Quick Cinnamon Buns
For the filling:
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter, melted and cooled
For the dough:
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1¼ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1¼ cups buttermilk
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (divided), melted and cooled
For the icing:
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk, milk, or heavy cream
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a 9-inch round cake pan with non-stick cooking spray.
To make your filling:
  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a small bowl. Add the melted butter and toss with fork until it looks like wet sand. Set aside.
To make your dough:
  1. Whisk together dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add 2 tablespoons melted butter to the buttermilk and whisk to combine. Add milk mixture to the flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until the liquid is absorbed. Your dough will look a little shaggy--this is okay. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface and knead until the dough becomes smooth. This took about 10 kneads for me.
  2. Using your hands, pat the dough into a 12 x 9 rectangle. Brush with 2 tablespoons of the melted butter, then sprinkle the filling mixture on top, leaving ½-inch border around the edges. Press the filling down lightly so it will stick to your dough.
  3. Starting with the long side of your dough, roll dough to form a tight cylinder. Pinch the edge to seal. Using a sharp knife or dental floss, cut the dough into 8 equal segments. Slightly flatten each bun to seal your open edges and keep your filling inside. Put one roll in the center of a 9-inch cake pan. Place the remaining 7 buns around the perimeter of the pan. Brush the tops with the remaining 2 tablespoons melted butter.
  4. Bake until the edges of the buns are golden brown, 23 to 25 minutes. If desired, remove buns from pan to a wire rack. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before icing.
To make the icing:
  1. Whisk cream cheese and buttermilk/milk/cream together in a medium bowl. Whisk in powdered sugar until mixture is smooth. Spoon glaze over buns, and try not to eat them all.
recipe from Cook's Illustrated
Recipe by Kitchen Meets Girl at https://kitchenmeetsgirl.com/quick-cinnamon-buns/