Quick Cinnamon Buns with Buttermilk Icing

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated May/June 2002, America's Test Kitchen TV

Yeasted cinnamon buns take hours to make, and store-bought are dreadful. Could we transform a recipe for baking-powder biscuits into quick, high-rise breakfast buns?

SERVESMakes 8 buns

TIME1¼ hours

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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...

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