Cinnamon Rolls

In Desserts on July 25, 2008 at 11:41 pm

There are endless variations for cinnamon rolls. I like this one especially because of the dough. This dough recipe is not too sweet with a slight hint of the salt, and a great texture.

Overall, this is a good recipe, and the greatest thing about it, is that the rolls can be frozen, and if you defrost them properly, they will taste like they just came out of the oven.

Cinnamon Rolls/ A Tall Man Cooks by Doram Gaunt


2/3 cup milk

1 large egg

50 gr. Soft butter

3 cup all purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon active dry yeast

1/3 cup white granulated sugar


50 gr. Soft butter

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

2 table spoons cinnamon

1 egg, beaten

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.

Put all the dough ingredients in a bowl, combine to make dough, and knead for about 5 minutes, until the dough is soft and elastic. Wrap the bowl in a cling film or a bag, and let sit for an hour and a half, until the dough doubled its volume.

Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together.

Punch down and roll dough out on a lightly floured surface into a 1/2 cm. thick rectangle. Spread the butter over the rolled dough and sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon mixture on top.

Roll dough up, jelly roll style. Pinch edges and ends together well to seal.

Using a sharp serrated knife, slice dough into 12 thick slices (about 2 1/2 cm each), and place on an oven baking tray that was covered whit wax paper.

Let the rolls sit for about 40 minutes, brush with the egg, and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden.

Keep in an airtight container for couple of days, or in a ziploc bag in the freezer up to a month (heat in the oven for about 5 minutes, until the inside of the bun is hot)


Since my sister beat me to this recipe, all I have to add is the coating. This coating recipe I learned while working in the Baked goods department at our local supermarket. This will make the cinnamon rolls shine and taste even better.


1 cup boiling water

1 ½ cup sugar

1 ½ teaspoons ground instant coffee

2 drops vanilla extract

Mix everything in a bowl. Brush over the cinnamon rolls when they come out of the oven.



  1. Nice buns! :) You’ve made some beautiful cinnamon buns. And i love the idea of the coffee in the coating, I’ll have to remember that!

  2. YUM! I love cinnamon rolls!

  3. the photo above made my mouth water instantly. i can never resist a cinnamon bun straight from the oven. so good!

  4. Jeanine: Thanks! the coffe idea is really good, it gives all the pastries a lovely color :)

    Donal: I love them too, thats why I have so many of them in the freezer

    Becky: thank you very much! I, like you, cant also resist one hot from the oven, that why I freeze them as fast as I can :)

  5. Hey! Came from tastespotting. Anyway, was wondeirng what is the temp for the oven??

  6. Jiahui: Hi! sorry about that, the temperature is 180 degrees C. thank you for your notice!

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