Saturday, June 6, 2009

Leah's Cinnamon Buns

Last year my university went on strike (for the second year in a row!) So while I was on extended vacation from law school, waiting for the professors and the ministry of education to work things out, I decided to start a business. I had my own home bakery- people would place their orders during the week and I would bake challa bread, cookies, and cinnamon buns out of my kitchen on Friday.

The cinnamon buns were a smashing success, especially, to my dismay, amongst my guy friends who liked to call them Leah's buns (*cringe!). After going back to school I didn't have much time for my business, so I stopped- that didn't stop people from asking me to bring desserts for meals every weekend!

Either way, this is a fabulous recipe, and is always a hit.
  • 1 c. warm milk (I always use soymilk)
  • 2 eggs- room temp
  • 1/3 package margarine
  • 4 1/2 c flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • oil
  • cinnamon
  • brown sugar
Method: mix milk, eggs, and margarine together. Add the flour, salt, sugar, and yeast. Knead, and let rise until double, about one and a half hours. Roll out into a rectangle- spread a tablespoon or two of canola oil onto the dough. Sprinkle on a generous amount of brown sugar until the dough is covered in a layer of sugar, then sprinkle on cinnamon. Roll up jelly roll style, then cut the log into 1-2 inch cinnamon rolls. Place in a greased pan and let rise until double in size, about an hour. Bake at 350- for about twenty minutes.

Once cool, prepare icing:
melt three tablespoons of margarine, mix with 1 Tb. of hot watre, 1 tsp of vanilla and 1 cup of icing sugar- adjust icing sugar till drizzling consistency is reached. Drizzle over the cinnamon rolls, and ENJOY!!!!


  1. They are truly great BUT they are on the other side of the Atlantic.

  2. SuperSketchCondo123June 8, 2009 at 11:41 PM

    All i wanna know, is why have the Cinnamon Bun Extravaganza Reunions come to a grinding halt? popular demand dictates that they should be brought back (and preferably before 'certain' individuals pack out of a 'certain' community :)

  3. I love making cinnamon buns, but boy are you ever corageous to make them on demand (they are somewhat time consuming). Yours look wonderful!