Tuck Shop Cinnamon Buns

(30 minutes at 350F)

From the former Tuck Shop at the University of Alberta


  • 2 pkgs instant yeast
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 c warm water
  • 3 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 cup boiling water
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 cup flour


  1. Preheat Oven to 350F
  2. Soften yeast in water with sugar.  Let stand about 10 min.
  3.  In a large bowl mix the boiling water, butter, salt, and sugar.  Let the butter melt and the mixture cool a bit.  Add the flour and mix hard until very smooth and creamy (about 5 min.).  Then add the yeast mixture.  Add the eggs and the rest of the flour.  Continue beating until the dough is very smooth (use dough hook).
  4. Cover and let rise in a warm place until dough is double in bulk, about 1 hr.
  5. While the dough is rising, melt butter in a bowl (for coating the dough pieces).  Also, mix the sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl (topping).
  6. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured work surface.  Let the dough set 5-10 min to firm up.  Cut the dough into pieces about the size of a small orange.  Dip the pieces into the melted butter and then into the sugar mixture.  Stretch the dough piece until it is 4-5 “ long and form it into a simple knot.  Place knots side by side in a 9×12 pan allowing 3” per piece.  Let the finished buns rise for about 45 minutes.  Bake.

Thanks to the Tuck Shop for the recipe!

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