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HOMEMADE HONEY BUNS

A favorite classic honeybun recipe with that famous glaze we all grew up loving.

Ingredients

For the Honey Buns

  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • 1 packet instant yeast
  • ⅓ cup butter, melted, cooled
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ tsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2-2½ cups vegetable oil, for frying

For The Icing

  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1¼ cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 tsp honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

For The Honey Buns

  • Using a stand mixer with a dough hook attachment, add flour, sugar and salt.
  • Heat milk in a microwave safe bowl for about 30 seconds until milk is 110°.
  • Next, add yeast, melted butter, egg and vanilla to warm milk. Whisk ingredients together until combined.
  • Pour wet ingredients into stand mixer and knead on medium for 10 minutes. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides to ensure all ingredients are mixed.
  • Grease a large bowl with oil.
  • Remove dough and form a ball. Place dough into prepared bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let dough rise for about 1½ hours or until it has doubled in size.
  • Press down the dough, with clean hands, then transfer to a lightly floured surface.
  • Press dough out into a rectangle. about 15 inches long and 8 inches wide.
  • Sprinkle dough with cinnamon and spread evenly over the top.
  • Start rolling the long side of the dough into a log shape, dip fingers in water and run wet fingers along the edge of the dough, pinching the seam to seal.
  • Once sealed, use unscented floss to cut the dough log into 1 inch size buns.
  • Place buns on a piece of wax paper and spray the top of the honey buns with a non stick cooking spray and lay a piece of plastic wrap over the top. Let the dough rise for 30 additional minutes leaving a little space between dough slices to allow dough to rise.
  • In a large pan, heat oil over medium heat.
  • Once oil is hot, place each bun, a couple at a time, in oil and fry each side until golden brown.
  • Remove honey buns from oil and place on paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
  • While buns are cooling, make the icing.

For The Icing

  • In a small bowl, add icing ingredients and mix well until icing becomes smooth.
  • Take warm buns and dip the tops into the icing.
  • Place iced honey buns on wax or parchment paper and allow icing to harden. Enjoy!

Notes

Recipe inspired and adapted from Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt

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