Ultimate Cinnamon Buns
Ultimate cinnamon buns should be tender, gooey, and unapologetically large. Tragically, most recipes yield lean buns—and ultimate disappointment. We fix that.
Why This Recipe Works
A buttery, tender brioche dough proved to be the best base for rich Ultimate Cinnamon Buns. Adding cornstarch to all-purpose flour in the dough made the buns especially tender.
For big cinnamon flavor with no other distracting spices, we blended a good amount of cinnamon with brown sugar. To keep the filling from spilling out as we rolled the dough, we slathered softened butter all over the dough. Baked together, the butter and cinnamon sugar turned into a truly rich, gooey filling. Instead of the usual cream cheese and butter frosting, a thick glaze made with cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, and milk did the trick.
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