Saturday, 5 January 2013


Me and my very dear friend once made cinnabons years back (separate homes, but at the same time lol), and recently we have really wanted to make cinnabons my trusty chef of a friend (hope this makes you happy) found a good recipe for cinnabons, and today we gave them a go...

  • Skill level: Easy/medium
  • Makes: 14-16 cinnabons
  • Prep time: 2 hours (includes time takes to rise)
  • Baking time: 13-15 mins
What you will need:

For the dough

1 cup milk, warmed
2 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp melted butter
1 tbsp yeast
1/2 tbsp baking powder
pinch of salt
2 + 1/2 cup self raising flour (+ extra for flouring the surface)
1 sachet dream topping

For the filling

1/3 cup (75g) unsalted butter, at room temp
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 + 1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon

For the glaze

5 tbsp cream cheese (like philadelphia)
1/2 can condensed milk

How to make:

1) In a large bowl, place the milk, sugar, butter, yeast, baking powder and salt and use an electric whisk to mix for 2 minutes

2) Add the flour and dream topping and fold the mixture manually. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes (this can get quite tiring  but do not quit! Take this opportunity to put all your stress onto this dough lol)

If your dough isn't smiling, you've done it wrong :P
3) Place the dough into a greased large bowl, cover and leave to rise for one hour

4) Place the dough onto a clean surface, and roll it out to form a rectangle of an approximate size of 40 x 30 cm. Spread the butter over the surface of this rectangle. In a seperate small bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon together, then sprinkle evenly over the buttered rectangle

5) Gently roll the dough as if you are forming a swiss roll, keeping your rolls as tight as possible

 6) Cut the ends off the cinnamon roll, then divide the cinnamon roll into around 12-14 even slices. Place spread out onto a tray lined with baking paper

I then spread them out (next picture)

7) Cover with cling film and leave to rise for a further 30 minutes

8) Place into the oven on 180 degrees Celsius for 13-15 mins (keep your eye on them, I would say mine could have done with 1-2 mins less in the oven). 

9) Meanwhile make the topping by whisking together the cream cheese and condensed milk

10) Remove the cinnabons from the oven and place some topping over each one whilst they are still warm, then serve

My points for next time...cut the cinnamon slices a little thicker maybe, just to give them the more professional look. I would also not make that topping again, as it can be quite sweet for most people. Other than that, cinnabons were yummy. Enjoy :)


  1. So called Chef Booza5 January 2013 at 23:51

    awwwwwww :') *tearful moment*...can I just say theres nothing more fun than baking alongside my one and only Chef Nos the boss...and yet again Chef Nos's cinnabons beat mine mA :) ...3eeeeedoooha ;)

    1. Awwwwwww!!! Your sooo cute :D bil3akas thanks soo much to you, you are def the Chef ;) We really should 3eeda...and yours beat mine for sure, your the professional baker after all ;)

  2. So called Chef Booza6 January 2013 at 00:02

    akeeeed inA :D

  3. Those cinnamon buns looked swirled to perfection.

    1. Thank you :D. Im not sure about perfection, but tried my best :)

  4. Yup Yup absolutely droolicious ;)

    1. Lol, why thank you dear Warda ;) (figured its you behind this anonymous comment). I'm honoured when it comes from you, the cinnabon expert :D

  5. Lool nos you know that's the only thing of mine people like, you should see their faces if I attempt anything else loool
    Respect to you :)

    1. Noo, dont be silly!! I've tasted your cooking (or maybe you helped with the dish) and it was amazing mashAllah! You know how to cook and bake, so respect goes to youuu! :)

  6. :o if I'm not allowed to silly stuff, neither are you
    Thats a deal