Feeling in the mood to treat myself, I made cinnamon buns. I have to admit, at first I was a little nervous to make them from scratch especially because the prep time for the recipe I was using was about 2 and a half hours. In reality though, it was quite straight forward. The bulk of the preparation takes about half and hour and then mostly you just play the waiting game. You have to let the dough rise twice which is what takes the most time. I wish I was the kind of baker that could claim I make my own recipes but alas I always follow existing recipes almost to a fault. However, I will deviate from my usual recipe analness with this one. I used the cinnamon bun recipe from allrecipes.com. Next time I make this recipe I will make it a little bit more ooey and a lot more gooey. For the filling and the topping I would definitely double what the recipe calls for. As amazing as they turned out they were a little dry. Also another tip is that the recipe calls for you to wait at least an hour for the dough to rise but really the longer you wait the fluffier the dough so I actually waited two hours each time-it was definitely worth the wait.
This recipe is great because you can prep it at night, let it rise while you sleep, and then when you wake up all you have to do is pop it into the oven and enjoy warm homemade cinnamon buns!