One of the things I like about this recipe for Quick Rise Cinnamon Buns is that using the QuickRise Yeast (Rapid Rise) it takes less time to make these by about two hours! Using regular yeast, the dough is mixed then rises for about 1 1/2 or2 hours until the dough has doubled in size. Then the dough is shaped & has to rise again for about an hour before baking. Using Quick Rise Yeast the first rise is eliminated. The dough rests for 10 minutes after being kneaded then the dough is shaped & left to rise for an hour then baked.
I use the recipe that is online at Fleischmannsyeast.com. That recipe also includes a Cream Cheese Icing recipe which I do not use. My family does not really like thier cinnamon buns iced ( i do…) but I don’t ice them, Instead I butter the baking dish & sprinkle with some icing sugar & cinnamon so that one side of the buns are nice & sweet. I will add this to the recipe but if you like a cream cheese icing on your Cinnamon Buns go to this link to find it!
Cinnamon Buns are delicious & tender but I find that the next day they are not as soft so we like them warmed up in the microwave for a few seconds or split in half & toasted & then Murray likes to put butter on!
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Here is the recipe from Fleischmann’s.. the only thing I did differently was to put butter/sugar & cinnamon in the bottom of the baking dish!
Here is the recipe
4 1/2 to 4 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
4 1/2 tsp Fleischmann’s Rapid Rise Yeast ( 2 pkg)
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups of water
6 tbsp butter, cut the butter into small pieces about the size of a tablespoon
For the bottom the baking dish. There are no amounts here because you can just sprinkle on the brown sugar & cinnamon as much as you want. Spread a good amount of softener butter to nicely grease the bottom
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/4 cup of butter
you will need a 9 x 13 baking dish If you do not have one you can use 2 round cake pans or 2 square baking dishes. If you use two baking dishes you will put 6 buns into each
- In a bowl whisk the 2 cups of flour, sugar, yeast & salt together
- In a microwave safe bowl or measuring cup, heat up the water & butter for about 45 seconds. You only want this to be warm to the touch. If it is too hot it will kill the yeast. The butter might not melt completely so stir it around & it will melt more
- Pour the warm water/butter into the flour mixture. Using a wooden spoon or dough whisk, mix this.
- Now add another 2 cups of flout, mix. Add in another 1/2 cup flour. This will be thick & sticky at this point. You can put the dough onto a lightly floured work surface now & you will use your hands to continue mixing the dough. Add 1/4 cup of flour kneading the dough to mix the flour in. The recipe says to poke your finger into the dough now & if it sticks add some more flour. Be careful not to add too much flour or your dough will be tough. You want this dough to be smooth & slightly sticky. You can check to see if your dough is kneaded enough by doing a finger poke test. Poke the dough firmly & if the hole you made in the dough fills up fairly quickly your dough has been kneaded enough. If your dough is kneaded enough let it rest for 10 minutes after which time you will shape it
- While your dough is resting, prepare the pan & the filling. To prepare the pan, generously butter the bottom, sprinkle brown sugar & cinnamon all over the butter as evenly as you can. This will give your cinnamon buns a delicious top, you will turn them out after baking. To prepare the filling, mix the brown sugar & cinnamon together. The butter will be spread over the dough
- When the dough as rested for the 10 minutes, roll it out on a very lightly floured surface to a rectangle approx 10 x 15 inches . Spread the rolled dough with the softened butter, then sprinkle the sugar/cinnamon mixture evenly all over the dough. roll up tightly from the long side forming a log shape. Cut the log into pieces starting in the middle, then cut each of the two sides in half ( you will have 4 pieces now), Cut each of these pieces in thirds so that you have a total of 12 pieces of dough.
- Place the cut pieces of dough into the prepared baking dish. Cover with a clean dish towel & let rise in a warm place for an hour until they have doubled in size. They will fill up the whole baking dish
- About 15 minutes before the hour is up, preheat your oven to 350f
- When the dough is finished rising, bake in the preheated oven for approx 25-30 minutes until browned & cooked through. Remove from the oven & let sit for about 5 minutes, Line a baking sheet with some parchment paper & turn the cinnamon buns out so that the sugared side is up. Let cool