Sunday, December 18, 2011

Pizza Dough Cinnamon Buns- A Cheating Girls Guide to Homemade Buns

I thought I would share my.."so easy..I had to have cheated" recipe for cinnamon rolls.  Within 5 minutes you can have a batch of these whipped up and in the oven....the scent wafting down the stairs on Christmas morning or Boxing Day brunch.  I'm not a big dough occasional bread, but really have no time for faffing around with a bread dough.  All you need for these is a fresh ready made pizza dough from your local grocery store. I think kids would love to help make fact Dad can get up early with the kids and get these started..

On a floured board or piece of parchment, stretch out your dough to about 18" long and 8" wide.  You can just stretch it or use a rolling pin. 

Spread the dough with a thick layer of soft salted butter (about 3-4 ounces).  Yes, they are loaded with fat and sugar...there's just no other way....

Sprinkle generously with brown sugar, cinnamon and walnuts, pecans, raisins, dried fruit or whatever strikes your fancy.

Roll the dough gently into a long thin roll.  Pinch the final edge shut to keep in the brown sugar.  Slice the roll into 1 1/2 inch slices and lay on a pan pre-greased with more butter.  Cinnamon buns need to be cozy to the one beside it, so let them touch gently to help them stay together and not spiral out of control. 

Leave to rise for about 1 hour at room temperature.  Bake for about 25 minutes until golden brown.  Drizzle a little white icing (icing sugar, milk and vanilla) over the top.  And that's it.  All you need is a lovely piping hot espresso and your a wonder woman. 


  1. Pizza dough is so versatile. Sweet pizza - now there's a thought...

  2. These look delicious!! YUMMMY!!

  3. Wow! You're full of great ideas.

  4. oh my gosh these look good! Sadly I have had to cut all sugar out of my diet and cut back on white flour so I'll just need to drool over your photos. Too bad I can't scratch and sniff my laptop :)


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