1 cup slightly warm Milk
2 whole eggs
⅓ cup melted butter
4½ cups strong white bread Flour
1 tsp Salt
½ cup caster sugar
2½ tsp dried yeast (one regular sachet)

½ cup dark brown sugar
½ cup light brown sugar
2½ tbsp ground cinnamon
⅓ cup spreadable butter

1 cup milk
2 cups icing sugar
50g melted butter
1 tsp vanilla essence

Put the first cluster of ingredients into a dough cycle in your bread machine, wet ingredients first. I originally used the basic dough cycle on my Panasonic, but it turns out the quicker ‘pizza dough’ cycle is just as good for this recipe. Yay!

When it’s ready, take out the dough and knock it back on a floured surface. Roll it out into a rough rectangle shape, roughly the size of a sheet of A4 paper.

Spread your sheet with the butter – I’ve found using a ‘spreadable’ butter here makes for buns that stay a bit gorgeously gooey at room tempterature. Mix together the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the butter.

Gently lift one of the short edges of the rectangle and roll the dough. Sit it so the seam is at the bottom.

Mark the roll every inch with a knife. Take a length of (non-minty!) dental floss and cut your roll at each mark – this is *crazy* satisfying, and gives you a lovely clean cut.

Arrange your rolls in a large baking pan, lined with parchment. Nestle them together but leave a little room for rising. Sit the pan somewhere warm, with clean a tea towel over the top. Leave for half an hour. Preheat your oven to about 200c.

Once they’ve risen, put your buns in the oven for 10-15 minutes – watch them, as this seems to vary with every batch. Mix together the remaining ingredients and pour over the buns while still hot from the oven.

* pro tip: when mixing your icing, add half the sugar first, so it’s very runny. Drizzle a little of this into the crevices of your buns, then add the rest of the sugar and ice as usual. Gives super-moist & gooey insides! *

Best eaten warm, but delicious any time, quite frankly.

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  • January 16, 2024

Very good blog.Thanks Again.

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  • Ping

  • February 07, 2015

Oh cinnamon rolls/buns are an absolute favorite in our household, especially the adults lol! I will try the tip with the icing next time, thank you.

  • Sara

  • April 13, 2014

Oh Emily, thanks for such a gorgeous comment! Hope you got around to your cinnamon rolls! Let me know your ig name so I can put the two together 🙂 xxx

  • Sara

  • April 13, 2014

Thank you Emma! Making dough in the bread machine has changed it from a dusty-unloved gadget to a kitchen essential again! Definitely give it a go! 🙂 x

  • Emily

  • April 02, 2014

Hello! What a lovely blog you have! Just discovered it through instagram and its so nice to see a UK blogger with so much style, visually and in your writing. Very much enjoying it and looking forward to making and devouring my own cinnamon rolls this weekend! X

  • Emma

  • March 31, 2014

Hello. I thought i Would come over and see your blog. Only got this far! I have got the Panasonic bread machine, I love making sweet dough but haven’t done in the bread machine before! Well done for your feature this weekend!! X

  • Sara

  • March 28, 2014

A 6am, cinnamon buns are a basic human right. I left my dough a little long the other day & it tried to take over the world, so I hear you on ‘rise happy’. Hope you have more success next time! x

  • Sara

  • March 28, 2014

I’m not sure. Possibly a tapeworm… x

  • Hann

  • March 25, 2014

I have also found that being woken up at ridiculousoclock calls for cinnamon buns. What else are you to do at 6am?! I tried using my bread maker once but my dough got a little bit risehappy. I’ll definitely be trying out this recipe though!

  • Rebecca

  • March 25, 2014

I’ve gained a stone just from looking at the pics. How are you so tiny? *envies*

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