It’s baking season! For my debut this year I dusted off this dead easy cinnamon buns recipe. It’s easy because I get a little help with the dough from my freezer section of the grocery.
Easy Cinnamon Buns
1 loaf Frozen White Bread Dough (I like Rhodes brand)
1/4 cup Flour (For Rolling)
1/3 cup Softened Butter
1/2 cup Light Brown Sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons Ground Cinnamon
2 tablespoons Melted Butter.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Defrost frozen bread dough according to package directions.
Let dough rise until doubled in volume.
Roll out dough on a floured surface to about 6×14 rectangle.
Spread softened butter onto dough.
Sprinkle on brown sugar and then add cinnamon.
Now roll the dough and pinch closed at the seam.
With a sharp knife, slice the roll into roughly 1 inch pieces.
Place into a buttered muffin tin. Cover and set in a warm place for about 30 minutes or until doubled in volume.
Brush the rolls with the melted butter.
Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Meanwhile, prepare the frosting…
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For many, rituals represent a space in time carved out of our busy day just for us. It’s hard to do when so many need us and we’ve become accustomed to spreading ourselves thin. A little “me time.” It is, in my opinion, essential to staying healthy inside and out. For me, it’s my Sunday bath. Begun when my kids were very young it became 30 or so minutes in which I could reset and come back refreshed. If you don’t have a weekly ritual, try it! You’ll be better for it.