Mother’s Day really is all about breakfast. Breakfast in bed, late breakfast, breakfast at a local diner, or breakfast all day long. I’ve really enjoyed making things with yeast lately, so I’m super happy the sour cream breakfast buns won the poll. The sour cream gives the breakfast buns the most beeeeeeeeeeautiful texture I have ever seen inside a cinnamon bun. Kinda makes me wish I had taken a picture of a sliced bun, but oh well.
I found the recipe on a website called Diana's Desserts. The recipe comes from Marie Beesley, who's been a farm wife for 53 years. I'm guessing in all those years it has been tweaked to perfection because these breakfast buns tasted Amazing!! Rating 5 out of 5.
Sour Cream Breakfast Buns: Diana's Desserts
- 1 package (2 ¼ teaspoon) active dry yeast
- ¼ cup warm water (105°F)
- 1 carton (8 oz) sour cream
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 egg
- 3 to 3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- ⅓ cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
For the icing:
- 1 teaspoon sour cream
- ¾ cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
- 2 to 4 tablespoons milk
- In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In a small saucepan, combine sour cream, granulated sugar, shortening, and salt. Heat and stir over medium-low heat until warm (120°F) and shortening is almost melted. Stir in baking soda. Stir sour cream mixture and egg into yeast. Stir in as much of the flour as you can.
- Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface; knead in enough of the remaining flour to make a moderately soft dough (3 to 5 minutes total). Cover and let rest for 5 minutes.
- Grease twelve 2 ½ -inch muffin cups, set aside. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into an 18 x 12-inch rectangle; spread with softened butter. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over dough. Roll up, starting from a long side; seal seam. Slice into twelve 1 ½ -inch-wide pieces. Place each bun, cut side down, in a prepared muffin cup.
- Cover and let rise in a warm place until ¼ to ½ inch above top of cups (about 45 minutes).
Bake in a 400°F (200°C) oven about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove buns from pan.
- Combine confectioners' sugar with a teaspoon sour cream, and enough milk to make an icing, of drizzling consistency; drizzle over rolls. Serve warm.