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Magic Buns

Servings: 12 Buns
Prep Time: 3 hrs
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 3 hrs 25 mins
Magic Buns: Buttery, flaky rolls covered full of cinnamon sugar. If a pie crust, and a cinnamon roll had a baby it would be these tasty bad boys! Disclosure: I was sent a free copy of this book.


  • <b> For the Dough </b>
  • 1 3/4 Cups Whole Milk
  • 2 1/4 Teaspoons Active Dry Yeast
  • 6 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 5 Tablespoons White Sugar, Plus More For Dusting
  • 2 Eggs
  • 4 Sticks Unsalted Buter, Plus 2 Tablespoons Melted
  • 2 Tablespoons 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt, Divided
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • <b> For the Filling </b>
  • 1 1/2 Cups Light Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Cinnamon
  • Zest of 1 Orange
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Triple Sec
  • Pinch of Salt, To Taste


  • <b> For the Dough </b>
  • In a large microwave safe bowl, heat milk. Stir in yeast. Allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in eggs, 2 tablespoons of sugar, and 3 cups of flour until just combined. Cover with plastic wrap or a kitchen towel, and set aside.
  • <b> For the Butter Mixture </b>
  • In a separate large bowl, combine butter, 1/2 cup of flour, and 1 teaspoon of salt until just combined. Place in plastic wrap, and form into an 8x8 inch square. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • <b> For the dough </b>
  • Return to yeast mixture. Add remaining 3 tablespoons sugar, 2 1/2 cups flour, 2 tablespoons salt, vanilla, and 2 tablespoons melted butter until well combined.
  • Knead on a floured surface for 5 minutes. Form into a square, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Then roll dough into a 20x20 inch square. Lay butter mixture into the center of the 20x20 inch square. Fold inward over butter. Press edges to seal, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Then roll out onto a lightly floured surface into a 10 x 20 inch rectangle. Fold into thirds like a business letter.
  • Rotate 1/4 of the way and continue rolling and folding.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes, then roll/fold dough twice more. Refrigerate for 30 more minutes.
  • Preheat over for 350 degrees F. Grease a muffin pan with butter, and dust with sugar.
  • <b> For the Filling </b>
  • In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, orange zest, triple sec, and salt.
  • On a lightly floured surface roll the dough out into a 15 x 20 inch rectangle. Evenly spread the filling mixture. Roll up into a 20 inch long tube.
  • Cut into 12 equal slices. Lay swirl side up in prepared muffin tin. Loosely covered with plastic wrap and rise for 30-40 minutes or until doubled in size.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Then immediately, roll in additional sugar. Serve immediately.
Course: Breakfast Roll
Cuisine: American
Author: Krystle
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