Texas style honey buns recipe

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Easy Texas style homemade raisin honey buns. If you don't like raisins, use any other kind of dried fruit, chocolate chips or nuts.
Preparation time: 120 minutes, Cooking time: 30 minutes, Serves: 8 - 12 


For the buns
1 package dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water

3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 Tbsp honey
1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
3 eggs

2/3 cup raisins

4 cups all purpose flour
2 Tbsp water

For the frosting
1 cup icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp honey


In a large bowl add 1/4 cup of water and the yeast, stir well and set aside.

In a small cooking pot over low heat add the milk, butter honey and salt and warm, stirring until the butter has melted (do not bring to a boil). Once the butter has melted, stir well and pour into the yeast mixture. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg and eggs and whisk well. Add the raisins and stir into the mixture. Finally add the flour, one cup at a time and mix until you get a uniform mixture.

Empty the dough on a floured surface and knead for 5 to 6 minutes, or until the dough is smooth and elastic. Place the dough in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let it rise at room temperature for about an hour or until doubled in volume. Empty the dough on a work surface again and knead for a minute or two. Divide the mixture into 24 equal size pieces, roll each piece into a ball and place in a greased and floured baking dish (make sure that there is at least an inch of free space between them) and let rise again, for 30 minutes to an hour.

Preheat the oven to 375 Fahrenheit,

Just before baking, use a sharp knife to cut a cross on the top of each ball. Bake for 15 minutes, until golden brown. Glaze each bun with honey and bake for 5 minutes more.

In the meantime, mix the ising sugar, vanilla essence, water and honey into a bowl until you get a uniform mixture.

Remove the buns from the oven and let cool down for 10 minutes. Glaze with the honey icing and let sit for at least 5 minutes more before serving.
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