Cinnamon rolls also known as Chelsea buns are one of my favourite baked treats.

What You'll Need - Makes About 12 - 15 Rolls


  • 3 Cups All Purpose Flour

  • 3 Tbs Sugar

  • 1 Tsp Salt

  • 1 Pack Instant Yeast

  • 1/2 Cup Water

  • 1/4 Cup Milk

  • 2 &1/2 Tbs Butter

  • 1 Large Egg


  • 3 Tbs Butter

  • 1 Tbs Ground Cinnamon

  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar


  • 115g Cream Cheese

  • 4 Tbs Butter

  • 1 Cup Icing Sugar

  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1/4 Cup Milk

Let's Get Cooking - 3 Hours 

Prep - 2 Hours

  • In a large bowl, mix the water, milk and butter and heat slightly. - Helps quicken the proofing stage of the dough.

  • Add the yeast into the bowl, sugar, salt and eggs. Combine.

  • Slowly add the flour and mix until it becomes a sticky dough.

  • Add flour onto a surface and transfer the dough onto the surface and knead for 5 minutes until dough is smooth (Add flour to your hands if the dough is sticky)

  • Grease the bowl you used with butter and place the dough back in. Cover with a dish cloth or cling film and put aside in a warm area to proof - about an hour.

  • While the dough is proofing, make the filling. Combine the sugar, cinnamon and chopped nuts.

  • Once the dough has doubled in size, place it onto a lightly floured surface and roll it out into a rectangle, about 30 x 20 Cms.

  • Take the 3 tablespoons of butter and apply it onto the rectangular dough using your hands of a brush. Then spread the cinnamon,sugar and nuts mixture all over the dough.

  • Roll the dough tightly into one long roll. then cut into about 12 even pieces.

  • Place the rolls on a greased oven tray and cover with a cloth in a warm area to proof for another 30 minutes.

    Let’s Get Cooking - 1 Hour

  • While your rolls are are half way through their final proofing, preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius

  • Place the proofed rolls into the oven and bake for about 30 minutes until golden brown. Let them cool down completely.

  • While the rolls are cooling, combine the ingredients for the glaze.

  • Combine cream cheese with butter with a whisk until combined (Make sure they are both at room temperature)

  • Add vanilla extract and salt and combine.

  • Add milk to the mixture a little at a time until the mixture is loose and can be poured but not runny.

  • Smear the glaze over the rolls using a spatula or a spoon.