Get Our Recipe for Schitt's Creek's 'Continental Breakfast' Cinnamon Buns

People Staff
·2 min read

Jennifer Causey

This continental breakfast is top notch.

In an effort to "add an extra star" to their motel ratings, Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy) begins offering free pastries and coffee in the lobby for guests. "It's for business travelers, traveling the continent, eating breakfast and... continental traveling," he tells his skeptical family.

The star bait: soft, pillowy rolls stuffed with sugar and spice and slathered with a rich, cream cheese icing.

Rosebud Motel's 'Continental Breakfast' Cinnamon Buns

3 Tbsp. ground cinnamon

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 (1 lb.) loaf frozen bread dough, thawed

All-purpose flour, for work surface

5 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened, divided

Cooking spray

3 oz. cream cheese, softened

2 1/4 cups (about 9 oz.) powdered sugar

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 Tbsp. whole milk

  1. Whisk together cinnamon, brown sugar and granulated sugar in a small bowl.

  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Gently roll into a 24x10-inch rectangle. Spread 3 tablespoons of the butter over dough, and sprinkles evenly with cinnamon-sugar mixture, leaving a 1/4-inch border on all sides. Roll dough into a log starting from the 10-inch side. Using a serrated knife, cut roll crosswise into 8 (1 1/4-inch-wide) slices.

  3. Line bottom of a 10-inch springform pan with parchment paper; spray lightly with cooking spray. Place slices, cut sides up, in pan, leaving a little room between buns. Cover loosely with plastic wrap. Let stand at room temperature until almost doubled in size and puffy, about 1 hour.

  4. Preheat oven to 325°. Place pan on a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake until buns are light golden and a wooden pick inserted into center bun comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from oven, and let cool in pan on a wire rack.

  5. Beat cream cheese and remaining 2 tablespoons butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until creamy, 1 to 2 minutes. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating on low speed until combined, 2 to 3 minutes. With mixer running on low speed, beat in vanilla and 1 tablespoon milk. With mixer continuing to run on low speed, add remaining milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, beating until smooth and creamy, 30 seconds to 1 minute.

  6. Remove buns from pan, and spread generously with cream cheese frosting.

Makes: 8 buns

Active time: 20 minutes

Total time: 2 hours