I call them Cinnamon Rolls, Peter Reinhart calls them Cinnamon Buns. Whatever you call them, these things are delicious! These Cinnamon Buns are the eighth bread in The Bread Baker’s Apprentice Challenge!
What fun we’re having with this challenge! Unlike some of the other great baking groups out there, we aren’t all baking the exact same breads at the exact same time. But that’s what I’ve really grown to love about it! It’s wonderful to have support and advice from those who have baked the bread before you, and it’s equally nice to be cheered on by those you who are following along behind you.
Speaking of being behind, it might seem that I’ve fallen behind in the challenge since I actually made these cinnamon rolls a couple of weeks ago. But I’m further ahead in my bread baking than I am in my blogging and I plan on completing the tenth bread tomorrow! You’ll just have to excuse me as I rush you through two bread posts this week (you’ll be reading about the next bread tomorrow) so I can try to get back on my original BBA blogging schedule. I’ll try. We’ll see. Either way, I’ll be sharing the process of every single bread I bake regardless of whether it’s on time or not!
I’m going to try something a little different this week. Since the photos are self-explanatory, I’m going to let them stand on their own, without explanation. Let’s see if you can follow along!
I didn’t feel the need to offer explanations for the photos this time because I really didn’t have any problems at all with this formula! Everything worked perfectly. But there is something I would change next time. I wasn’t a huge fan of the White Fondant Glaze and think I would prefer a different type of icing. Next time I’ll try the Sticky Bun variation, or perhaps make a cream cheese glaze for the cinnamon buns.
For those of you who are participating in The BBA Challenge, here are some questions: How did you like the Cinnamon Buns? Did you make straight cinnamon buns or did you turn them into gooey sticky buns? Did you learn anything new while using this formula? Would you make them again?
And remember, if you wrote a blog post about your Cinnamon Buns, or have photos available online, please leave a comment and share your link!
The Next Bread
I’m not putting the cinnamon away quite yet, because the next bread is Cinnamon Raisin Walnut Bread! If you want to bake along, the instructions begin on page 147 of The Bread Baker’s Apprentice. The recipe is very straightforward and doesn’t require any extra special ingredients. It will make two loaves, so you’ll have an extra for the freezer or to give away to a lucky friend! We have the option of adding even more cinnamon flavor by turning them into cinnamon swirl loafs (you know I’ll be doing that)! Good luck and happy baking!
Want to Bake Along With Us?
There are several ways for you to join in the fun! First of all, you need a copy of Peter Reinhart’s The Bread Baker’s Apprentice. Read the first section of the book carefully, as this will prepare you for the bread recipes in the second section of the book. Then just jump in and bake some Anadama Bread! But first, please visit The BBA Challenge Page for more details on how to participate in the group!
If you haven’t already, you might want to bookmark the BBA Challenge Page. From there you can see which breads are coming up soon, find answers to Frequently Asked Questions, visit and/or add yourself to our World Map, see the BBA Challenge Blogroll, and check out the continually updated slideshow of BBA Bread photos from our ever-expanding group of bakers!
Cinnamon and Sticky Buns from other BBA Challenge members:
- Cinnamon Buns from Goth Panda
- Cinnamon Buns with Raisins from The Yumarama Bread Blog
- Sticky Buns with Chopped Macadamia Nuts from I Can Do That!
- Cinnamon Buns from Rise Medusa
- Cinnamon Buns from The Missing Piece
- Sticky Buns from Claudine on Flickr
- Cinnamon Twists from Something Shiny
- Cinnamon Buns from Round the Table
- Sticky buns from Tiramisu
- Cinnamon Buns from Culinary Disasters