Slow-Cooked Cinnamon Buns

Cook time

1½ to 2 hours

Serves

10-12

INGREDIENTS

  • Dough Ingredients:
  • ¾ cups milk
  • 2½ teaspoons yeast
  • ¼ cup, plus 1 teaspoon granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 and ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • Filling Ingredients:
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, soft and at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar

METHOD

  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
    Cook Time: 1½ to 2 hours
    Serves: 10-12
  • Dough
  • Step 1 Heat milk in a small saucepan over low heat, until lukewarm.
  • Step 2 Pour milk into a small bowl.
  • Step 2 Heat milk in a small saucepan over low heat, until lukewarm.
  • Step 3 Using a spoon or hand mixer, add the yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar.
  • Step 4 Cover bowl with towel and let stand for 10 minutes, until yeast is foamy.
  • Step 5 Combine the remaining sugar along with the salt, butter, egg and 2 cups of flour until well mixed and wet.
  • Step 6 Beating on low speed, continue to add in remaining flour until dough pulls away from sides of bowl.
  • Step 7 Transfer dough to floured surface and knead for 2 minutes.
  • Step 8 Let dough rest for 10 minutes.
  • Step 9 If making ahead, place dough in greased dish and cover with plastic wrap. Place in fridge overnight.
  • Filling
  • Step 1 Roll dough into a long rectangle, about 35 x 20 cms.
  • Step 2 Spread softened butter for filling on top.
  • Step 3 In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon.
  • Step 4 Sprinkle over butter.
  • Step 5 Tightly roll up rectangular dough.
  • Step 6 Slice into even pieces – recipe should make about 10 to 12 rolls.
  • Step 7 Place rolls in slow cooker.
  • Step 8 Cover and cook on high for 1½ to 2 hours, until fully cooked.
  • Step 9 As soon as rolls are finished, remove and frost with maple icing recipe below.
  • Step 10 For the best results, frost your cinnamon buns as soon as they are finished slow cooking.
  • Crock-Pot® Express Easy Release Multi-Cooker CPE210 Recipe

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