As a busy mom I do appreciate things that are "jiffy". Things like canned soup, KD, apple sauce, yogurt tubes, and juice boxes. Yes, even store-bought cookies and microwave popcorn are nice on occasion too. When you don't have all the time in the world....these things are helpful in a pinch.
That is what I think about cinnamon buns. I do like....um...love cinnamon buns.....but the time it takes to make them. They can be.....well.....not so....jiffy. This can be a problem for the mom who is running to skating, swimming, pre-school, play groups, pick up school kids, groceries, mail, clean,....ya...you get it...I bet you get it REALLY GOOD. I'm speakin' your language....:_
So there are these babies...A jiffy, biscuit-based cinnamon bun that really takes no time to make...OK...a bit of time....but it is so manageable. So next time you get a hankerin' for some cinnamon bun love.....try these....:)
Jiffy Cinnamon Buns
adapted from Company's Coming
What you NEED:
2 cups all purpose flour
2 TBSP granulated sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup cold butter or margarine
1 cup cold milk
for filling mixture:
1/3 cup butter or margarine softened
1 cup brown sugar, packed
3 tsp cinnamon
**if you like raisins or currants you can add 1/3 cup to the filling mixture..
What you DO:
1.In a large bowl combine, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in the first amount of butter until crumbly.
2. Add milk to bowl. Stir to form a soft dough. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead dough 8 - 10 times. Using a rolling pin, roll dough into a rectangle about 1 cm (1/3 inch) thick and 30 cm (12 inches) long.
Width will vary...no worries.
3. In a medium bowl cream second amount of butter, brown sugar and cinnamon together.
*** at this point I put muffin liners into a muffin tin. Its easier for me. You can just grease a muffin tin if ya like.
4. Place 1 tsp of filling mixture into bottom of each muffin liner or tin. Spread remaining mixture onto the dough rectangle. Sprinkle with the raisins or currants if you like these.
5. Roll dough up length ways like a jelly roll. Mark first with knife 12 even lines/spaces for the rolls. Cut. Place cut side down into muffin pan.
6. Bake in 400 degrees oven for 20 - 25 minutes.
7. Let cool 10 minutes in pan once removed from oven. Remove from muffin tins.
ENJOY!!!! with a coffee is really good.