just a bit time-consuming as the dough needs to rise and then proof for several hours. But the actual active time is minimal and the dough is made easily with a dough hook in a stand mixer.

The buns can be made into cinnamon buns or sticky buns with a change of glaze and topping. The dough, in either case, is identical. There’s nothing more fun than watching the buns grow in size and squish together on the baking sheet, promising a sweet-tooth satisfying, decadent cinnamon experience that can only be delivered by a cinnamon bun!

The recipe for both cinnamon and sticky buns can be found here, on Pip in the City's blog, the sponsor of the event.

On another note, I wanted to let you know that I am experimenting with selling selected images on ImageKind. You can purchase both prints (framed or unframed) and greeting cards on the site. Both would make a nice belated holiday gift for a cooking enthusiast. Hop on over and have a look - let me know what you think.


Anonymous said...

This is just beautiful. The blue seems so hopeful for midwinter! Bet they taste as good as they look!

Sha said...

Cinnamon buns remember me one year ago in the US... I have never try homemade ones. I have to! This one looks so good!

Peter G | Souvlaki For The Soul said...

Delightful and delicious! Nothing beats the fresh aroma of cinnamon cooking in the kitchen. As usual, beautifully captured!

Unknown said...

love the bun!! the icing sugar really gives a note on this one. plump and sweet hehehe

Rosemarie said...

I just found your blog when I was looking up zeppole and I really enjoy it. The Good Looking Blog awards are spot on, your photography is lovely --makes me want to eat everything you post (even the lamb, which I don't like). :)

Helene said...

Makes me wish for that challenge again!

sefa firdaus said...

Congrats Sabra for winning DMBLGIT. Your food photos are really amazing.

tartasacher said...

Hello Sabra:

Delicious recipe. Congratulations winner photographic event. Your foto is very, very wondefurl, also your all recipes.

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