Cinnamon Buns 101

So Delicious!

Fluffy soft sweet and yummy cinnamon buns. I was cleaning my fridge the other day and had almost a liter of fresh milk nearing expiry date and I had to make bread anyway, so I thought hmmm lets substitute the fresh milk for the water in our quick rise bread recipe.

The result was beyond impressive, the dough became even softer kind of velvety. I’ll be including a video tutorial so you can see the texture for yourself. Super easy to roll and was so fluffy. I think we have a new tried and true recipe here. Absolutely!

As you’ll see in the video I used the full quick rise recipe (Makes 3 loaves) but I have condensed it for those of you that just want to make a pan of yummy cinnamon buns.

Watch me make them here:

How to make cinnamon rolls:


  • 2 & 3/4 cup flour (plus more for rolling)
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 4 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 cup fresh milk scalded
  • 1 & 3/4 tsp. instant quick rise yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 tsp. salt

For the cinnamon inside you’ll need:

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3-4 Tbsp. cinnamon


Scald milk with 2 Tbsp. butter. Allow to cool until its luke warm. Approximately 32 degrees Celsius. ( you can place your pot of milk in a shallow bowl of cold water to seed up the process. Be sure its not too hot it will kill your yeast)

In a large bowl wisk egg with sugar and milk mixture

With a wooden spoon mix in 1 & 1/2 cups of flour that has your yeast mixed in. Continue to stir until smooth and there’s no more lumps.

Mix salt into remaining flour and gradually add until it is no longer sticky ( slightly sticky ok)

Allow to rise until double in bulk.

Roll out into a 9×14 rectangle

Spread with softened butter

Sprinkle with 2nd amount of sugar

Sprinkle generously with cinamon

Roll up tightly starting with the long end

Cut into 12 equal slices approx 1 inch each

Place into a greased 9 x 13 pan

Allow to rise in a warm place until double

Bake at 350 for 25 mins

Cool slightly and add icing if desired ( it makes it the best) I used cream cheese frosting.


I am sure I will get a few questions on how to scald milk. Heres a wonderful article on how to do just that:

For the yeast I used Fleishmanns quick rise:

Should you wish to place cream cheese icing on your rolls this looks like an excellent recipe:

If you don’t want to do a cream cheese frosting you can make a glaze like Martha Stewart here:

What ever you decide I am absolutely sure your entire family will enjoy these delicious soft & fluffy cinnamon buns. I hope you enjoyed the recipe & the video.

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2 thoughts on “Cinnamon Buns 101

  1. Wow! This looks delicious! 😀 The frosting looks awesome too, I think it’s a bit different, but looks great! 🙌😁🤍

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