Fluffy Cinnamon Rolls


For the Dough

  • ¾ cup Warm milk
  • 2 ¼ tsp. Active yeast
  • ¼ cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 Large egg
  • ¼ cup Butter, melted
  • 3 cups Bread flour, plus more for dusting
  • ½ tsp. Salt

For the Filling

  • 1/3 cup Brown sugar
  • 1 ½ tbsp. Ground cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp. Butter, softened

For the Cheese Frosting

  • 120ml Cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp. Butter, softened
  • ¾ cup Powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp. Vanilla extract


  1. Make the dough: In a large bowl, whisk the flour, sugar and salt together. Set aside.
  2. In a heatproof bowl, combine the milk and butter and microwave until the butter has melted and the mixture is warm to the touch, no higher than 50°C. Whisk in the yeast until it has dissolved. Pour the mixture into the dry ingredients from step 1, add the egg and stir with a sturdy rubber spatula until a soft dough starts to form.
  3. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface. Using floured hands, knead the dough for 3 minutes until you’re left with a smooth ball of dough. If the dough is super soft or sticky, you can add a little more flour.
  4. Place the ball of dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover loosely with plastic cling wrap and let the dough rest for about 10 minutes as you get the filling ingredients ready.
  5. Fill the rolls: After 10 minutes, roll the dough out in a 36×20-cm rectangle shape. Spread the softened butter on top on the rolled out dough. In a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon and brown sugar and sprinkle it all over the dough. Roll up the dough to make a 30cm log. Cut into 10–12 even rolls and place in your lightly greased Chef Rectangular Dish.
  6. Rise: Cover the Rectangular Dish with plastic wrap and allow the rolls to rise in a relatively warm environment for 60–90 minutes or until double in size.
  7. Bake the rolls: After the rolls have doubled in size, preheat the oven to 190°C and bake for 30 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove Dish from the oven and place it on a wire rack as you make the icing. (You can also make the icing as the rolls bake.)
  8. Make the icing: Add the cream cheese in a medium bowl, and beat using a whisk on high speed until smooth and creamy. Add the butter and beat until smooth and combined, then beat in the powdered sugar and vanilla until combined. Use a knife or icing spatula to spread the icing over the warm rolls and serve immediately. Enjoy!