Cinnamon Bubble Buns

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Are you feeling neglected? I think my kitchenaid mixer is.  My blogging neglect had a good reason though…I promise. I kinda-sorta got the itch to redecorate my kitchen at the last minute.  My house has very little light (a constant headache in my photo taking world); add to the mix the dark colors that my walls were painted, and you get the idea – dark and gloomy. I wanted bright and cheery. I wanted wake-you-up-make-you-feel-good-put-a-sparkle-in–your-smile colors.

So I embarked on a journey.  A journey filled with numerous trips to the paint store, a selection of what I thought was the perfect color, and a realization that is was NOT the perfect color.

This led to another trip to the paint store, another paint color selection, and repainting the walls – again. Did I mention my husband had the patience of a saint? Smile

My kitchen walls are finally done, and I love the final color. Now we’re tackling the living room today.  Don’t worry – I picked up THREE paint sample jars to make sure we (when I say we, I really mean my husband) get the color right the first time.

To reward my husband for his patience and hard work, I made these Cinnamon Bubble Buns for him this morning. A miniature version of monkey bread, made in muffin tins.  They are delicious and just the right size. Smile

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(Prep: 1 hour 45 min; Bake: 20 min; Yield: 12 buns)

For the dough:
  • 1 package active dry yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 3 tbsl unsalted butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for kneading
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
For the cinnamon-sugar coating:
  • 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
For the vanilla glaze:
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
1. In a large mixing bowl, sprinkled the yeast over the water and let it stand until bubbly, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in the butter, sour cream, sugar, egg, and vanilla.

2. Beat in 2 cups of the flour, the salt, and the baking soda until combined.

3. Add the remaining 1/2 cup flour and continue mixing until a smooth, soft dough forms.

4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly flour surface (keep your mixing bowl handy) and knead it until smooth, about 3 minutes.  As you knead, add more flour if the dough is sticky, no more than 2 tbsp though. Place the dough back in the mixing bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let the dough rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

5. Lightly grease a 12-cup muffin pan, then flour the cups and tap out the excess.

6. In a small bowl, blend the sugar and cinnamon for the coating. Place the melted butter in a small dish and set aside.

7. Gently punch down the dough to deflate it. Form it into a long cylinder and divide it into 12 equal portions. Using kitchen scissors or a sharp knife, divide each of the 12 portions into 6 equal pieces, then roll each piece into a ball.

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8. To make a bun, dip six of the balls in melted butter (be generous with the butter), then roll them in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Arrange five of the balls in the bottom of a muffin cup. With your fingertip, make a small well and press the sixth ball in the center. Repeat with the remaining dough balls. Loosely cover the buns with plastic wrap and let them rise in a warm place until they’re puffy and double in size, about 40 minutes. Preheat oven to 350F.

9. Bake the buns on the center rack until golden, about 20-22 minutes. Transfer the pan to a wire rack placed over a sheet of waxed paper or aluminum foil to cool for about 5 minutes. Now tilt the pan and gently tap it on the counter to release the buns. If needed, you can use a knife to release them from the pan. Place the buns on the wire rack.

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10. In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the glaze and stir until smooth. If the glaze is too thick, you can thin it out by adding 1 tsp water at a time. Brush each bun with the glaze. Serve immediately or at room temperature.

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(adapted from Familiy Fun April 2011)

Eat and enjoy!  I’m off now to start painting the living room, oh yeah, and I’m going to buy my first sewing machine and attempt to tackle some kitchen window treatments…eeek Smile

Amber



77 comments:

Betty @ scrambled hen fruit said...

You are so industrious! My kitchen needs painting too, but it's going to wait for summer when I have more time. You're so lucky- I love freshly painted walls! Those cinnamon bubble buns are the perfect way to thank your hubby. They look delish! :)

Lizzy said...

What a lovely idea...bubble roll in individual servings. The sour cream added to the dough must make these nice and tender. Congrats on your updated kitchen...what color did you choose?

decocinasytacones said...

Wow!, they look lovely!, I have to try those, with your permission of course and if I do, I´ll mention your name in my blog. Good luck with your painting, whenever I paint something I have the ability to make a mess of it, so I gave up long ago.

Belinda @zomppa said...

Redecorating is always a fantastic excuse!! These look simply delightful.

A Thought For Food said...

There are few pastries that make me drool more than a cinnamon bun.

Can't get over the name of these... just hilarious.

Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie said...

If your looking for another kitchen to redecorate you're welcome to do mine! These looks lovely--I would love to have some tomorrow for breakfast :).

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

These are too cute! Wish I could try one. By the way, I love your background design, too!

C&C Cakery said...

I love these - especially the "pull-apart" factor. I could just picture putting a big plate of these out for brunch and have them absolutely picked over by noon. Lovely pictures! Thanks for sharing!

The Food Pusher said...

Whoa! Those look amazing! And I don't even like cinnamon rolls anymore. They are so cute!

christina b. said...

these look so yummy! curious though - is it 2/3 cup sour cream? i'm assuming yes :-) would love to make these tomorrow!

Sprinkled with Flour said...

Hi Christina! Yes, it is 2/3 cup of sour cream, thanks for spotting that for me:)

Kate@Diethood said...

If it wasn't close to midnight, I swear I'd put on the apron and start on these... wow... Amber you are amazing! I'm drooling over here... beautiful job, as always!

Kat @ Cupcake Kat said...

These are so cute. I love the name

Sandra said...

I was so sure that I left a comment before:)) I am getting too old :))
This look amazing, and photos are killer..they are making me so hungry right now for cinnamon buns..and I don't even like cinnamon that much :))) but they for sure look so so so tasty!

Everyday Emotion said...

very very like cinnamon :) I wanna breakfast now! Have a nice day!


www.everydayemotion.blogspot.com

Beth Michelle said...

I love these! They are beautiful and look super yummy!

Lora said...

What a great idea. They look scrumptious!

Kathy Mercure said...

OMG, I am soooo making these! Thanks for the idea!

Christie said...

Looks yummy!!

Alina---Explora Cuisine said...

OMG!!! This looks amazing, would go perfect with my coffee right now, thank God I have Cinnabon downstairs :))) Next time I'll make them myself!

Kimberly {YeP, they are all mine} said...

I would totally repaint to get better photos :-)

And those bubble buns? {I've been called that before!} They look SO GOOD.

Memória said...

These buns look delicious. I may have to try to get over my aversion to sour cream and make these.

P.S. You remind me of a famous Brazilian singer named Ana Carolina. She has reddish hair, but for some reason, I think of her when I see your photo. :)

Karen @ off the (meat)hook said...

These look great! Bookmarked. What color did you paint your kitchen?

All That's Left Are The Crumbs said...

These look wonderful and the name is just so much fun to say.

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

What fun little buns! This is a very clever (and delicious) idea. :)

the urban baker said...

this has my name written all over it! i cannot wait to try these!

Kathy - Cooking On the Side said...

How fun are these! I can't wait to try them, my husband and kids will love them.

Firefly said...

Yummy and adorable :)

katie said...

Pretty sure I'm making these today! Love!

Cuisine Paradise said...

These little buns look wonderful. Had already bookmark this :)

Annie's Dish said...

Congratulations on the refreshed kitchen and good luck on the living room! Those cinnamon bubble buns look like so much fun to eat!

Margaret Murphy Tripp said...

Wow-wow-wow, those look YUMMY!

Sprinkles of Parsley said...

Welcome back!! Happy your kitchen came out just the way you wanted! We (or should I say my husband) stripped down doing our laundry room this weekend... fun fun!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these cinnamon bubble buns... definitely making them for my husband to reward him for the sweat equity he's putting into our house too!! Thanks for the recipe :)

Wit,wok and wisdom said...

Hey that was lovely!I really like the idea of pressing down 6 small dough balls into one muffin tin holder and baking them together - looks just like a flower after being baked:)

I have an event running on my blog that deals with bread.I even have a lovely recipe of Monkey bread!So yours could be an innovative variation!

Do drop in sometime for a peek and link up if you so wish:)

Cheers,
Wit,wok&wisdom

jkfreese said...

These look so cute and yummy! I will definitely be trying them out.

http://kareninthekitchen.wordpress.com/

Marsha @ The Harried Cook said...

I made & posted about monkey bread muffins recently, but they don't look half as pretty as these! Wow! What pretty bubble buns! :)

Happy painting! :)

Linnea said...

How do you get them to stick together? I made them today and they were delicious, but as soon as I tried taking them out of the pan, they fell apart and now they're just little balls, yummy ones, but they don't look so pretty. How do you do it?

Kate said...

These are making my mouth watering as I am sitting at my desk at work - man o man - would love to have one of these at my desk right now. Thanks for posting!

MARARIA said...

They look delicious! I´ll definitely must do them.
thanks Amber for sharing.
Mararia from Madrid

Sprinkled with Flour said...

Hi Linnea,
Hmmm, I'm not sure what your problem may be. You do need to be generous with the butter when dipping the dough balls, maybe that would help them stick together better:) Make sure the dough balls fit closly together in the pan too, and press them together a little if needed. I hope this helps. At least they tasted good for you though! :)

Linnea said...

I'll use more butter next time then :) Thank you!

So Domesticated said...

Such an adorable blog... found you off of Tasty Kitchen... one of your newest followers!

Hovkonditorn said...

Looks so delicious!

Kim - Liv Life said...

My family will love these!! This is one of those weekend treats that we all look forward to during our busy days at school and work.
I SO get it with the paint!!! I'm not very good a putting the colors together or simply choosing one in general. We painted my daughter's room when she was little and she wanted bright pink. We didn't want to go too pink, so we didn't choose the brightest one. However!! After purchasing a couple of gallons, having my husband cut in the corners and get one wall painted, the pepto bismol pink on the walls was blinding. Back to the store for something softer. Luckily we hit it right that time. Can't wait to see pics of your new wall colors!
AND, btw... congrats on that fabulous top 9!

cajunlicious said...

This looks so good! Buzzed you and am a new follower!
- Jessica @
http://cajunlicious.blogspot.com

Maria said...

Wow, these look delicious. Love your photos too!

Lauren said...

My mouth is watering. I love Cinnamon... It's probably my favorite spice. Great job!

grace said...

in addition to giving one the excuse to say 'bubble buns,' these are awesome for many other reasons. most importantly, cinnamon is oh-so-prevalent and that's hard to beat! :)

lisaiscooking said...

I love the mini monkey bread, bubble shape of them! And, they look delicious with the vanilla glaze.

Kenni said...

These look yummy and I like the unusual shape, it's a nice change from regular cinnamon buns.

danasfoodforthought said...

These look so good! I bet your husband was happy to paint whatever you wanted after a few of these!

Emily Malloy said...

ADORABLE!!!!!

Danielle said...

I'm new to your blog but I had to stop in and say how yummy these muffins looked. There's so much yummy goodness in each bite! I'm a new follower for sure (:

Magic of Spice said...

Congratulations on your kitchen re-do :) These look delicious, and so pretty!

Aroma y Cocina said...

THey look great! and the taste has to be amazing! Impatient to try them!
Thanks
Begoña

baking.serendipity said...

These look awesome! Monkey bread is one of my favorites, and I love the mini-version...though I'm sure I couldn't eat just one :) Good luck with the painting! I love home improvement projects...the new room that follows always makes me feel good about my work :)

Monet said...

What a wonderful reward! I would paint your kitchen any day of the week :-) Thank you for sharing with me tonight, my sweet friend. I hope that you have a wonderful week full of laughter, love and good food. As always, I'm leaving tonight feeling inspired by your creativity and kindness.

Cake Duchess said...

Amber-Thess look so so good!!! I have to make these with the kids when I'm back to baking, how fun that you changed the kitchen. Will you make some window treatments for me too?;) Thank you for all your support and kindness these weeks.:)

Joy said...

That looks wonderful.

Inga´s Haven said...

yumm - tried your recipe :D

http://ingashaven.blogspot.com/2011/04/puffin-muffin-cinnamon-bun.html

Natalie said...

I can relate--we just moved and repainted the WHOLE house before moving in...the kitchen was dark and gloomy as well but better paint and hardware on the cabinets have made it a whole new room! :)

These look SO good---can't wait to try sometime soon!

Evan @swEEts said...

These sound like the perfect reward for some trips to the paint shop.. Quite delicious in fact!

Tara said...

Made these for breakfast today and they were wonderful! Though I'm very partial to cinnamon :)

Jenny @ Savour the Senses said...

These are so cute. What a unique idea, love it! They look delicious! =)

Nicole said...

This recipe reminded me why I love baking bread...working with yeast, rolling each "bun"...it's absolutely therapeutic & these Bubble Buns tasted delicious! I LOVE the cinnamon sugar goodness & being able to slowly nibble each section slowly to savor it!

Vicki said...

These look amazing! I'm having company over on the weekend so I'm going to give these a try. Two quick questions - can the dough be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge until the morning of? And can I substitute instant yeast for the active dry yeast?

TIA :)

Sprinkled with Flour said...

Hi Vicky! I haven't tried making these the night before, but I'm sure it would work like any other overnight roll method. I would try making them up to the point they are assembled in the muffin pan. Then put them (covered) in the fridge overnight. Pull them out the next morning and let come to room temperature (or mostly), then bake as normal. Instant yeast has different rising times, so I couldn't say how this would affect the recipe. It would be trial and error :) Hope this helps!

Amber
Sprinkled With Flour

Kate said...

These look soo yummy! Do you think it would work to bake as normal but then freeze them for those mornings when we need to grab something quick?

Sprinkled with Flour said...

Hi Kate! I haven't tried freezing these. But I don't see why you couldn't. They may loose a little moisture, but they should still be yummy. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great recipe. I just made them and my husband and I had some with coffee, very delicious and such a light dough.
Sandy

Michelle said...

I just started following your blog and found this recipe today. YUM! I'm off to make them right now. I have been on a homemade bread making kick lately and these will surely fit right in. If you get a minute please check out my blog. Have a great day. Michelle

Debbie said...

oh my - these are really delicious!! Will definitely be making these again!

Jacquelyn said...

Saw this on pinterest and had to stop by your blog and comment. These are just about the cutest things I have ever seen. My kids would be so happy if I whipped these up for them. I can't wait to check out your other recipes!

Macaroni and Cheesecake said...

I made these over the weekend and they turned out fantastic!! I ended up doubling the cinnamon sugar coating and I loved them! The texture of the dough was perfect and they were delicious!

Sprinkled with Flour said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed these! It's always great to hear that people tried and liked a recipe. :)

Anonymous said...

Made these today, except in the traditional cinnamon roll way. The dough was so silky and the rolls were the fluffiest I have ever made. I much prefer them without glaze but they are yum. I can't wait to try other variations besides cinnamon. Thanks for the recipe.

Angie Barrett said...

I made these this morning. THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing such a great recipe. My 4 year old LOVED helping. They are delicious.




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