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|Time||Prep: 20 minutes
Cooking: 15-20 minutes
A cinnamon bun (or a cinnamon roll) is a type of pastry made with cinnamon, sugar and butter.
- 2 cups (480g) all-purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup (120g) shortening
- 3/4 cup (180ml) milk
- 3/4 cup (180g) brown sugar
- 1/4 cup (60g) white sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Cut-in shortening.
- Add the milk, stirring with a knife until the dough is soft and slightly sticky.
- Knead the dough until it "springs back" when you push your hand into it.
- Roll the dough into a 9" by 13" (23cm by 30cm) rectangle. Use a 9" by 13" (23cm by 30cm) baking pan as a mould for the size.
- Brush butter over the dough, leaving about 1/4" (0.75cm) around the edges clear.
- Combine brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon and salt. Sprinkle on buttered dough, leaving about 1/4" around the edges clear.
- Press the sugar mixture down. Roll the dough lengthwise, as tight as you can.
- Trim the edges, cut into eight pieces.
- Arrange the buns in a small pan, so that all the buns are touching. Bake at 425°F (210c) for 15-20 minutes.
- Combine icing sugar and liquid. Whisk together, spread on buns after they have cooled.