Quick Cinnamon Buns with Buttermilk Icing

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Quick Cinnamon Buns with Buttermilk Icing

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.

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Quick BreadsSeason 3, Ep. 320

The appeal of such quick breads as cinnamon buns and banana bread is clear. They are quick, sweet, and, well, quick. Of course, just because something is fast doesn't mean you want to eat it. Supermar...