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Cinnamon Buns

  • Dissolve:
    • 2 pkgs. yeast in
    • 1 cup lukewarm milk
  • Stir in 1 cup bread flour.
  • Cover this sponge and let rise in a warm place until it is light - about 1/2 hour.
  • Beat until soft: 1 cup butter (or margarine)
  • Add 1/2 cup sugar gradually
  • Blend until light and creamy.
  • Beat in 3 eggs - one at a time
  • Add:
    • 1 tsp. salt
    • 1/2 tsp. lemon extract
    • 1/2 tsp. butter flavoring
  • Beat in the sponge
  • Beat in gradually 4 to 4 1/2 cups bread flour. Dough will be slightly sticky.
  • Cover and let rise in warm place until double in bulk - about 2 hours.
  • Divide dough in two equal lumps. Roll to 1/4 inch thick.
  • Spread each portion with approximately 1/2 of the following:
    • 1/2 cup margarine
    • 3/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • Chop 3/4 cup raisins and 3/4 cup pecans. Sprinkle 1/2 on each portion.
  • Roll the dough like a jelly roll.
  • Cut into approximately 1 inch slices.
  • Melt butter in baking dishes.
  • Place rolls in baking dishes,.
  • Let rise in warm place for 1/2 hour.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.