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Cinnamon Rolls

Perfect for Easter

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Prep Time:

2 hours

Cooking Time:

20 min

Try out our amazing cinnamon rolls recipe! Big, fluffy, soft and absolutely delicious. You'll impress the whole family with these!

What you'll need:

For the dough

¾ cup warm milk (whole milk is preferred) 

2 ¼ teaspoons of quick rise active yeast

¼ cup granulated sugar

1 egg plus 1 egg yolk at room temperature

¼ cup of unsalted butter melted

3 cups of bread flour, plus some more dusting

Pinch of salt

2 tbsp oil (oiling bowl for proving)

For the filling

-2/3 cup dark brown sugar (light brown sugar also works)

1 ½ tablespoons ground cinnamon

¼ cup unsalted butter, softened

For the cream cheese frosting

4 oz cream cheese, softened

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

¾ cup icing sugar

½ teaspoon vanilla extract


Step 1

-Pre-heat the oven to 180c/fan 160C/Gas4

-Grease a 20cm loose bottom cake tin and line the bottom with baking parchment

-Warm milk in the microwave for around 40-45 seconds, until lukewarm and then place into a bowl and then add your yeast

-On top, add in your sugar, egg, egg yolk, and melted butter and mix until well combined

-Once well mixed, stir in the flour and salt until a dough begins to form

Step 2

- Place your dough onto a floured surface and use your hands to knead the dough for around 8-10 mins. Your dough should have formed a nice round ball.

- Transfer your dough ball into a well-oiled bowl.

- Cover with cling film and a warm towel

- Leave the dough to rise for around 1-1 ½ hours until the dough has doubled in size

- Once the dough has risen, roll the dough out into about a roughly 14x9 inch rectangle. Spread the softened butter over the dough, leaving a small margin at the far side of the dough.

- Mix together brown sugar and cinnamon and then gently rub into prepared rectangle

- Roll the dough up lengthways like a swiss roll to form a log type shape. You may need to cut off the ends of the dough as they wont be filled with delicious cinnamon sugar!

- Cut the dough into 9 even rolls

Step 3

- Place cinnamon rolls into your prepared tin, cover with cling film and let them sit to rise for another 30 mins.

- Remove cling film and bake in the oven for 20-25 mins until golden on the edges. Allow to cool for 5 mins until removing from the tin.

Step 4

- In a bowl place the cream cheese, butter icing sugar and vanilla extract. Beat until smooth and smother over the buns. Enjoy!