20 April 2013

Autumn Cinnamon Scrolls {Recipe}

With the cooler weather finally here, we are drawn to warm, comforting food.

For me, cinnamon always reminds me of autumn, so today, we were baking bread and decided while the oven was on, we’d make some cinnamon scrolls. We based our scrolls on a recipe from, with a few little tweaks as we went along.


Cinnamon Scroll Recipe


Autumn Cinnamon Scrolls

Ingredients (dough)

1 x 7g pack of dry yeast

4 cups of plain (all purpose) flour

1/2 cup of warm water

1/3 cup of warm milk

1/3 cup of castor sugar

4 tablespoons of butter (or margarine)

1 egg

1 teaspoon of salt


Ingredients (Cinnamon Sugar)

2 tablespoons of butter (or margarine)

1/2 cup of castor sugar

2 teaspoons of cinnamon


Ingredients (Icing)

1 cups of icing sugar

2 tablespoons of milk

2 teaspoons of vanilla extract



Place the yeast into the mixing bowl and pour in the warm water. Stir it until the yeast dissolves.

Stir in the milk, castor sugar, butter, egg, salt and 3 cups of the flour. Beat until smooth. If you have a dough hook for your electric mixer, this works best. Mix in only enough of the remaining flour to make the dough easy to handle.

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface, knead until smooth and elastic.

Place the dough in a large greased bowl; turn the greased side up. Cover with cling film (and a blanket) and let it rise in warm place until the dough doubles in size. Approximately 1 hour.

Punch down dough; on a lightly floured surface roll dough into rectangle – (approximately 9 x 18 inches)

Once the dough is rolled out, spread it with the butter.

Sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon (evenly) over the dough rectangle.

Roll up tightly, beginning at the shorter end.

Seal well by pinching edges of roll together.

Cut the roll into 1 to 1 1/2 inch slices. Space the scrolls our on a greased pan.


Cinnamon Scrolls 1


Cover and let the dough rise again until it has doubled in size again (approximately 30 minutes). 

Turn on the oven – 200 degrees celcius

Bake for 30 minutes or until golden


Cinnamon Scrolls 2


To make the icing, mix the icing sugar, milk and vanilla in a small bowl.

Drizzle the icing mixture over the scrolls, while they’re still warm.

Serve and enjoy.


Cinnamon Scrolls 3


Autumn – what is your favourite autumnal treat?

What is your favourite part of Autumn?


  1. Anorina this looks lovely! Love the pink, striped tray & turquoise owl plate too! Looks very comforting indeed! Fi xx

    1. Thanks Fi. I love this owl plate too - one of my favourite purchases from the new Target catalogue.

  2. I love everything about Autumn & winter - dressing warmer, scarves, dark earlier, great stitching weather, warm gas fire or wood fire, happy kitties in front of the heater, slow cooked foods & warm curries. At the moment I can't wait to use my slow cooker again & make warm, pungent meals like curries. Still in the low to mid 20s in Perth so not too cool yet but the signs are good! Will be trying these scrolls. xx

    1. Yes, the slow cooker. I love slow cooker weather! Bring on autumn, good and proper!

  3. Oh wow yummy, thank you soo much for sharing :)

  4. Oh yum. I love autumn and winter too. The cold air makes me feel alive and I have so much more energy.

    1. Yes absolutely. Summer is so exhausting!

  5. They look amazing!! I'm going to try them too. I associate autumn with the slow cooker, my kitties sleeping on my lap, knitting and flannelette PJs! Today has been the first day in forever that Perth has felt autumnal.

    1. I love flannelette pjs and sheets. Hope Perth stays cool for you. Autumn has been slow in arriving this year.


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