Homemade French Bread


BREAD MACHINE STYLE SUPER STICKY CINNAMON BUNSLet me start by saying that I found this recipe over at AllRecipes.com. It is calledClone of a CinnabonINGREDIENTS (for the dough):1 cup warm milk2 eggs, room temperature1/3 cup margarine, melted4 1/2 cups bread flour1 teaspoon salt1/2 cup white sugar2 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeastINGREDIENTS (for the cinnamon mixture):...more
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