Easy Peasy Cinnamon Rolls

I feel a bit embarrassed calling this a recipe. Its honestly the easiest thing to make, I actually had all these things in my cupboards (which considering how bare they were, was amazing)
Since seeing this recipe for cinnamon sugar pull-apart bread, I’ve been wanting to make something like this, but recipes with huge ingredient lists scare me off. I know, I know.

When I need something sweet, I usually whip up a half batch of Nigellas Ultimate Fairy Cakes because they’re so easy. Weigh out everything, throw it in the food processor, turn on and make a cup of tea. Pour into cases and throw into oven. Tea is ready for drinking when cakes are ready for eating. Thats good timing. This recipe may beat it.

I found the recipe on thekitchn.com which mentioned Ikea for some reason. Here’s my version of that recipe:


  • 1 pack of pizza dough mix (this is so cheap, I try to have a few packs in the cupboard. I’m so obsessed with making my own pizza after going round to Michaela’s house and having one made for me. YUM)
  • 70g sugar. Nothing fancy here, just the usual white granulated stuff you put in tea.
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted


  • Preheat the oven – I’m really lazy, and I just put everything on 200C.
  • Make up the pizza dough mix as instructed on the packet. I know, I’m really taxing you here. Roll it out into a rectangle.
  • Spread melted butter all over the pizza dough, leaving a centimetre around the edges (otherwise you end up with a huge mess. Trust me.)
  • Mix the cinnamon with the sugar. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mix onto the buttered area (don’t try to be clever and use the sieve, because thats just going to dump it all in the middle of the dough. Do about half at a time)
  • Roll it up. If the dough is  a rectangle shape, roll the shortest side, so you get a nice fat sausage. Mmm. Sausages. Pinch the edges to seal up the sausage.
  • Slice it up, and arrange the slices in a greased pan. If the pan is too big, you’ll end up with the sugar melting into that space and then cooling to form a super human coating.
  • Pop in the oven for about 15-20 mins. Make a cup of tea.
  • They’re done when they’re nice and brown – you’ll just know when they’re ready. Its also known as “I’m so hungry from the yummy smells coming out of the oven”
  • Drizzle a icing sugar and water glaze over the top – you could make proper butter cream icing to drizzle, but lets be honest, that involves way more work than you can be bothered with.
  • In the photo above, I split each roll into individual cake cases, it just makes it easier to hold and if you’re that way inclined, easier to share.

Serves – er, lets say one, I really liked these. My method might sound like its really difficult, but heres the easy version: make dough, butter, sprinkle, roll, slice, bake.

As a convenient segway (oh would you look at that), this is also a good time to tell you about my new blog, Burnt Tips. Alex challenged me to start making more home cooked meals, rather than the usual ready meals and packet mixes that we were living off. I thought keeping a blog would help motivate me into making meals, and also as a useful way to keep track of what I’ve made before, and what to change next time! Its very much in the beginning stages, but hopefully I’ll be able to share more successful meals!

Let me know if you try these, I’d love to hear what you think! I’d also love any recipes or favourite food blog links as well!


  1. Max says

    I think I shall be throwing some of those together this evening – far too easy!

    Try looking at the Guerilla Griller’s blog – lots of good ideas and foodie tips :)


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