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Cinnamon Bun Recipe

Nothing says home like the scent of baking cinnamon buns wafting from the oven! Or maybe to some, the aroma says Cinnabon!

Anyway, who doesn't love these sticky, delicious treats?

Trivia: Wars have been fought over cinnamon. The spice was once used as a currency and is said to be an aphrodisiac. Wow! Proceed at your own risk and don't say I didn't warn you!

This recipe takes about ninety minutes.

Cinnamon Bun Recipe

3 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, divided
1 tbsp yeast, quick-rise
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 egg
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 tb cinnamon
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup raisins, optional

Set aside 1 cup flour. Mix remaining flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Heat milk, water and 1/4 cup butter to 105-115° F. Stir liquids into flour mix, stir to blend completely. Add the egg. Add enough of the reserved flour to make a soft dough that does not stick to the bowl. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead 5 times. Cover dough and let rest 10 minutes.

Mix brown sugar, cinnamon and butter together (amounts can be increased up to 1 1/2 times given for an extra sticky cinnamon bun recipe). Gently roll dough into a 12x9 rectangle. Spread with cinnamon mixture and sprinkle with raisins if desired.

Roll up from long side and pinch to seal the seam. Cut into 12 equal slices with a sharp knife. Place cut side up in greased muffin tins. Place muffin pan on a baking sheet on top of a large shallow pan half filled with boiling water. Cover dough and let rise for 20 minutes.

Bake this cinnamon bun recipe at 375 F. for 20 minutes or until browned. Remove from muffin tins immediately to cool. Serve warm!

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