To make dough: In saucepan, heat milk, water and butter until very warm (butter doesn't need to be completely melted). Place milk mixture, salt, flour, yeast, sugar and eggs into bread machine in the order suggested by the manufacturer. Select the Dough cycle and press Start.
Once cycle is complete, remove dough from machine and divide into 2 equal pieces.
Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. Grease two 23x33cm baking trays.
On a floured surface, roll each piece of dough into a large rectangle. Smear each piece with the softened butter. Combine the cinnamon and extra sugar and sprinkle evenly over the dough. If desired, sprinkle on the raisins and/or walnuts.
Roll the dough into two logs, starting with the long side. Cut each log into 12 rolls and place, cut side down, on baking trays. Cover with a clean tea towel and let rise in a warm place until almost doubled in size (about 30 minutes).
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden. When cool, spread each roll with icing.
To make vanilla icing: Combine icing sugar, melted butter, vanilla and milk in a small bowl to make a thick icing.
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I did 1/2 of the recipe. It fit in my bread machine perfectly and made one dozen, large and yummy buns. Using the bread machine makes this recipe so easy. I refrigerated the buns overnight and baked in the morning for a quick and easy breakfast that the entire family loved. - 14 Jul 2008
These buns are great. They are light and fluffy. Next time I'm going to add some brown sugar with the cinnamon. - 14 Jul 2008