I recently moved to L.A. and if I am perfectly honest with you all, these buns are definitely among the top 5 reasons I decided to make the West Coast home! My sister bakes these buns every couple of months and they are incredible. It takes some effort, which is why I don’t actually make them myself but rather wait for my nephews to beg her for some and then grab one (ok, 3) for myself! Know that if you bake these, they will not last more than 10 minutes out of the oven. I am being completely serious, they are THAT good. Also, freeze some and send them my way. Again, totally serious.
The recipe makes 2 1/2 lbs dough and which makes about 30 buns.
Ingredients for Dough:
2/3 cup warm milk (I use soy milk to make it non dairy)
3 eggs room temperature
6 tablespoons margarine cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups bread flour
2/3 cup cornstarch
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
Ingredients for Filling:
Brown sugar 1/2 cup
Granulated sugar 1/4 cup
Cinnamon 2 1/2 tablespoons
Butter (I use margarine)melted 4 tablespoons.
If you are using a bread machine put it on the dough/pizza cycle, otherwise mix the ingredients in a mixer. After the dough rises, divide it into 2 pieces and roll it out into rectangle shapes. Then prepare the filling and spread out on the dough. Once the filling is on the dough, roll the dough into a jelly roll and cut into equal portions and lay them in a Pan and let then rise a second time for a little bit. Then bake on 350′ for about 20-25 min (be careful to watch them and take them out as soon as they look ready because they taste better slightly under baked!) While the buns are baking, prepare the I make confectionery sugar glaze. Follow the directions on the back of the confectionery sugar box which is margarine, confectionery sugar, soy milk and vanilla extract. To make the consistency thinner, add some water.
~ Recipe submitted by Nina Safar