While homebound (due to my accident), I decided to get back to my baking mode. I remembered I bought a couple of yeast packets, still stored in the cabinet. I was not brave enough to bake bread from scratch (I have tried before, but failed…) so I decided to bake something sweet with yeast, so what is better looking and a more appealing to your olfactory than cinnamon buns?
I think the only challenging part is the wait…waiting for the dough to rise in the bowl…and then waiting again for the dough to rise in the baking pan. But the efforts were all worthwhile. What came out looked quite amazing, if I say so myself. I did not add any nuts, raisins, or frosting, but by all means, go for one or ALL to your liking. Still got two more yeast packets, now what to do with those…
1/2 cup warm water
2 teaspoons sugar
1 packet of dry yeast
1 cup milk (I would suggest whole milk)
1/3 cup butter, cut into pieces
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white sugar
1 large egg (room temperature)
4 -5 cups white flour
1/2 cup soft butter
1 cup brown sugar
3 -4 teaspoons cinnamon
FINALLY! Let cool and enjoy! I could not wait and sliced a piece. Buttery…fluffy…cinnamony…a perfect fall plate.