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Warm Up With Homemade Buns

Cold weather always makes me want to bake — just to heat up the house and our hearts with the warmth of home baking. These recipes are family favourites.

CINNAMON BUNS

1 c. lukewarm water

2 tbsp. yeast

1 tbsp. sugar

Mix and let stand a few minutes. Beat and add to yeast mixture:

3 eggs

2 c. milk (scalded and cooled)

2/3 c. canola oil

3/4 c. granulated sugar

1 tsp. salt Add:

Enough white flour to make a sticky dough. (7 to 8 c.)

Let rise twice. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface into a 9×12-inch rectangle. Spread with margarine, brown sugar and cinnamon to taste. Roll up like a jelly roll starting at the longer side. Cut into 1-inch slices. Combine 1/4 cup butter OR margarine melted and 1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar into the bottom of a 9×12 pan. Place slices, cut side down, in the pan. Cover and let rise about 1/2 hour. Bake in a preheated 375F oven for approximately 20 to 25 minutes. Enjoy!

TWO-HOUR BUNS

Sometimes, I cut this recipe in half and mix it in my bread maker.

3 c. lukewarm water

1/2 c. sugar

1/4 c. oil

1 tsp. salt

2 tbsp. Fermipan yeast

2 eggs beaten

1/2 c. ground flaxseed

Flour to make a stiff dough (approx. 7-1/2 c. — either all whole wheat OR half white)

Mix together and let rise one hour, punching down every 15 minutes. Put into pans. Let rise one more hour. Bake at 375F for 25 minutes.

Anne Riess writes from Unity, Saskatchewan

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