Sunday, July 19, 2015

Cinnamon Buns

The second week of the house redo is over and everything is now on hold. The window specialists 'forgot' to inspect the tracks on the windows and when they tried to install them, they wouldn't work.  All new tracks and hardware are now ordered but no one knows when they will arrive and all the scaffolding has been removed, not a good sign.  SIGH! This is why people hate projects like this.  How someone can be in the window business and not know the steps to take before installation is beyond me.  And this is all done under the watch of the best general contractor in my area.  When you do these projects, you really have to be prepared to be your own general contractor even when having hired one.  The only role that I see these guys play is that they produce the workers but they really don't oversee the project.  Oh, they do send you the bills though. Anyway, I made the workers cinnamon buns on Friday. 
1 cup very warm milk
2 eggs
1/3 cup butter(melted)
4 ½ cups bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup white sugar
  2-1/2 tsp. rapid rise yeast

Mix and knead until you have a smooth ball of dough.  Place it in a buttered bowl, cover it and let it rise until doubled.
   


 Roll it out into a large rectangle on a floured surface.


Filling:

1 cup brown sugar
2 ½ tablespoons ground cinnamon
1/3 cup butter-softened
Mix this together and spread it on the rolled out dough.


 Roll the dough into a log.  Cut it into 12 pieces and place them in a buttered 9 X 13 pan.  Cover and let rise for about 30 minutes.  Sorry, I forgot some pics. Bake in a 375 degree over for about 40 minutes.


Frosting:

3 ounces of cream cheese(softened)
¼ cup butter(softened)
1 ½ cups powdered sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
Beat this until fluffy and spread on top  of the warm buns.

The workmen were thrilled.

While they work on my back porch, Teddy lays right here watching for them to show an elbow or head behind the covered ladder I've placed there to block her view. Then she barks like crazy at them until the body part disappears again.  What a pup.

8 comments:

laurie said...

every dog needs a mission in life and hers is to protect you at all times,, lol,
beautiful buns!!!!
They would go great with my tea right now!

Leeanna said...

That sweet baby girl is just protecting what's hers. She has to have a hobby too.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

If your cinnamon buns don't make them hurry back, I don't know what will.

thecottagebythecranelakethree said...

It's the same all over the world it seems :-) It doesn't work any better here, I know because I work in a place where they make windows :-)

Cinnamon buns are always right! I feel like I want something sweet for my tea but I think I'll kake it easy onb me and just make some shortbread cookies :-)

You know that no one will ever get in to Your house without Teddy warning and most probably bite the intruder :-)

Have a great day!

SantasHauntedB said...

I had Hansons install 24 something windows in our old 1900s house right after we moved in four years ago. Not only were they liars (they told me if we had ANY problems whatsoever that they gave us the "Big Bosses" phone number to call.-No one ever answered or called us from this number.) But they caused $2200 dollars worth of damage! And they forgot to caulk a few windows, which my husband ended up doing later. It's a major pain getting huge work loads done - just like you said. We also had doors installed through them. That's where they did damage. They sent guys who didn't know what they hell they were doing. We got another contractor to give us the estimate for the damage and we sent Hanson's the bill. They gave us the money back for the damage. And sent a few more competent guys out to redo our doors. But yea, it was a mess. Oh, and they gave us the "contractor's famous line" of TWO WEEKS. It took like 2 months! I wish you the very best! Sending you positive vibes!

Craig said...

A lot for poor Teddy to deal with. Yum those buns sound evil!

Guillaume said...

Never been much in cinnamon buns, but these look nice.

TARYTERRE said...

I can smell those. I can taste them. Sheer heaven on a plate. Hope the workers finish soon. You and Teddy need the house back.