To make the dough, in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the milk, sugar, butter, eggs, and yeast. Add
To make the filling, in a bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat together the brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon until combined, about 30 seconds.
Punch down the dough and turn out onto a floured work surface. Dust the top with flour. Roll out into a 16-by-14-inch (40-by-35-cm) rectangle, with a long side facing you. Spread the filling evenly over the dough, leaving a
To make the icing, sift the confectioners’ sugar into a bowl and add the cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and orange zest. Using an electric mixer, beat the mixture on low speed until crumbly. Gradually beat in enough of the milk to make a thick but pourable icing. Pour the icing over the warm rolls and spread using a metal icing spatula. Let cool for 15 minutes. Serve the buns warm or at room temperature.
These heavenly buns will transport most people back to a simpler time. Embrace nostalgia and serve Easy Eggs Benedict and Spiced Iced Coffee. Today—and all its worldly cares—doesn’t officially start until after you have enjoyed brunch.
Sprinkle ½ cup (3 oz/90 g) raisins, dried cranberries, dried cherries, or chopped toasted pecans over the cinnamon butter before rolling up the dough.
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