Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

Home made Cinnamon Rolls! An absolute favorite in my household! This is one of the first recipes that I had posted when I started my blog. I promised a few that I would post the recipe one more time though so here it is! The recipe itself is quite complex to excecute but the finished result is rewarding…believe me!


  • 400 grams of all purpose flour (3 -4 cups) 
  • 4 Tablespoons of sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon of salt 
  • 1 and ½ sachets of instant yeast 
  • ½ cup (120ml) water
  • ¼ cup (60ml) milk (I use full cream) 
  • 50grams of unsalted butter 
  • 1 large egg (room temperature) 


  •  3 Tablespoons of unsalted butter
  •  2 Tablespoons of grounded cinnamon 
  • ¼ cup (50grams) brown cane sugar (or plain, whichever you prefer)


  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of either milk, coffee, cream, juice or marmalade


  1. So, first we make the dough! Set aside 1 ½ cup of flour. In a large bowl add the 2 and ½ cups left with the sugar, salt and yeast and give it a good mix so the dry ingredients combine well! 
  2. Heat the water, milk and butter in a small saucepan or in a microwave and let it cool down before pouring it into the dry mixture. Add the egg and remaining flour which we set aside earlier!
  3. On a lightly floured bench, knead the dough for about 5 minutes. An extra half cup of flour is the most you should add if the mixture is too sticky! Then, place your dough in a lightly greased bowl and let it rest with a towel on top for 10 minutes.
  4. At this point, preheat your oven to 200 degrees C.
  5. After the time has passed, roll the dough out into a rectangle (approximately 35*20cm) Evenly spread the softened butter on top, mix the cinnamon and sugar, then drizzle all over the butter. 
  6. Roll up the dough lengthwise and cut into even pieces (it should make about 12) so don’t cut the rolls larger than 3cm! Place in a greased 22cm round pan.
  7. Turn off the oven, and about 5 minutes after you’ve done so, place the rolls inside and let them rise until they are doubled in size! 
  8. This will take approximately an hour! Once they have risen, turn the oven on to 180 degrees and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown!
  9. Once you remove your buns its important to glaze them immediately so they can absorb the moisture. For a thicker glaze, you could add more icing sugar!
  10. Serve hot and enjoy with a nice cup of tea or coffee!