King Arthur Flour Baking Contest

** Exhibitor must bring the empty bag of King Arthur Flour or submit a UPC label from the flour bag when he/she submits the entry.**

2018 Adult Baking Contest

Printable Recipe


1 cup lukewarm milk
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
4 1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1 3/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast or active dry yeast

1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar, packed
3 tablespoons ground cinnamon

6 tablespoons (generous 1/3 cup) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. To make the dough: Mix together and knead all of the dough ingredients — by hand, mixer, or bread machine — to make s smooth, soft dough.
  2. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, turn to grease all sides, cover the bowl, and let the dough rise until it’s nearly doubled in bulk, 1 to 2 hours depending on the warmth of your kitchen.
  3. To fill and shape the buns: Gently deflate the dough, and transfer it to a lightly greased work surface. Roll the dough into a 16″ x 21″ rectangle.
  4. Spread the dough with the 1/3 cup butter. Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon, and sprinkle it evenly over the dough.
  5. Starting with a short end, roll the dough into a log and cut it into 12 slices.
  6. Place the buns in a lightly greased 9″ x 13″ pan. Cover the pan and let the buns rise until they’re nearly doubled, about 30 minutes.
  7. While the buns are rising, preheat the oven to 400°F.
  8. Uncover the buns, and bake them until they’re golden brown, about 15 minutes. While the buns are baking, make the icing.
  9. To make the icing: In a small bowl, beat together the cream cheese, butter, sugar, and vanilla.
  10. Remove the buns from the oven. Spread the icing on the buns while they’re warm.
  11. Submit 3 buns on a paper plate, wrap in plastic.

Yield: 12 large buns.

1st place: $75 gift certificate to the Baker’s Catalogue/
2nd place: $50 gift certificate to the Baker’s Catalogue/
3rd place: King Arthur Flour Logo Canvas Tote Bag

All three winners also receive a gorgeous ribbon

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