I love cinnamon. I love sugar.

So ofcourse I would love cinnamon rolls right? I've been dying to make these ever  since ummmmm...........lost count guys! But each time I see these on someones Instagram I get reminded again of these delicious little things!

It's difficult when nobody in your family likes a particular dish that you like. Most of the time we get discouraged to make it just because it does'nt make your family happy. But we always forget that we are people too ......who work hard everyday. Why shouldn't we treat ourselves to what we like once in awhile??

Well..............that's what I felt yesterday............ which led me to whip up these fabulous cinnamon rolls! weekend was sorted!They were so soft and cinnamony.........andfull of flavour. the cream cheese frosting give it that extra richness. but it would have tasted perfect even without it!Perfect with a hot cup of tea/coffee!

Shared some with my lovely friends otherwise with all the weight I have already put on even my family will not be able to recognize me soon.! I have 3 rolls left in the fridge and is tempting me to eat one! ughhhhhhhh! Well!! Thats another battle for another day! We win some and we lose some right? :D


instant yeast - 2 and 1/4 tsp
warm milk - 1 cup
sugar - 2 tbsp
salt - 1 tsp
large eggs - 2
unsalted butter, softened - 4 tbsps
all purpose flour - 3 and 1/2 cups
milk for brushing - 2 tbsps
For the filling :
butter, softened  - 4 to 5 tbsps
cinnamon powder - 1 tbsp
brown sugar - 1 cup

For the cream cheese frosting:
cream cheese (philadelphia), softened - 6 oz
unsalted butter, softened - 3 tbsps
icing sugar, sifted - 3/4 to 1  cup( depending on how sweet you like)
vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
tiny pinch of salt
milk - 1 to 2 tbsp 

  • In a big bowl or in the bowl of your stand mixer( if you are using one), mix the yeast, and sugar.
  • Add in the milk. Give it a quick stir.
  • Next, add in the eggs and give it a quick whisk. 
  • Add in the salt and stir.
  • Add in the flour and using a dough hook mix the dough on low speed.
  • Once all the ingredients are combined you can add the butter. Mix on low speed till the dough leaves the sides of the bowl and doesn't stick.
  • If its too sticky you can add a spoon of flour.
  • The dough must be wet but not sticky when you touch.
  • Cover with a cling wrap and leave it in a warm spot in the kitchen to rise. About 90 mins or till its doubled in size.
  • Now, we make the filling. 
  • Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and keep it ready.
  • Then, gently punch down the dough. Lightly flour your table top and roll out the dough into a rectangle (1/4 inch thick) with the longer side closer to you. 
  • Brush the rectangle with butter .
  • Next, cover the entire rectangle with the cinnamon sugar.
  • Press down gently so it sticks.
  • Starting with the long side closest to you, start rolling the dough. Roll it very tightly. 
  • When you have reached the end, pinch the end shut.
  • I have cut the log into 15 pieces. but if you want them bigger you can do 10 or 12 as per your wish.
  • Place them on a greased baking dish lined with parchment paper, leaving an inch gap between each roll for them to double in size.
  • Cover them with a cling wrap and let them rise again in  a warm place. About 30 mins or till they double in size.
  • Bake them in a pre heated oven at 175 degrees for 20 minutes or till they become sightly brown.
  • Brush them with milk when they come out of the oven. Let them cool while you make the frosting .
  • To make the frosting, whisk the butter and cream cheese using an electric beater on high speed till nice and creamy.
  • Add in the vanilla essence and and salt.
  • Add in the icing sugar and beat will till the frosting comes together. 
  • Add in 1 to 2 tbsps of milk to achieve the preferred consistency.
  • Smear it on the cinnamon rolls and enjoy!

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