Right from our resident chef Amanda Gicharu-Kemoli’s kitchen, these buns are so good when eaten hot from the oven when they are still gooey and warm. Be warned though, they are highly addictive and you may eat quite a number in one go!
Yields 8 large or 12 medium buns
For the buns:
1 package dry yeast
1 cup warm milk
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1 tsp. salt
4 cups flour
For the filling:
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 ½ tablespoon cinnamon
1/3 cup Softened margarine
For the icing
8 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
To make buns:
1.Dissolve the yeast in the warm milk in a large bowl. Add sugar, margarine, salt, eggs and flour. Mix well.
2.Knead the dough into a large ball, using your hands dusted lightly with flour.
3.Put in a bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place about 1 hour or until the dough had doubled in size.
4.Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface, until it is approximately 21 inches long by 16 inches wide and 1/4-inch thick.
5.Preheat oven to 180°C.
To make filling:
1.Combine the brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
2.Spread the softened margarine over the surface of the dough, then sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon evenly over the surface. Working carefully from the long edge, roll the dough down to the bottom edge.
3.Cut the dough into 1 3/4-inch slices, and place in a lightly greased baking pan. 4. Bake for 10 minutes or until light golden brown.
To make icing:
1.While the rolls are baking, combine the icing and ingredients. Beat well with an electric mixer until fluffy.
2.When the rolls are done, spread generously with icing.
3.Serve straight from the oven.