Cinnamon Rolls – With a Cream Cheese drizzle











Another breakfast opinion is the good old cinnamon roll. Cinnamon is one of my favourite spices and I love it cause it reminds me of sweet and wonderful apple pie my mother makes. My mom knows exactly how to take a recipe and breathe life into every element to make it the best dish ever!

Here is my recipe for a quick cinnamon roll.


  1. Flour – 3 cups
  2. Salt – 1/2 tsp
  3. Butter – 2 tbsp ( melted)
  4. Sugar – 1/2 cup (powered)
  5. Yeast – 2 + 1/2 tsp
  6. Milk – 1/2 cup
  7. Egg – 1
  8. Cinnamon Powder – 3 tbsp
  9. Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp
  10. Butter – 1/4 cup
  11. Brown Sugar – 1/2 cup
  12. Cream Cheese – 225 gms
  13. Cream/ Milk – 1/2 cup
  14. Sugar – 1/2 cup


  1. Firstly heat the milk till lukewarm. then add sugar and mix well. Then add yeast into the milk + sugar mixture and set aside till nice and foamy
  2. In the bowl of your food processor, add 2 + 1/2 cups of flour , salt and run the mixer just once
  3. Once the yeast mixture has foamed well, while the processor is running on low, slowly add the milk yeast mixture to the flour
  4. Then add the butter and egg
  5. Process the dough till it forms a nice ball. Sticky when pinched but holds together. Empty the contents of the bowl onto a lightly floured surface and knead for another 3 – 4 mins
  6. Now drop this dough into a lightly greased glass bowl for it to rise. Give it an hour or 2
  7. Now for the filling combine the vanilla, brown sugar and cinnamon powder and set aside
  8. Preheat your oven to 180 C
  9. Once the dough is ready roll to out on your lightly floured counter top. Try rolling it out into a big square
  10. Now lightly butter the surface of the rolled out dough
  11. Evenly spread the cinnamon powder mixture al over the butter surface of the dough
  12. Now gently roll the dough in wards to form a long roll
  13. Slowly cut the dough into equal circles ( I used a thread)
  14. Finally line the inside of your baking dish with baking paper and arrange the cut cinnamon rolls and lightly butter the tops of the rolls for that golden crust
  15. Let the rolls sit for another half hour for them to rise again. Once they have increased in size pop them into the oven
  16. Bake for 25 – 30 mins
  17. While the rolls are baking, cream together the cream cheese , sugar and milk. Set aside.
  18. Once the rolls have baked, let them cool off on a cooling rack
  19. Once cooled, grizzled the cream cheese over the rolls
  20. Enjoy

6 thoughts on “Cinnamon Rolls – With a Cream Cheese drizzle”

  1. Cinnamon rolls are the best, aren’t they?! I just love the smell of warm, cinnamony bread baking. And that cream cheese drizzle looks gorgeous. ❤


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