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Cinnamon Rolls


Recipe Info

  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 1:45 h
  • Cook Time : 25m
  • Ready In : 2:10 h

Big, fluffy, soft and absolutely delicious. You’ll never go back to any other recipe once you try this one!


  • For the dough
  • 300g brown flour, divided
  • 200g plain white flour
  • 10g dry yeast
  • 190ml warm low fat milk
  • 60ml warm water
  • 60 butter, softened
  • 85g honey
  • 1⁄2 tsp salt
  • 11⁄2 tsps fresh lemon juice
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 50g castor sugar
  • 11⁄2 tbsps ground cinnamon
  • 1g ground nutmeg
  • For the glaze
  • 100g icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 5 tsps low fat milk


Step 1

To prepare dough, dissolve the yeast in warm milk and warm water in a large bowl; let stand 5 minutes or until foamy. Add the butter and the honey, salt, lemon juice, egg and egg white; stir well. Add the brown flour and plain white flour, stirring until a soft dough forms. Turn dough out onto a floured surface.

Step 2

Knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Add a little more plain white flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, to prevent dough from sticking to hands. Place the dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm draught-free place, for 1 hour or until doubled in size.

Step 3

Punch the dough down; roll into a 40 x 30cm rectangle on a floured surface. Coat surface of dough with cooking spray.

Step 4

For the filling; combine the castor sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg; sprinkle over dough, leaving a 11⁄2cm border. Roll up the rectangle tightly, starting with a long edge, pressing firmly to eliminate air pockets; pinch seam to seal. Cut the dough into 16 rolls. Place the rolls, cut sides up, in a 30 x 20cm baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise 45 minutes or until doubled in size.

Step 5

Preheat oven to 180°C. Uncover the rolls. Bake for 22 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

Step 6

For the glaze; place the icing sugar and vanilla in a small bowl. Add 5 teaspoons low fat milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, stirring to form a thick glaze.

Step 7

Drizzle glaze evenly over rolls. Serve warm.

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