Cinnamon Rolls

This is a really simple, easy-to-make tea-time treat. If baked in a round cake tin, these can be taken out and served on a cake stand too, making it really presentable. Though many like this with a drizzle of icing, I prefer these plain as these have just the right amount of sweetness. Of course, if you do have a sweet tooth, go ahead and drizzle away.


3-4 cups of flour (as required, see the recipe below)

1 1/4 tsp yeast

1 egg

salt, to taste (approx 1/4 tsp)

1 1/2 tsp sugar

1/4 cup oil (you could substitute this with unsalted butter or half butter and half oil)

1 cup and 1 tbsp water

Around 1 cinnamon stick ground

Fine demerara sugar


1. Warm the water till luke warm. Ensure it is not too hot as this will kill the yeast.

2. Put this water in a bowl and add the sugar, oil and the yeast. Wait a couple of minutes till you see the yeast begin to froth.

3. Add approximately 1 1/2 cups of flour into the above mixture. Mix in the egg. The remaining flour needs to be added a little at a time (approximately 1/2 cup at a time). The reason why we have not given you the exact amount of flour is because this totally depends on the type of flour you are using.

4. Add the amount of flour required to form a rather soft sticky dough. You may need to oil your hands to handle this dough later.

5. Knead the dough into a ball and leave to rest in a warm place, covered with a moist tea towel for about an hour, till the dough doubles in size.

6. Roll out the dough, approximately 10mm thick. Spread the cinnamon powder on the rolled-out dough. Then spread the fine demerara sugar all across the rolled out-dough. Ensure there are no spots without the sugar.

7. Start rolling the dough as you would a swiss roll. Then cut at 1 1/2″ to 2″ intervals and place in the round tin maintaining around 3/4″ distance between the rolls. Leave to rise in a warm place. This will take around a 30 – 45 minutes, depending on the temperature around. ¬†Once risen, it should look like this.

Cinnamon Rolls

8. Bake in a preheated oven at 205 Deg.C for 12 – 15 minutes, till the tops begin to turn a lovely golden brown.

9. Take off the oven. Drizzle icing or dust icing sugar, if desired, or just go ahead and enjoy.

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  1. Patrick George Says:

    Very Nice and Good

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