Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Honey Buns

   We do quite a bit of baking around here. Usually I try to make Monday our baking day. This is when we make bread, sweets and snacks for the week. But, I still find myself baking here and there throughout the week. I have a recipe that makes burger buns that can also be used for cinnamon rolls which are really good. I decided to make a few small changes and try to make honey buns with it. Yum! I hope you give this simple recipe a try. If you do, let me know what you think!

Hamburger Bun/Cinnamon Roll/ Honey Bun Recipe

• 4 to 5 cups of Flour
• 2 tablespoons of Yeast
• 1 cup of Milk
• 3/4 cup of Water
• 1/2 cup of Oil
• 3 tablespoons of Honey
• 1 teaspoon of Salt
Mix 2 cups of flour with 2 tablespoons of yeast. Heat the water, oil, milk, honey, and salt until very warm but not hot. Pour into flour mixture and beat well. Start adding the rest of the flour until dough is soft. Knead briefly then let rest for 10 minutes. For Hamburger buns roll out to 1/2 inch thickness on well floured surface. Cut out buns with large mason jar ring and let rise for half an hour on greased baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. For cinnamon rolls, roll dough out flat and brush on brown sugar/melted butter mixture which is 1 stick of butter and 1 cup of brown sugar. (For honey buns I used 1/2 cup of raw sugar and 1/2 a stick of butter.)  Sprinkle with cinnamon, roll dough to make a long "log" and slice. Place on a cookie sheet. Let rise for half an hour then bake at 400 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. For cinnamon rolls top with a powdered sugar glaze or cream cheese icing. Sprinkle with chopped pecans. For honey buns drizzle generously with honey and dust with powdered sugar. Enjoy!

Kneading dough is a great stress reliever for a housewife. Much better than choking your husband.

Using a string to slice your rolls/buns works very well and doesn't flatten your rolls/buns like a knife can. Just wrap the string around, cross the string, and pull.

The finished product. Yum! 

 Kind words are like honey-sweet to the soul and healing for the body. 
Proverbs 16:24