Cinnamon Rolls

Hello Everyone!

One of my favorite desserts! I love Cinnamon flavoured anything, so they have always been one of my favs. I have had a lot requests for the recipe for these so I thought I would share it with you all. It’s a pretty straightforward recipe with an easy dough. I kept it simple with the icing and just did an icing-sugar/water/vanilla job but feel free to jazz them up with a rich cream cheese frosting. They don’t take too much effort to make, waiting for the dough to rise is the longest part. Other then that they are pretty foolproof.

I used fresh yeast in my recipe but instant/dried yeast will work the same. I also used a stand mixer but doing it by hand works absolutely fine. You are welcome to double up on this recipe to guys. The recipe makes 8 small rolls. I did this because i would have eaten them all by myself if i made a big batch!

I have including some pictures that I took along the way to help you guys out!

If you want guys you can make this as separate rolls too, I made them as pull apart rolls but if you want you can make them individual. A cupcake tin would be a great idea!

Cinnamon Rolls

Prep time: 2.5 Hours

Cook time: 25 minutes

Servings: 8



  • 120ml Milk
  • 20g Fresh yeast or Half a packet of dried yeast.
  • 1 Small egg
  • 25g Soft Butter
  • 1.5 Tablespoons sugar
  • Half teaspoon salt
  • 220g White flour

Cinnamon Sugar

  • 110g Brown sugar
  • 10g Cinnamon
  • 42g Melted Butter
  • Teaspoon Vanilla extract


  • 150g Icing sugar
  • Teaspoon Vanilla
  • Water


  1. Warm up milk in the microwave for 40 seconds.
  2. Add milk, yeast and sugar to mixing bowl and leave for 5 minutes to bloom.
  3. I used my stand mixer with a dough hook but if you are using your hands that is fine. Turn on mixer and add in butter and egg.
  4. Next, add in salt and flour. I had my dough mixing for about 8 minutes until the dough came together and away from the sides of the bowl. If you aren’t using a stand mixer, mix in your bowl till it comes together then place on a flour surface and knead for about 5 Minutes. If your dough is a little bit too sticky add a small amount of flour into it.
  5. One formed into a nice ball, place dough in a clean greased bowl. Cover with a damp towel or cling film. This is your first rise. Let sit for about 1 hour until its doubled in size. If you have to wait a bit longer that is fine, This will vary on the temperature of the room.
  6. While the dough is rising we can make the sugar filling. Very simple, just mix melted butter, cinnamon, sugar and vanilla in a small bowl and place aside.
  7. Once the dough has doubled in size, tip the dough out onto a floured surface. You want to knock the air out of the dough and form a nice round ball. Get a rolling pin and roll the dough out into a rectangle about 8cm x 14cm. (See picture for reference)
  8. Spread sugar mix evenly onto the dough leaving half an inch gap along the sides.
  9. Now it’s time to roll up your dough. Roll from the longer side and make sure its very tight so you get a nice swirled pattern. (See picture for reference)
  10. I trimmed of the little scraggly bits at the end before i portioned up my rolls. Cut the rolled up dough into 8 even portions. You can use a ruler if you want to make these even.
  11. Grease and line your desired baking dish. I used an 8 inch round cake tin. Place cinnamon rolls swirl side up into your tin. Now it is time for your second rise. Cover your baking tin with cling film or a damp towel for 1 more hour.
  12. Just before your second rise is done preheat your oven to 190C/ 170C Fan/ Gas mark 5..
  13. Remove cover and place cinnamon rolls into oven. Bake for 25 minutes until golden brown.
  14. While rolls are baking you can put together your icing. In a small bowl add icing sugar and vanilla. Add in small amounts of water until your desired consistency.
  15. Once rolls are out of the oven, add half of the icing mix to them while they are still warm.
  16. Remove rolls from the tin and drizzle the remainder of the icing over your cinnamon rolls.
  17. Enjoy! Ps. They are lovely warmed back up the the microwave for 30 seconds.

If you make this recipe I would love for you to tag me on Instagram!#gills_bakesandcakes

4 thoughts on “Cinnamon Rolls

    1. It means that if you use a traditional electric oven, heat it to 190C. If you have a fan oven, heat it to 170C. If you have a gas oven, heat it to gas mark 5.

      It should say on your oven if it has a fan in it.

      Gill x

  1. Hi Gill,

    Sorry to bother you, but I just wanted to double check a couple of things before I attempt these. For the flour is it strong white flour or just regular plain flour? Also, for the yeast, if you are using dried yeast, is it half a 7g packet?


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