cinnamon rolls

Cinnamon rolls: Special treat for the family. Image: Adobe

Cinnamon rolls: Fluffy layers of sweetness drizzled with a tasty glaze

Bake your own fluffy cinnamon rolls this holiday season and make your home smell so deliciously Christmassy.

cinnamon rolls

Cinnamon rolls: Special treat for the family. Image: Adobe

There is something so seductive about the smell of cinnamon lingering in the air. These cinnamon rolls are a delicious, sweet treat. Usually, you perceive them from afar with their appetising aroma wafting through the air.

How would you describe the taste of cinnamon rolls? Fluffy layers of sweet rolls, loaded with a cinnamon sugar filling and drizzled with a glaze that soaks deeply into the soft dough. This snack is not to be missed!

Instead of buying cinnamon rolls from your local bakery or coffee shop, why not try making your own this holiday season? Not only will your home smell so delicious and Christmassy, but it will certainly bring so much festive joy to your family as they indulge in these delightful cinnamon bites.

Prepare your own batch of cinnamon goodness this holiday season. It will not even take up to an hour to prepare them and the joy and satisfaction will last you the whole day.

Cinnamon rolls recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Lichelle Hawthorne Course: DessertCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Moderate
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  • Cinnamon rolls
  • cooking spray or butter for coating the pan

  • 5 cups self-raising flour, plus more for dusting

  • 2 cups milk

  • ¾ cup granulated sugar, divided

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, divided

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • Glaze
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

  • ¼ cup milk, plus more as needed

  • ¼ teaspoon fine salt or to taste


  • Heat the oven. Turn the oven to 180°C and coat a 23 x 33 cm baking dish with cooking spray or butter. Make the rolls while the oven is heating.
  • Mix ½ cup of the sugar and the cinnamon in a small bowl, set aside.
  • Place the flour and the remaining ¼ cup sugar in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Mix the milk and 4 tablespoons of melted butter in a bowl. Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and stir until a soft dough forms.
  • Transfer the dough onto a floured work surface. Sprinkle the dough with flour as needed to prevent sticking and knead until the dough is relatively smooth. Do not over-knead or the rolls will be tough.
  • Flour a rolling pin and roll the dough out into a rectangle of about 60 x 25 cm and 7mm thick with the longer side facing you.
  • Brush 2 tablespoons of the melted butter onto the surface of the dough and sprinkle over the cinnamon-sugar mixture, leaving a 12 mm border.
  • Starting at the long end closest to you, roll the dough up tightly into a log and pinch the seam together at the top.
  • Position the log seam side down and cut the dough crosswise into 15 pieces. Place the rolls in the baking dish.
  • Brush the tops of the rolls with the remaining 2 tablespoons of melted butter.
  • Bake on the middle rack of the oven for about 35 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • While the rolls bake, whisk the powdered sugar, milk and salt in a bowl until smooth.
  • When the rolls are done, drizzle the glaze over evenly and let cool for 15 minutes before serving.


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