This is a throwback post published on March 5, 2011.
There are few things in this world I believe I do well. I’m no horn-tooter, but I can bake a pretty mean cinnamon bun.
On more than one occasion, people have requested the recipe, so I thought I’d share it here.
Hope you have a very sweet and cinnamony day!
Preheat oven to 425 F.
2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup milk
1/3 cup butter
3/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1 tbs cinnamon
Combine all ingredients for dough (except milk). Mix until a crumbly texture forms, then add the milk and knead.
Lay out dough on flat surface, and spread the filling mixture on top.
Roll up dough (the tighter you can roll it the cuter they end up looking, I find). Pop them into lightly greased muffin tins and bake for about 14-18 mins. I usually keep them in a bit less, but that’s personal preference.
And of course, icing is always good on top!
Icing: a random mix of butter, icing sugar and a very little bit of milk.
Sometimes I’ll use cream cheese with, or instead of, butter. They’re both very good.