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First, gather up your ingredients. For my recipe, you need the following:
Dough: 1 cup milk, 2 eggs slightly beaten, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 cup sugar,1/4 cup room temperature butter, 4 cups flour, and 2.5 tsp yeast.
Filling: 1/3 cup softened butter, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, and 3/4 cups raisins (optional)
Icing: 3 oz room temperature cream cheese, 3 tbs room temperature butter, 1 cup confectioners sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, and a pinch of salt.
Next, put all of the ingredients in your bread machine. Do them in the order they are on the list. Once it's been going for a few minutes, I like to check it. If it's too dry and a little more milk. If it's too sticky add a little flour. Make sure you scrape the four if there's any hiding in the corners.
While you are waiting for that to finish, make your filling. Put all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix.
When your dough is done, roll it out into a large rectangle.
Spread your softened butter on your dough. I have found it's easiest to just use my hands. I smash it up a bit for easier spreading.
Next, spread the filling over the buttered dough
Roll up your dough starting on a long side.
Cut into pieces. I find it's easiest to just keep cutting in halves.
Place them in a a greased baking pan and cover. Let rise for about an hour or until doubled in size. If you want them a bigger, let them raise longer. I like doing this as it makes them light and fluffy.
After they are done baking, let cool slightly then spread the icing on the top. It will melt a little and get some inside which is oh so good!
Then the best part, enjoy!
What are you waiting for? Go make some, you know you want to!