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Cinnamon Rolls {For Two}

I will repeat myself but, this month, I am all about Breakfast {For One} or {For Two}! Here is my third recipe: Cinnamon rolls!

Cinnamon roll for two

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I am so excited to bring you this recipe! It has been so long since I wanted to write and post it. But there was other recipes that I thought were prior to this one, and You will see it totally worth the wait 😉

You see, I created this recipe a few months ago (eh…in March…), well like 9 months ago when temperatures were also that low. And as you might tell yourself, that’s enough time to bring this baby to life, am I right?

Past the old-age of this recipe, I loved making it and I love eating it. What means a lot is that I loved MAKING it. Yes, that’s big for me. Because at that time, I wasn’t as fond of making pastry dough as I am today. Maybe because I have to as I am studying bread and brioche making for an exam next year. But never mind me.

Cinnamon roll for two

Look at this beautiful, risen dough! I have to say, I was proud and so happy. Because I struggled a little a few years back: I really wasn’t that experienced and above-all, not as interested as I am in all the science behind yeast. Now that I understand what’s happening, it’s way easier to work with the dough and to do more beautiful and unexpected shapes.

But that one is pretty classic. And, do you agree, the best? I think so.

Cinnamon roll for two

What’s To Know About This Recipe

Proving time : 1 hour

Servings : 2

Filling : Brown sugar glaze (yes that’s the filling!) and crushed spiced biscuit

Glaze : traditional.

I tried the brown sugar glaze to fill this cinnamon roll as I find there’s not enough cinnamon presence when you make a simple melted butter + cinnamon sugar. I just can tell you that brown sugar is great in this recipe. But your choice.

I also chose to glaze it with traditional confectioner’s sugar + milk. Simple and efficient.

Here’s the result (picture not that pretty, sorry.)

Cinnamon roll for two

Happy Holidays!

Cinnamon roll {For two}

Cinnamon Rolls {For Two}

Make two beautiful cinnamon rolls in just 1 h 30. They totally worth it!

Course Breakfast
Keyword breakfast for two, christmas breakfast for two, cinnamon rolls for two
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Proving times 1 hour
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 520 kcal
Author Bites Of Baking


For the dough:

  • 200 g all-purpose flour 1 cup + 1/3 cup
  • 100 ml whole milk 1/3 cup + 3 tbsp
  • 20 g unsalted butter -room temperature- 4 tsp
  • 8 g fresh yeast or 1/2 package active yeast

For the filling:

  • 12 ml milk 0.40 fluid ounce
  • 20 g brown sugar 4 tsp
  • 15 g confectioner's sugar 2 tbsp
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 6 g unsalted butter 1 tsp
  • 1 Biscoff or spice biscuit -crushed-
  • egg wash -for brushing before baking-


  1. Preheat your oven at 120°F (50°C).

  2. In a little bowl, warm the whole milk in the micro-wave for 30 seconds maximum until reaching a lukewarm temperature. Add the yeast and mix. Let stand, covered with a clean towel, for 5 minutes.

  3. In the bowl of a stand-mixer with the dough hook*, mix the flour and milk (with yeast) at low speed for two minutes.

  4. Add the room temperature butter and mix at medium speed until dough comes off the bowl.

  5. Place a plastic wrap on top of your bowl and close tightly. Turn off the oven and let the dough prove (rise) for 30 minutes.

  6. At the end of the proving time, make your filling: 

    In a small pan, warm up the milk and brown sugar until it dissolves. Remove from the heat and add the butter. When it's melted, add the confectioner's sugar and whisk. Let sit a few minutes: it should thicken a little.

  7. When your dough is proved, cut it in two with a sharp knife. You now have two pieces of dough. Preheat again your oven at 120°F (50°C).

    For each piece of dough: 

    Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface, and, using a rolling pin roll into a very long rectangle as the picture shows. Spread half of the filling and half of the crushed biscuit. Roll slowly and tightly. Place in a baking dish on parchment paper.

  8. Turn off the oven and let prove again for 30 minutes.

  9. Remove the rolls from the oven and preheat at 350°F (180°C) for 5 minutes.

    Brush your rolls with egg wash and bake for 15 minutes. Enjoy while warm or keep it for later!

Recipe Notes

* You can make your dough by hand in a lightly floured surface.

Cinnamon roll for two


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