TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)-- Throughout my childhood we didn't do much in the way of cooking traditions. My parents told us we could have whatever meal we wanted on Christmas eve; that normally ended up with my parents and I having lobster while my sister feasted on something other than seafood. At the time, it was more than OK, who would say no to lobster? Later in life, things changed in two ways. I met the woman who would eventually become my wife in college and she introduced me to her Christmas morning tradition -- homemade cinnamon buns. We've been together for over 10 years and whether we are together on Christmas morning or not we both make it a point to have them for breakfast.
Now, before you start to say "I just pop the store bought kind and they're just as good..." try this recipe and you'll never go back! Enjoy and have a great holiday season!
Step 1-Make Dough (You can also use frozen bread dough and let it raise overnight, but if you make your own dough, no raise time is needed.)
Mix the following ingredients together in large bowl.
2 ½ Cups Flour
2 Tbsp Sugar
1 ¼ Tsp baking powder
½ Tsp baking soda
½ Tsp Salt
1¼ Cups Buttermilk
6 Tbsp Melted Butter
Step 2- Roll out the bread dough into a large rectangle. Make sure you put a generous amount of flour down on wax paper, as well as on your hands, so the dough doesn’t stick.
Step 3-Brush melted butter over the dough and add cinnamon and sugar filling (cinnamon, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and cloves to taste) over the dough
Step 4- Roll the dough into a log sealing the edges and cut into 8 thin slices
Step 5- Place into round baking dish with one piece in the center, and the rest surrounding it
Step 6- Bake at 450 for 20 minutes
Step 7- Let cool
Step 8- Make glaze (Using electric mixer, blend together 1 Tbsp cream cheese, 3 Tbsp Milk, 3 Tbsp powdered sugar--change measurements for desired thickness)
Step 9- Drizzle glaze over the rolls
Step 10- Enjoy