cinnamon buns from strouds?
First let me say that Strouds is probably one of my favorite restaurants EVER and my favorite part of the oh so bad for me meal is these delicious cinnamon buns.
Oddly enough in my small hometown the lunch ladies baked homeade rolls for us kiddies and every once in a while they would make a very similar cinnamon bun.
It is not exactly the Strouds recipe --the bread part tastes different some how but it is very close and still delicious.
Stroud's Cinnamon Buns
For the dough I use my cinnamon roll dough recipe. If you already have a dough recipe that you like or if you want to use the dough cycle on a bread machine they would probably work with equal success.
1 C. Warm Milk
2 Tbsp. Margarine or Butter
1 tsp. Salt
1/4 C. Sugar
1/4 C. warm water
1 T. active dry yeast
Bread Flour --about 5 cups (this is an estimate)
First mix the 1/4 C. warm water and yeast with about 1 Tbsp of sugar. This gets the yeast started so that it does it's job later. Let it set in a small bowl. Now in a larger bowl mix the milk, butter, salt, sugar, egg. Add the yeast mixture and slowly begin to add the flour about 1 cup at a time. Depending on the type of bread flour you use it will absorb the liquid a different rates so I can't give you an exact amount. Begin mixing with a spoon and then when it gets stiffer use your hands to kneed more flour into the sticky dough. When the dough is firm, dry and bounces back when you poke it. it is ready to rise. Put it in a greased bowl and cover with a towel. Put bowl in a warm place--like next to your warm oven. Let rise until double. punch down and let rise until double again.
Now for the cinnamon coating
Mix 2 Cups of Sugar
1 Tbsp of Cinnamon
Melt 1/4 Cup of Butter
Divide the dough into 12 roll shaped pieces. Roll the rolls in butter and then into the cinnamon sugar and place in a greased 9 x 12 baking pan. Let rise one more time until doubled in size and bake for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees.