With 2017, I wanted to challenge myself in the kitchen but at the same time I didn’t want to overburden myself which is why I decided on cinnamon buns. Most kids at one point grew up on the delightful world of Pillsbury which I still love but I figured why not try to make them from scratch. During the previous years, my new years eve tend to be uneventful (code: boring) especially after the holidays when I can definitely benefit from a quiet evening to recover.
Since I don’t own a dough mixer, I decided to go old school by kneading the dough by hand which is a great way to relieve stress. Dough kneading was just the beginning in my journey to baking the cinnamon buns as I had to wait for the dough to proof.
The next morning, the dough doubled in size and it was finally ready to be worked on. Making cinnamon buns took a bit of patience but its one of those attributes that I am constantly working on. Rolling out the dough and adding in the filling was actually the easiest part of the whole process because I have found that if you don’t proof the dough properly then the whole thing just go to waste.
Phew, after all these steps you would think that you can just pop them in the oven but the bread needed to go proofing one more time before it can fully be cooked.
Finally, the last step which is cream cheese icing which was not really done with much care because I was just really hungry….