I found a recipe for easy peasy cinnamon rolls, that I can add to my lunch boxes tomorrow morning. They are just out of the oven and smell outrageously delicious. Here is what is needed:


3/4 cup milk; 1/4 cup soften butter;  3 1/2 cups  flour;  1 packet of instant yeast; 1/4 cup white sugar; 1/2 teaspoon salt; 1/4 cup water; 1 egg; 1/3 cup brown sugar, 2/3 cup of white sugar, a dollop of golden syrup; 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon; 1/2 cup (nearly) melted butter.

Oven proof rectangle dish, oil spray, food processor, cloth

Prepare the dough for the rolls:

Warm up the milk until small bubbles form.Take away from the heat and melt in the 1/4 of soft butter. Let cool down to lukewarm.

In the food processor equipped with a dough hook, add 2 and a 1/4 cup of flour, salt, yeast, white sugar. Mix well, then add the water and egg, keep mixing, the add the milk and butter mixture. Add then the remaining 1 1/4 cup of flour, check that the dough i not too sticky (if so add a bit more flour).

If using a processor, knead for 5 minutes, 10 if you are doing that by hand.

Let the dough rest for 10 minutes, in a warm enough place.

Prepare the mix for the rolls:

Mix together the 1/3 cup of brown sugar, 2/3 cup of white sugar, tablespoon of ground cinnamon, and the  1/2 cup of (nearly) melted butter and golden syrup. I mixed it all until all was well combined and let cool down until the dough was ready to use.

Roll down the dough about 30 cm*20 cm.

Mounting and cooking the rolls:

Add all the previous sugar mix on top of the dough, making an even layer. Roll the larger size over, slowly.

Then cut in roughly 12 equal parts. My dough was a bit too elastic so it was a tiny bit difficult to get a clean cut, but we managed!

Use a some melted butter or some oil spray at the bottom of a rectangle oven proof dish.

Arrange each slice side ways on the dish.

Put the whole dish in a warm place to rise covered by a clean clothe, about twice their original size, approximately 30 minutes.

In the meantime, preheat the oven 190 oC for at least 20 minutes.

When the rolls have puffed up, cook them in the middle of the oven for 20 minutes.