Sunday, April 3, 2011

Cinnamon Bubble Buns

Or "Cinnamon Surprise" as Jarom keeps calling them.
Yesterday for Breakfast, or lets face it, I didn't get up in time to make them for breakfast so they were more like a lunch treat. I made these Delicious Cinnamon Bubble Buns! I found the recipe in a magazine and had to try them! They are SO tasty and I love the name! hee hee (they don't make you have bubble buns, so don't be afraid to try them! In fact, they don't have ANY fat or calories or sugar or ANYTHING that's bad for you! Or at least that's what I tell myself) Here's the Recipe

Sour Cream Yeast Dough :

2-1/4 teaspoons (1 envelope) active dry yeast

1/4 cup warm water 100-110 degrees

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled

2/3 cup sour cream

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 large egg

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus 1 to 2 tablespoons for kneading, if necessary

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Cinnamon-Sugar Coating:

2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

4 tablespoons butter, melted

Translucent Vanilla Glaze:

1-1/4 cups powdered sugar

1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

1 tablespoon milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

To make the dough: Combine the yeast with the water in the bowl of a stand mixer. Set aside until foamy, about 5 to 10 minutes. Add the butter, sour cream, sugar, egg, and vanilla and stir to combine with a rubber spatula. Fit the mixer with the paddle attachment, twist on the bowl with the yeast mixture, and add 2 cups of the flour, salt, and baking soda. Mix on medium-low until incorporated. Add the remaining 1/2 cup flour and beat until the dough is soft and smooth.

Knead the dough on a floured surface until it is no longer sticky (you may need to add 1 to 2 tablespoons more flour), about 3 minutes. Place it back in the mixing bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm spot for about an hour, until doubled in size.

Put a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees. Spray and flour a standard 12-cup muffin tin.

To make the topping: In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar and cinnamon. Place the melted butter in a small dish nearby.

To shape: Punch down the dough, then form it into a long cylinder. Divide it into 12 equal portions, each one weighing 1-3/4 ounces. Divide each of the 12 portions (I use a bench scraper) into sixths, and roll each little piece into a ball. Roll the balls first in the butter, then in the cinnamon-sugar. Place in the muffin cups. Repeat, placing all 6 balls in the same muffin cup, roughly 5 on the perimeter and 1 in the center, but I found that being particular with the placement wasn't really necessary.

Repeat with the remaining 11 dough portions. When you're done, each muffin cup will be filled with 6 little cinnamon/sugar/butter coated balls, or "bubbles."

Cover the muffin tin with plastic and let rise for about 40 minutes, or until doubled in size.

Bake for 20 to 22 minutes, or until golden. Let cool for a few minutes, then remove the buns with the aid of a spoon or a thin knife blade. Place on a wire rack.

To make the glaze: Stir the sugar, butter, milk, and vanilla in a small bowl until smooth. Add a drop or two of water if necessary. Use a pastry brush to coat each bun with glaze, or just drizzle it with a spoon (as I did).

We have really been enjoying this Conference weekend! Relaxing at home, listening to awesome talks and wonderful music! There really is nothing like it. In the past, we have gotten tickets from our parents (Because they don't really offer them here in Utah) but we forgot this year sowe have really enjoyed staying home and watching it.

Today for the Afternoon session we are having Joanna, Cody and Justin over to watch conference and eat some delicious food and play some games afterwards. Should be fun!
Happy Conference watching!
Oh yeah, this morning we woke up to this.....


LeAnn said...

Those look delish!! The snow looks beautiful too--but it IS time fpr SPRING! Love you!

Danielle said...

Those look delicious! When you said they had no sugar calories or anything bad...i was like..uhh what?! haha then I read on. Snow- YECK! When is spring ever going to come for reals???!?!

Courtenay Beth said...

Okay, I finally read this...bubble I'm craving cinnamon rolls! Mmmmm....welp, thanks alot. J/K, good job, love you!


OK- soI just got your comment. I didn't want to say this, because I felt stupid saying it, especially since you just had twins and I figured you'd roll your eyes at me, but I kind of wondered if maybe I am having twins! Because I popped out really fast! And I'm only like 13 wks along. Well, we'll find out- I'm going in this Thursday for my 1st apt, I'm so excited!!!!!!!!! love you! it wwas fun getting yoru comment! It will be fun if we have the same due date!