September 20, 2017

Life made simple – Quick cinnamon rolls


I love to cook and I love to bake, especially when there’s no hurry and I can take my time, but sometimes  you really don’t have it and certainly you don’t need any additional stress to your day. I mean, there’s something magic when you wake up and you can enjoy some homemade croissants, but time in these cases is definitely an issue. Therefore as much as I love to bake or cook something special,  I have to admit that the simple recipes are the ones I like most. This kind of uncomplicated recipes allow you to enjoy the charm of a homemade dish, while spending some quality time with family and friends or just all by yourself  with no pressure or hurries and while it’s clear that one has to make some compromises, I think sometimes it’s really worth it. The recipe I am sharing today is one of them. Of course nothing beats a good traditional homemade cinnamon roll, but with this recipe you will be able to enjoy homemade cinnamon rolls in 45 minutes and you even get that wonderful scent of cinnamon, butter and sugar left in the air. Just as simple as making the dough, forming & cutting the rolls, putting them in the oven, going perhaps to have a shower in the morning and when you return, there you have them in your kitchen!  Sometimes you have to make some compromises in life and sometimes they’re really worth it.



Life made simple – Quick cinnamon rolls


  • 300 grams flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 spoon sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 30 grams butter
  • 180 millilitres milk
  • 40 grams butter (melted)
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven (180°C)
  2. Put the flour, baking soda, sugar and salt into a bowl or a food processor.
  3. Add the butter and mix well until crumbly
  4. Pour in the the milk and knead everything into a smooth dough.
  5. On a floured surface, roll the dough into a rectangle.
  6. Mix the ingredients for the filling and spread evenly on the dough. Roll up from the long side and then cut your roll into 3 cm long strips.
  7. Put the rolls on a baking sheet with parchment paper and bake for aprx. 30 min.


  1. Karla

    September 20th, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    Se ve muy bien, es muy parecida a la de mi madre pero ella usa huecos en vez de leche. Voy a tener que probar la tuya… a mí me encantan y como en casa son más de salado este tipo de postres me caen de maravilla.

  2. Gema Peña

    September 20th, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    Me alegra que te guste, Karla. Esta masa también vale para hacer cosas saladas tipo pizza rolls. Lo que me gusta es que aunque no sean como los tradicionales el resultado es bueno y te permite improvisar.

  3. Elisabet

    September 20th, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Hola Gema!

    Pensaba encontrarlo en español o alemán 😀

    Es que estoy acostumbrada a hornear en estos idiomas {smile sudando}.

    El Baking soda es la levadura?

    Gracias por la receta. Las Fotos las haces también tú? Son preciosas!

    Un saludo desde Alemania*


  4. Gema Peña

    September 21st, 2017 at 7:10 am

    Hola Elisabet! Gracias por tu visita. Me he decidido por escribir en inglés, para evitar tener que escribir dos versiones de la misma entrada en español y alemán 😉 Además me sirve para dedicarle un tiempo al inglés
    y refrescar un poco mis conocientos.
    Baking Soda es Backpulver en alemán. En España lo conocemos como levadura Royal (que en realidad no es levadura pero todo el mundo lo llama así)
    Tanto el estilismo como las fotografías están hechas por mí. Te agradezco mucho tus palabras.

    Un saludo desde Suiza!

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