Quick Cinnamon Buns with Buttermilk Icing

From the episode Quick Breads

Why This Recipe Works

In search of an easy, foolproof cinnamon bun recipe, we discovered a few shortcuts, none of which compromised texture or taste. First, we prepared a quick biscuit dough with buttermilk, melted butter, and flour, adding baking powder for lig...

Why This Recipe Works

In search of an easy, foolproof cinnamon bun recipe, we discovered a few shortcuts, none of which compromised texture or taste. First, we prepared a quick biscuit dough with buttermilk, melted butter, and flour, adding baking powder for lightness and baking soda to balance the acidity of the buttermilk. Then, we filled the dough with a mixture of cinnamon, cloves, brown sugar, and white sugar moistened with butter. The topping for our cinnamon bun recipe was also a snap: A tangy, smooth icing made of buttermilk, cream cheese, and confectioners' sugar.

Quick Cinnamon Buns with Buttermilk Icing