Recipe: Cynthia’s Christmas Cinnamon Buns

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Cynthia Uberty, Assistant Professor at the SLCC Culinary Arts Program, shares her family favorite recipe perfect for Christmas morning!

Cynthia`s Christmas Cinnamon Buns

Dough
1 cup warm water (100 degrees F)
1 1/2 tablespoons yeast
½ cup sugar
1/3 cup soft butter
1 cup warmed milk (110 degrees F)
3 eggs
1 ¼ teaspoons salt
7 cups flour

Christmas 2015/Chef Cynthia Uberty/Assistant Professor/Salt Lake Community College)
2 cups soft butter
3 cups brown sugar
3 ounces cinnamon
3 ounces chopped nuts (optional)

Cream Cheese Frosting
½ cup soft butter
4 ounces soft cream cheese
1 ¾ cups powdered sugar

Dough
1. Combine warm water, sugar and yeast and proof for 5 minutes
2. Heat milk and add soft butter to melt in warm milk, cool to 110 degrees
3. Add milk to yeast mixture, add eggs and salt and add to flour
4. Knead in mixer with dough hook until smooth and elastic
5. Spray a bowl with pan spray and place dough in bowl, cover with plastic
6. Proof in warm area until dough is double in bulk and springs back
Filling
1. In mixing bowl with paddle beat soft butter, brown sugar and
cinnamon until smooth

Frosting
1. Combine cream cheese, soft butter and powder sugar in mixing
Bowl, beat with paddle until frosting is smooth

Assemble
1. Roll dough to rectangle approximately 10'x15' or 1/8' thick
2. Spread filling onto dough with palette knife leaving a 1' strip at the top
clean, brush top 1' with egg wash (this will seal roll), sprinkle nuts if desired.
3. Begin rolling dough from bottom right up halfway. Continue rolling left
bottom of dough to meet right side. Continue rolling upward until a cylinder
or log is formed. Doing one side at a time helps keep log even
4. Divide dough evenly into desired amount of rolls
5. Place flat on parchment lined baking sheet, leaving some room between
rolls so they can rise. Cover with sprayed plastic and proof until rolls increase by
1/3 in size. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
6. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown 25-30 minutes
7. Remove from oven and cool slightly
8. Spread frosting on rolls while they are still warm
9. Serve and ENJOY!

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