Easy delicious homemade cinnamon rolls.
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Easy, delicious, homemade cinnamon rolls sound good? Dive right in with me.

So lately it seems that the universe has been trying to tell me that I need some cinnamon rolls. Just to update my readers that are not from South Africa. We are in lockdown and all are required to stay at home. Yip, you guessed it, no wandering around, no eating out and no shopping, except for essential goods like food.

So there I was last week Tuesday hurrying along to the pharmacy to buy some last-minute things. The flavor hit me! Cinnamon! The Cinnabon was definitely baking fresh cinnamon rolls, and I was instantly enchanted by the butter and cinnamon flavors. However, I did not stop for one as I know that they are quite pricey. Hey, let’s face it, we are not supposed to have much contact with other peeps even if they sell mouth-watering cinnamon rolls. I just slinked past, drooled and left.

The second sign that I should have cinnamon rolls came over the weekend. My dear baby sister posted the batch that she created on Facebook. I drooled over her photos and silently cursed myself for not buying that damn cinnamon roll.

Thirdly, this morning when I opened my social media pages, chef Wilna from Antoinette’s Cookery school, has posted this recipe. I decided that this is do or die! This family will eat cinnamon rolls on this day. Even if it means the end of me and my oven.

Easy, delicious, homemade cinnamon rolls.

This is really such an easy recipe and if you have a little time on your hands you can do it!

What do you need to make these easy, delicious, homemade cinnamon rolls?

You will require only a few everyday pantry staples, a free-standing mixer and a little bit of time for your easy, delicious, homemade cinnamon rolls to rise to the occasion.

Make sure you have some:

For the rolls:

  1. Flour
  2. Granulated sugar
  3. Eggs
  4. Milk
  5. Butter
  6. Yeast
  7. Salt
  8. Vanilla essence

The the filling:

  1. Butter
  2. Soft brown sugar

Cream cheese frosting:

  • Cream Cheese
  • Icing sugar
  • Vanilla essence
  • Lemon juice
Easy, delicious, homemade cinnamon rolls.

How to make easy, delicious, homemade cinnamon rolls:

  1. Start by mixing all the dry ingredients in your mixer’s bowl.
  2. Gently melt the butter in the milk by warming it in your microwave. Place aside to cool down.
  3. Once the milk and butter have cooled down, add it together with the eggs and vanilla to the flour mixture.
  4. Using the dough hook of your free-standing mixer, kneed the dough for 6 minutes or until elastic. (My dough seemed a bit dry so I added a very small amount of lukewarm milk.
  5. Remove the dough hook and cover with a moist cloth. Place the dough in a warm place to rise. My kitchen was cold and I needed more time than the original recipe called for. About half an hour will do.
  6. Roll out your dough on a floured surface and pull the corners to form a rectangle===.
  7. Melt the butter for the filling and spread over the dough with a brush.
  8. Mix the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle evenly over the dough.
  9. Roll the dough length-wise into a sausage.
  10. Cut the roll into 3cm pieces with a sharp knife and place on a baking sheet.
  11. Let your dough rise again for 30 minutes. I left mine for almost an hour. My reward was beautiful large rolls that doubled in size.
  12. Bake for 20 minutes until golden in color.

Frosting:

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and beat until smooth and fluffy.
  2. Once the rolls come out the oven spread liberally over the hot rolls.
Easy, delicious homemade cinnamon rolls.

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The original recipe was written by chef Antoinette from Antoinette’s Cookery school. I adapted it slightly.

Easy, delicious, homemade cinnamon rolls.

An easy and delicious recipe for homemade cinnamon rolls.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Rising time for dough1 hr
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cinnabon, Cinnamon, Cinnamon rolls, Sweet treats, Teatime treats
Servings: 18 Large rolls

Ingredients

  • 720 g Flour
  • 125 ml Granulated sugar
  • 2 xl Eggs
  • 250 ml Milk
  • 80 ml Butter
  • 1 packet Dry yeast
  • 2,5 ml Salt
  • 5 ml Vanilla essence

Filling

  • 80 g Butter
  • 250 ml Soft brown sugar
  • 45 ml Cinnamon

Frosting:

  • 100 g Cream cheese
  • 60 ml Butter
  • 375 ml Icing sugar
  • 2,5ml Vanilla essence

Instructions

  • Start by mixing all the dry ingredients in your mixer’s bowl.
  • Gently melt the butter in the milk by warming it in your microwave. Place aside to cool down.
  • When the milk and butter have cooled down add it together with the eggs and vanilla to the flour mixture.
  • Using the dough hook of your free-standing mixer, kneed the dough for 6 minutes or until elastic. (My dough seemed a bit dry so I added a very small amount of lukewarm milk.
  • Remove the dough hook and cover with a moist cloth. Place the dough in a warm place to rise. My kitchen was cold and I needed more time than the original recipe called for to rise. About half an hour will do.
  • Roll out your dough on a floured surface and pull the corners to form a rectangular.
  • Melt the butter for the filling and spread over the dough with a brush.
  • Mix the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle evenly over the dough.
  • Roll the dough length-wise into a sausage.
  • Cut the roll into 3cm pieces with a sharp knife and place on a baking sheet.
    Cinnamon rolls
  • Let your dough rise again for 30 minutes. I left mine for almost an hour. My reward was beautiful large rolls that doubled in size.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until golden in color.

Frosting

  • Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and beat until smooth and fluffy. Once the rolls come out of the oven spread liberally over the hot rolls.
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