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Episode 506: Sister Act
Lisa's Cinnamon Buns
Give this Dish a Try!

Are you ready for the best cinnamon bun recipe ever? Well, it belongs to my sister Lisa, and she is happy to share it with all of you.

Ingredients - Yeast Dough:

  • 4½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 pkg. dry active yeast
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp. warm water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 7 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ cup butter
  • cinnamon
  • cranberries

Dough Method:

Dissolve 2 tsp. of sugar into 2 tbsp. of warm water. Stir in yeast and allow to stand for 5 minutes, or until yeast bubbles. Scald milk and add in 1/2 cup of unsalted butter. Remove from heat, allowing it to cool. Beat eggs and add 1 tsp. salt and 7 tbsp. sugar, and beat until light yellow in colour. Add cooled milk and butter mixture plus the yeast mixtures to the beaten eggs. Stir. Gradually add in flour (in half-cup increments) and knead for five minutes. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.

Ingredients - Pan Coating:

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup candied almonds
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (optional)

Coating Method:

Melt butter and honey and pour this mixture into baking pan making sure to cover the entire pan. Sprinkle crushed candies almonds and brown sugar (optional) on top.

Ingredients - Pan Coating:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (optional)
  • 6 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup candied almonds
  • 1/2 cup cranberries


Remove dough from fridge and roll out into a rectangle (*the longer you make the dough, the more cinnamon buns you will yield).

Melt another ½ cup butter, and pour onto dough.

Liberally sprinkle on brown sugar, cinnamon, almonds, and cranberries.

Cut into two separate parcels so you can make small cinnamon buns as well.

Roll parcels up lengthwise, then slice into pieces around ½ " thick.

Place the dough into the pan with the butter and honey mixture, cover with a kitchen cloth and allow to rise for 30 minutes in a warm place. Bake at 325º for about 20 minutes.

Remove from oven, place aluminum foil-lined cookie sheet on top, then flip over.

Use a spatula to clean up any sweet sauce that was left in the pan, and pour it onto your cinnamon buns.

Serve and enjoy!

There you have it: a really easy recipe, perfect for first thing in the morning, from my sister to you.