Cinnamon Buns - Peter Reinhart

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Before going on vacation I baked some amazing, delicious cinnamon buns. This is part of the Bread Baker's Apprentice Challenge. The buns are prepared in 1 day. I suggest that you start in the morning if you want to eat your buns at Dinner time for dessert. They were so easy to make and much cheaper than the buns at my grocery store, they are selling them at $4.99 for 4. Mine looked much better and were freshly baked. In Reinhart's recipe you can make either the cinnamon buns or the sticky buns. Next time I may try half and half. Those sticky buns look really yummy too.

If you want to read more about the Bread Baker's Apprentice Challenge visit Pinch my Salt blog for more details. You can join the fun at any time and bake beautiful breads with us. We are baking all the recipes from Peter Reinhart's book.

Here are more pics for the cinnamon buns:

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Cream the sugar, sald and shortening together and adding some lemon zest for flavor.


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Add flour, water & yeast.


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Mix well until the dough forms a ball. Ferment at room temp for 2 hours.


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After fermentation roll the dough in a rectangle and add cinnamon & sugar mix.


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Roll the dough into a cigar-shaped log and cut into 12 even pieces.


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Proof at room temperature for 75 to 90 min. before baking.


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After proofing they nearly doubled in size. They are now reading for baking. Preheat oven to 350F and bake for approx. 20-30 min. After you top your buns with a white fondant glaze.

54 comments

  1. Que tes buns sont jolies et appétissantes!!
    Que c'est désolant pour moi, je n'aime pas la cannelle:((

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  2. I have to make these again, because although mine were delicious they were not as pretty as yours!! Beautiful!

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  3. Wow! These look perfect! I will have to make then soon.

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  4. They look superb, make me want to try it too.

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  5. Delicious cinnamon rolls! Love eating them, especially with a glass of cold milk :)

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  6. I loooove cinnamon buns! Welcome back! Glad you had a great vacay.

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  7. I loooove cinnamon buns! Welcome back! Glad you had a great vacay.

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  8. They look fantastic! I love sticky baked goods ;-P!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  9. Elles sont vraiment appétissantes tes brioches! J'en prendrais bien une bouchée:))
    Bon retour de vacances!

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  10. Beautiful as always, Helene! Now you've got me craving for some cinnamon buns :P

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  11. Those are mouthwatering Cinnamon buns!!! I love that it has some sugar glaze on top...

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  12. I love cinnamon buns. Yours looks beautiful and tempting

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  13. Nice buns! :D They sound perfect for breakfast right now.

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  14. Stunning and perfect! I love homebaked cinnamon buns and wow these are so worth the effort of making them from scratch! Beautiful buns, beautiful job! Better go pull my Peter Reinhart off the shelf...

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  15. Gorgeous!!!! You did an amazing job, there is nothing like homemade cinnamon buns! Hmmmm now I wish I had some for breakfast!

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  16. I really wanted to make the sticky buns but then I realized I lack dang near everything for them.

    They were the best damn cinnamon rolls I have ever had.

    Nicely done!

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  17. cinnamon rolls are my favorite breakfast treat, hands down. good golly, yours look absolutely perfect, and although i try to save them for special occasions, i can tell i'm gonna have to have one (or twenty) soon. :)

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  18. Looking delicious! I've made cinnamon rolls one time. It was last Christmas to be exact. Maybe it will be a tradition for us...this year it will be these!

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  19. Yum! I have never made cinnamon rolls, but that photo if the dough coated in sugar and cinnamon is calling my name!

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  20. I've always wanted to make homemade cinnamon rolls. these look perfect! I want to give this a try!

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  21. These look fantastic, homemade ones are so wonderful! Cinnamon buns are always my favorite sweets!

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  22. Is there anything more wonderful than warm, homemade cinnamon buns? I think not ;) These look gorgeous!

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  23. I'm not a big fan of cinnamon rolls, but yours could quickly convert me - they look great!

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  24. Oooh Helene, these are wonderful! I'm supposed to avoid sugar for a few months (the horror!) so looking at these photos is the next best thing. Have a lovely vacation!

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  25. Thanks for the great comments. We had a great vacation, will talk about it soon.

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  26. These look incredible! I have to try this recipe. That book is still in my to-read stack, and I can't wait to get to it.

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  27. wow i shud try these some time sooner!! sure for breakfast!! thanx for sharing helen! :) hope you had a fun time during ye vacation!
    cheers!!

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  28. They look perfect! So delicious with the glaze!

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  29. Hope you had a great vacation, Helene.

    Your buns look fantastic! I adore cinnamon buns :-)

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  30. Welcome back! I love love cinnamon rolls - and always have one when in the States, I do not find them in France! But I am not sure I will make them - bceause O may eat them all!

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  31. Your cinnamon buns look delicious! I've wanted to try them for the longest time, but the recipes always make so many!!

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  32. OMG Helene they are gorgeous. So sticky and moist. I love cinnamon buns.

    Hope you had a great holiday :)

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  33. Mmm cinnamon buns are one of my all time favourite things! And these absolutely stole my heart. They're really gorgeous Helene! I've never made cinnamon rolls like this - where they're just put on a baking sheet. I must try it! I love the crispy edges.

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  34. Much cheaper AND better tasting. Yum!

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  35. Those are some looking cinnamon buns Helene. WOW...feel like grabbing one quick off the screen! Love the base you've pictured them on too. Beautiful! Am bookmarking them for when our weather becomes cooler...

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  36. I have made these three times, my sons cannot get enough of them.

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  37. Those look absolutely delicious. I didn't do the price comparison, so that's nice to hear! And, I have to say, yours look better than things I see in any store!

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  38. Argh the photos are so mouth watering! I'd made quite a few cinnamon buns in the past year, but never tire of looking at more pictures of them! :)

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  39. Wow, these look SO good! I still haven't made homemade cinnamon rolls and I really need to!

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  40. what a gorgeous blog! your pictures are fantastic. My boyfriend Hugh is recently obsessed with cinnamon rolls and these look fabulous...

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  41. Those are some of the most beautiful buns I have seen! :) I love the step by step photos - the light is gorgeous.

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  42. I'm in the process of making them and am now troubleshooting (I have the recipe from the book). My beautiful ball is not rising even though I followed the recipe to a "T". Did you have that problem? My ball of dough has been sitting over 3 hrs already. I've never had this problem with any bread or buns before so this is a first for me with this problem. I'm a bit concerned about going to the next step since I'm seeing no rising. Eeek.
    dianeschuller@gmail.com

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  43. I gave my dough a bit longer to rise and it finally did (rise). The recipe turned out fantatic!!

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  44. Will have to try and make these now that the weather has turned colder I'm in the mood for some!

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  45. I just LOVE the smell of cinnamon. I would love to make these. :)

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