I LOVE bread. All forms of bread. Rolls, buns, loaves, I don’t care what shape it comes in, bread is amazing. I refuse to not eat bread. I may turn out to be the fattest person in America sure, but I will always eat bread. I don’t know what kind it is, maybe pumpernickle? But the bread that they bring out to your table at Outback Steakhouse is the BEST. Hands down, no arguments, case closed. That shit is amaaazing!
Anyway, I recently picked up a magazine called Where Women Cook, put together by Jo Packham. You can find Where Women Cook along with Where Women Create, Where Women Work and What Women Create here. Such a fabulous, inspiring publication!
I wasn’t looking for anything in particular when I took my magazine off the shelf today. Just something delicious! After thumbing through the mouth-watering, vibrant pages, I turned back to the first one and settled on that. The section of the magazine is called “From My Kitchen Table” and the recipe is from Jo Packham herself! (She titles the recipe Cinnamon Surprise Buns with Streusel Topping) I say Cinnamon Stuffed buns, but same thing! 🙂
So I got to work, and soon my kitchen although I had turned it into quite a mess on accident, (oops! Flour EVERYWHERE, overturned the bag, so I had to pause and clean that up) but once I got going, the whole house smelled like cinnamon! I brewed a pot of coffee while I was waiting for these delights to bake, and it was like I was in my very own private coffee shop! (If only lol)
You guys, these are perfect anytime, but I just had one with a cup of coffee and it was HEAVEN. I swear. Perfect Monday morning breakfast. Or any day of the week for that matter!
Below is What You Need, and the How To. Any questions feel free to leave a comment or a message! Happy Baking!
CINNAMON STUFFED BUNS (CINNAMON SURPRISE BUNS WITH STREUSEL TOPPING)
Recipe Created By: Jo Packham; Learn about Jo here
For the filling:
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
1 Tbsp Cinnamon
2 tsp melted Butter, unsalted
For the Bun Dough:
1 cup warm water
2 packages of active-dry yeast
1 tsp sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup white, granulated sugar
1 tsp salt (I did not use salt)
4 cups all purpose flour
For the Streusel Topping:
1/4 cup flour
2 Tbsp brown sugar
2 Tbsp Butter, unsalted, cold
1/4 tsp cinnamon
**Note: For my Streusel Topping, I changed it up a bit and made it into more of a glaze. For a Streusel glaze, I used 4 Tbsp of flour, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 3 Tbsp melted butter, 1 tsp cinnamon. Either topping tastes great, or get creative and make one up yourself!**
HOW TO MAKE THE BUNS:
- To make the filling, mix the brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter together in a bowl. Set that aside.
- Get a large bowl. Combine the warm water and yeast packets, and 1 tsp of sugar. Set the bowl aside for about 5 minutes so the yeast can bloom.
- In a seperate bowl, mix the butter, sugar, eggs, and salt(if using) together. **Note:Jo’s recipe calls for the use of a mixer with a dough hook. I am not blessed enough to have such a luxury, and I so I mixed this with just a wooden spoon, and it came out just fine! So if you don’t have a mixer, not to worry! You can still make these delicious treats!**
- Add the yeast mixture to the butter mixture and stir until just combined.
- Now, add the flour 1 cup at a time. Mix the dough between each cup. Once you’ve added enough flour, the dough should start to pull away from the bowl.
- Take the dough out of the bowl and knead it on a lightly floured surface for about a minute.
- Grease a 13 x 9 inch baking pan with some baking spray.
- Next, divide your dough into 24 balls. Stuff each dough ball with about 1 tsp of the cinnamon filling, and then place them in your baking pan. (The rolls can touch, it’s fine)
- Cover your baking pan with plastic wrap and let the rolls rise for 1 hour. Preheat your oven to 375°F
Streusel Topping: Jo’s Version
- Combine flour, brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon in a food processor until crumbly. Sprinkle the tops of your buns with the streusel topping.
Streusel Glaze:My Version
- Combine your dry ingredients while the butter melts. (About 10 seconds in the microwave)
- Add butter to dry ingredients, mix until combined. Spread over the tops of your buns before baking.
**BAKE THE ROLLS FOR 15-18 MINUTES at 375°F IN YOUR OVEN. I have a slightly lower temperature on my oven, so my rolls took the total 18 minutes to bake**