Cinnamon Rolls

12 people
324.5 kcal
per serving

30 min

25-30 min

60 min

Difficulty: Intermediate

Recipe: Cinnamon Rolls

These cinnamon flavoured treats are seriously irresistible. Tip: If you have guests coming over make the dough beforehand – and bake just before the guests arrive and let the festive smell fill up the house!

Why is sugar added to bread

In breadmaking, it is essential to add a small quantity of sugar. Sugar feeds the yeast which in turn produces carbon dioxide which is essential for making the dough rise and for giving bread its porous texture. When no sugar is added, the yeast is less effective, less carbon dioxide is produced, the bread does not rise to the point where we get the springy texture that we all love about bread. One serving will give you 324.5 calories.


4 cups cake flour sifted
2 teaspoons salt
4 teaspoons sugar
10 g instant yeast
1 tablespoon sunflower oil
3 eggs beaten and topped up with milk to measure 400ml

The filling

  1. 1 cup brown sugar
  2. 200g soft butter
  3. 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  4. Mix all the ingredients together


  1. Pre-heat oven to 190 deg C
  2. Grease a baking tray sprinkle with flour.
  3. Place all the dry ingredients into a bowl and make a well in the centre.
  4. Add the oil and three-quarters of the milk mixture and mix it in to form a soft dough.
  5. Add a little more milk if need be; if it is too wet, add a small amount of flour.
  6. Knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic to the touch; about 15 minutes.
  7. Place the dough back into the bowl and oil the top; cover with a clean cloth and place it in a warm place to rise to twice its size- this can take up to 1 hour.
  8. Roll the dough out into a rectangular shape.
  9. Spread the butter mixture onto the dough and roll the dough up into a Swiss roll shape and slice into *12 rings.
  10. Place the rings onto the prepared tray and cover with a clean cloth and let them rise again to twice their size – this will take about 30minutes.
  11. Place the rolls into the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes till golden.
  12. If after 30 minutes they are still a little pale, leave for a few more minutes. Remove and cool on a wire rack.

*Note: The cinnamon rings in the video with Jenny Morris are a bigger size. Make yours smaller for portion control=less calories, and for more to go around😊

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