Easy Cinnamon Rolls

    2 hours

    Cinnamon rolls are delicious and easy to make. You can also add sultanas to the cinnamon and sugar mix before rolling them.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 15g dried active baking yeast
    • 7 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 1 tablespoon salt
    • 2 cups (500ml) warm water
    • 6 cups (800g) plain flour, divided
    • 2 eggs
    • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 8 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 1 dessertspoon cinnamon

    Preparation:1hour30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:2hours 

    1. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast and 7 tablespoons sugar in warm water. Stir in salt and half of the flour. Beat mixture for 2 minutes. Beat in eggs and oil. Stir in the remaining flour, a little at a time, beating well after each addition.
    2. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. In a small bowl, stir together remaining sugar and 1 dessertspoon cinnamon; set aside.
    3. Divide the dough into twelve equal pieces. Take each piece of dough, roll into a log and roll in cinnamon sugar mixture. Then roll up the log into a pinwheel. Place the pinwheels in a lightly greased 23x33 cm baking tin. Cover the rolls with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, until golden.

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    while the dough of this recipe is good (rises well, light), the essential part, sugar and cinnamon, are not enough. if you want the normal cinnamon buns that are sticky sweet, you'll need to increase the sugar plus add a drizzle frosting after baking. if you want something more bready with a hint of cinnamon and sugar, don't make any changes.  -  29 Sep 2008


    Great recipe! I used quick rising yeast and omitted the second rising and they turned out perfectly. Also, as the pinwheel method seemed a bit time consuming, I divided the dough into 2 pieces, rolled each into a rectangle, spread with the cinnamon and sugar (I used extra cinnamon & sugar) and rolled each rectangle into a log. I then cut the logs into slices, which I arranged in the baking dish. When done, they looked exactly like the picture.  -  13 Jan 2018


    I have tried many cinnamon recipes and this one was just as good as the others that I have tried. I divided the dough into 4 pieces and rolled each out, put melted butter on the dough then put the cinnamon sugar mixture somewhat evenly across the dough, roll up then cut the dough about one inch (25.40mm). Some rolls were placed in large rectangular glass dish and others were placed in muffin pans. I tried unglazed and they are okay, most I put glaze on. By the way I thought the dough was not sweet enough, next time I'll add a bit more and maybe some cinnamon.  -  29 Mar 2015