The is a great basic bun recipe that will work well for cinnamon buns.
Yeast: water temp 110 - 115 F
- 1 cup water
- add 2tsp sugar
- 2T yeast
Warm in kettle (low heat or milk will scald)
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup margarine (to melt in warm milk)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 Tbsp salt (not heaped and not quite full)
If you are not using a machine - dump the dough out onto a greased surface and fold in over onto itself until is snaps from air bubbles in it. Put it in a greased bowl and cover for about 1 hour. Punch down, and form into buns or cinnamon buns.
If making cinnamon buns - spread dough out into a rectangle and butter it (just like toast) with 1/3 cup butter
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
- 1 cup raisins, soaked in a bowl of water (optional)
Bake 375 for 20 minutes for plain buns and 23 - 30 minutes for cinnamon buns. They should be golden brown.