Addictive Cinnamon Rolls

This morning I woke up with a huge headache…and I have no idea why…mmm, might be bacause yesterday I had 3 cinnamon rolls and all that sugar and butter and sugar and butter and sugar has not been well processed by my body? Could be that?…nah, must be this unbearable heat and the fact that it is June 24th and I have to go to work while all my friends and family are on vacation…yeah, it’s definitely that…nothing to do with the sugar and butter, and sugar, and butter and sugar and…

Anyway, I have been dieing to share this recipe with you for months and despite its nutritional content and the possible day- after headache, it is defintely worth trying!

Cinnamon rolls are like a small cooking adventure, they need time and dedication and you never know how they are going to turn out until you try them and if they are good, well if they are good… they might become addictive…like they are for me now…but that’s an other story for an other time…

Let’s make Cinnamon Rolls now, shall we?


For the dough

  • 1 batch of brioche dough
  • Lots of melted butter
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • lots of cinnamon

For the frosting

  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 8 tbsp milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tsp maple flavoring

Prepare the brioche dough as explained in my post The BEST pan brioche EVER till the step when you take the dough out of the refrigerator

Roll out the dough into a long- rectangular shape

Melt the butter and pour it on top of the dough

Don’t be stingy, go go go with that butter…it’s all good stuff! I used about 1/2 cup

Now sprinkle about 1/2 cup of  sugar and lots of cinnamon



Roll up the dough in a long snake shape, seal it well!

and cut it into rolls

Place the obtained rolls in a slightly butter round, foil cake.

Let the roll raise for about 1 hour

Then bake’ em at 200 C for about 20-25 min

Let’s give it a closer look!

Meanwhile prepare the frosting.

In a bowl of your electric mixer place the butter and beat it until creamy

Add in 1 cup of this good stuff!

Milk and maple flavoring

Beat up all the ingredients together until you get a smooth and pourable cream

Drizzle the frosting on the warm cinnamon rolls, wait till they become one.

Enjoy in moderation!


I am not going to post the nutritional value of these cinnamon rolls…Trust me, you don’t wanna know…BTW, starting from today I AM ON A DIET!


– LittleDani

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