How to Make Cinnamon Rolls + Giveaway

Warning: preg_replace(): Compilation failed: nothing to repeat at offset 108 in /home/aspoonfu/public_html/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.photon.php on line 332

Sponsored By Nuffnang

Life has been pretty hectic here recently – both the teens have had exams, work has been busy, and it is sometimes a struggle to keep up with all the household cleaning in between ferrying kids to school and their part time jobs etc. We love to bake, but sometimes the thought of all the cleaning up afterwards can put you off, especially with messy recipes like Cinnamon Rolls.

We like to keep our kitchen clean and germ free, without too much fuss. Each Saturday we do a thorough clean of the kitchen. In between we use Mr Muscle Touch-Up on the bench tops to keep them clean, shiny, and germ free. We have granite bench tops and other products we have used have left a filmy residue that make the granite look dull. Mr Muscle Touch-Up cleaner is easy to use, is antibacterial (killing 99% of germs), and makes our bench tops shine.

We keep Mr Muscle Touch-Up on the counter so that it is easily accessible to clean up small messes as they arise. Simply pump it onto some paper towel (or your kitchen cloth) and clean up spills as they happen. Super easy and quick. It has a nice fresh scent.

We put Mr Muscle Touch-Up to the test when we made some Cinnamon Rolls with a Maple Glaze.
Before we got started on the Cinnamon Rolls, we gave the bench top a quick wipe with Mr Muscle Touch-Up to make sure it was clean and germ free.

Once the dough had risen, it was rolled out on a floured surface and covered with cinnamon sugar. While the rolls were rising, the excess flour and sugar was quickly wiped away with a damp cloth. Then we pumped Mr Muscle Touch-Up on a paper towel and cleaned up the bench top in no time. All traces of smudged flour, greasy butter, and sticky sugar were gone – we were left with a super shiny bench – we could even see our reflection on the bench!


2 lucky readers will each receive a years supply of Mr Muscle Kitchen and Bathroom Cleaner, valued at $70.
Prize includes :
6 x Mr Muscle – Bathroom
6 x Mr Muscle – Kitchen Cleaner
To enter, answer the following question
(please leave your entry in the comments below):

What is the biggest mess you have had to clean up in your kitchen?

Giveaway ends on Monday July 8 at 5.00 pm AEST, and the two most creative entries will win. (Giveaway is open to Australian residents only). View Giveaway Terms and Conditions
Cinnamon Rolls with a Maple Glaze
If your busy family needs some nurturing, you can’t go past these wonderfully delicious Cinnamon Rolls. They are so light and fluffy, with a wonderful swirl of cinnamon sugar in the dough, and then topped with a browned butter maple glaze. They smell so scrumptious and were heavenly to eat. The hard part is stopping at one!
1/4 cup warm water
7 g (1 package) dry yeast
3/4 cup lukewarm milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 large egg, at room temperature
60 g (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, softened
3 1/2 cups flour
2 Tbsp butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 cup Icing sugar (powdered/confectioners’ sugar)
3 Tbsp maple syrup
2 Tbsp low-fat milk

Combine warm water and yeast in a small bowl; stand for 5 minutes. Combine  milk, sugar, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a beater attachment. Stir in egg and butter on low speed until combined, then stir in yeast mixture. Mix in 2 cups of flour until incorporated; gradually add remaining flour 1/4 cup at a time until dough feels tacky but doesn’t stick to your fingers. Attach dough hook to your stand mixer, and knead dough for 5 minutes until smooth and elastic (you may need to add additional flour, 1 tablespoon at a time). The dough is ready when it pulls away from the bottom of the mixer bowl.

Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray and cover with plastic wrap. Let the dough rise in a warm place until doubled in size (approximately  1 hour). Turn dough onto  lightly floured bench and roll into an 30 x 45 cm (18 x 12-inch)  rectangle. Brush dough with melted butter, leaving a 0.5 cm (1/4-inch)  border. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle sugar mixture over dough. Roll dough up into a tight log and pinch edges to seal. Trim off uneven ends, then score log every 2.5 cm (1 inch)  and use a sharp knife to slice crosswise into 18 equal slices. Place rolls cut side up into a 13 x 9-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. Cover with plastic and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, approximately  60 minutes.

Preheat oven to 175 °C (350°F). Bake rolls for 18-20 minutes, until tops are golden. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes. To make glaze, place butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until it foams, turns clear, and then turns a deep brown, about 6 minutes. Cool slightly. Sift icing sugar into a small bowl; whisk in browned butter, maple syrup, and milk until smooth. Pour glaze over warm rolls; glaze will set as rolls cool. Serve warm.

Bon appétit!

Never miss a post.

Get fresh new ideas delivered right to your inbox!


  1. says

    what a wonderful product,my biggest and stickest mess was making jam and i had a couple of bottles explode in my vacola,there was jam and glass everywhere,thankyou for sharing this recipe too .xx

  2. says

    The worst kitchen mess I ever did see,
    Was created by my children three!
    Happened on spaghetti night…
    They had a massively messy food fight!!!

  3. says

    Spaghetti with my children..I walked out of the room for two minutes..came back and it wsd all over them the floor the table and trekked across the kitchen…mind you they were 2 and 5.

  4. says

    A new bottle of cordial spilt all over the floor – that child was sadly too small to fix the enormous, sticky, sticky, sticky mess.

  5. says

    I had made my daily green buzz Miss Two Much (at the time) thought mummy’s drink looked yummy and went to grab it and like a slow mo movie I watched green smoothie spill all over the bench down the sides onto the carpet, floor, and my little girl…

  6. says

    I was seven years old and making peanut butter balls in the kitchen when a hired painter walked thorough the room exclaiming, “What are you making besides a mess?!”

    I guess I made a pretty big mess but I still thought they were the best peanut butter balls ever! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway. . .looks great!

  7. says

    The worst kitchen mess I have had was when I had 6 sticks of butter and 1/2 cup crisco beating at high speed in my KitchenAid. A dishtowel dropped down into the mixer and wrapped around the blade proceeding to sling butter from the ceiling to the floor in my kitchen… What a mess!

  8. says

    My girls had this science kit and were making some sort of gel project. They started arguing over who got to mix the gel. Arguing turned into a tug-o-war and next thing I know the bowl is spinning and flying with gel is exploding in the air. There were are miniscule, sticky gel beads splattered all over my entire kitchen. It tool me an hour to clean it up!

  9. says

    Biggest mess was probably a big spill of canola oil in my pantry – all over the tile floor, walls and door – EEEK!! Took forever to clean it up

  10. says

    The biggest mess I ever had to clean up in the kitchen only happened last week and had nothing to do with cooking! I came home to diarrhea and blood all over the floor. Our old dog had Colitis. Yuk. Sorry if I’ve made anyone sick!

  11. says

    I’m thinking Christine wins hands down! Sad to say my kitchen looks like a bomb has hit it most weeks. I don’t like doing dishes, work long hours and don’t have a dish washer so my 70s kitchen is a bit of a permanent disarter. Cleaning it up is always on the to do list, but the sewing machine is in view in the formal dining room area so precious minutes are spent in there or online when I should be cleaning up!

  12. says

    We had just moved into a new house and I didn’t ‘know’ the refrigerator very well so didn’t have a clue that it ran too cold. We bought a 6 pack of soda and all the other ‘first time’ stuff you need when you are moving. The cans for the 6 pack were put on the bottom shelf and in the door. You know where this is going? The next morning I opened the refrigerator to get out some milk and heard pop! pop! The soda had frozen and 4 of the 6 cans had popped their tops when I opened the door~ I had sticky soda over everything in the refrigerator, myself, the floor and seeping under. Waaa! Moving is hard in the best of times, but that was downright horrible!
    Your cinnamon rolls sound yummy! 🙂

  13. says

    Easy one to answer! When the kitchen cabinet fell off the wall – luckily no-one was in the room! We had soya sauce and broken glass everywhere!

  14. says

    That’s not difficult. I made a big bowl of spaghettisauce en put it in a glass bowl. Walked with it to the table and it slipped of my hands. Glass everywhere between the red sauce with veggies. And I saw it moving to my WHITE carpet in the living room….. Yikes.
    At that point the doorbell rings and my parents where there for the dinner I wanted to impress them with….
    Makes me blush everytime I think of it.

  15. says

    breaking a jar of Prego off of the cabinet, I found drops of it everywhere for months, it was an extra lg jar, we even had to move the frig……..

  16. says

    My biggest mess was when my stepson took the mt dew out of the fridge and dropped it and it exploded all over the kitchen, it was one BIG STICKY MESS I tell ya.
    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

  17. says

    I really love baking gingerbread cookies, but they are a messy kitchen job! I get flour and sugar all over the countertop. No one ever complains, though. 🙂

  18. says

    The biggest mess I have ever had to clean up (with help from the culprits) was the time I left my kitchen window open while I went shopping.
    Our boys were riding (and skidding) their pushbikes around in the yard and spraying up fine dust that, of course filtered through the window screen and coated everything in the kitchen in a fine dust.
    And then it rained and the boys didn’t close the window and the rain came in through the window and turned the fine layer of dust into a fine layer of mud….!!!!
    Of course, the sink had freshly washed dishes on it and the pantry door was open too..
    It took FOREVER to clean everything down

  19. says

    Oh Wow, there have been so many! The one that stands out is when I spent hours decorating a cake for my Dad and just as I was moving it to the refrigerator, I tripped over the dog and the cake landed directly onto the floor.

  20. says

    Basically any time my son gets in the kitchen to fix himself something to eat.

    He’s no longer a child, so independence is great and to be encouraged.

    However, he still has a lot to learn about cleaning as you, or better still, DON’T MAKE A MESS IN THE FIRST PLACE.

  21. says

    Not an Aus resident (ex Perth resident now in UK), so not commenting for comp. Just a comment on how I varied my cinnamon rolls recipe (traditional Xmas morning breakfast in my house) last Xmas. I used the following addition:

    Maple Topping:
    1/2 cup Maple Syrup
    1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    1/3 cup butter
    1/4 teaspoon salt

    Melted it all together and then poured it into the prepared baking tray, sprinkled over about a cup of chopped pecans then placed the cinnamon buns as usual on top of that. Invert onto a decent sized chopping board once baked. Sticky goodness.

    For even more mess and fuss, instead of making buns with the dough, roll into pieces about 4″ long and 1-2″ thick, dip in melted butter and maple syrup mixture, then into sugar and cinnamon, and drop onto the above mix in the baking tray. Scatter the pieces so that they overlap randomly for fun tearing apart later. Bake as usual for cinnamon rolls. Those were made for NYD 🙂 The mess in the kitchen for the latter must be seen to be believed – have a sink of hot soapy water awaiting your hands!

  22. says

    I had a plastic grocery bag with bottles of spaghetti sauce in it. The bottom of the bag broke and the bottles fell, straight onto my foot, that didn’t break their fall though, they shattered everywhere! Glass, sauce and a bit of blood and it was everywhere. I was home alone, so had to clean it all up so no one cut themselves later and then took myself off to the Dr for xrays etc, not my best day!


  23. says

    My most wonderful “MESS” happened on the night before Thanksgiving… I will remember always. I was taking a very large pumpkin cheesecake out of the oven and the ring opened up and the bottom of the cake exploded on the floor, the oven, the sides of the cupboards….all over the place. It was like a very large “bomb”.
    This happened 3 yrs. ago, and I am still finding splatter on parts of my kitchen.
    Thanks for the giveaway….

  24. says

    I made a horrible mess when a bottle of “sniffling,sneezing,achey head so you can rest medicine ” fell out of the cabinet and literally exploded on the cabinets,floor,ceiling and between stove and cabinets. The sticky was hard to remove but the medicine smell lasted for days.

  25. says

    Hmm…the biggest messes I’ve had to clean up in my kitchen are always piles of dishes. It’s especially messy when closed containers with little bits of food left in them are involved! Blech!

  26. says

    My biggest mess in the kitchen: It was a rainy and muddy day. Someone let the dog outside(mr nobody) Then someone(mr.nobody) let the dog back in after running through the rain and mud and didn’t wipe her off. So once inside the dog shook all the water and mud off in the kitchen and then pranced all around.THAT was a BIG MESS!

  27. says

    The biggest mess I had ever had to clean up was when Mr then 2 decided to get into my container of food colouring! There was not a surface in the kitchen that wasn’t coloured. I put him in a bath to soak whilst I attempted to clean up the mess – but someone decided to paint the area around the bath tub. If that wasn’t bad enough – when he had finished his bath I sat him down in front of the TV whilst I cleaned the bathroom to only find him in a huge tub of margarine. It went everywhere. How I didn’t strangle him that day is beyond me.

  28. says

    Whenever I bake, it is a DISASTER. I love to bake but I am a very messy baker. Especially when I make sugar cookies – there’s flour & powdered sugar every where

  29. says

    I was handling a cake tin with gooey chocolate cake mix inside when the bottom of it fell off as it was going into the oven leaving me with a huge chocolate river mess to clean up.

  30. says

    I was handling a cake tin with gooey chocolate cake mix inside when the bottom of it fell off as it was going into the oven leaving me with a huge chocolate river mess to clean up.

  31. says

    My daughter put split pea soup in the blender to puree it. She filled it too full and it was very hot. It exploded everywhere, walls, on the window treatments over my kitchen sink, cabinets ….. but getting off the ceiling was the worst part! What a mess!

  32. says

    Hubby bought me a new coffee making machine so he could give me cappuccinos everyday. Sounds lovely……everyday I clean up the coffee grains and the frothed milk,I am still trying to work out how far this mess can go.!

  33. says

    Good things come in small packages??? I’ve just returned from holidays having left my 23yo son home alone.

    No ENORMOUS mess… just days and days or grime, smears and dribbles that boys don’t see.

    Still cleaning. Need another holiday…

  34. says

    My biggest mess was a few weeks ago when my 2 year old decided quietly wake up and sneak out of the bedroom only to redecorate the kitchen by drawing on every single cupboard with textas!

  35. says

    Accidentally leaving my pet cockatiels cage open when I left for work. They had a great time all day hanging around the kitchen, emptying themselves on the bench top and pushing over packets of flour!

  36. says

    My daughter loves to cook, so one Mothers Day she thought she would make me pancakes. She popped all the ingredients in , except the milk. Turned the blender on , and whoosh!!! flour everywhere, even on our dog!!!! hahahaha so far thats the biggest mess, and to clean on mothers day wasnt very nice 🙁 hahha

  37. says

    My husbands cooking. He uses every pot and pan in the kitchen without a care in the world because when he cooks, I have to clean.

  38. says

    The biggest mess I’ve had to clean up in our kitchen wasn’t food at all… It was after we had a new oven fitted and new shelves put in. There was sawdust EVERYWHERE!!!!! I thought I’d seen it all with smashed glasses, spilled milk and splattered sauce messes on the floor, but this one really took the cake (excuse the kitchen pun!).

  39. says

    Left hubby and the kids home one weekend while I went to visit my newly pregnant sister. Apparently he didn’t know how to operate the dishwasher (or fill the sink) so virutally every saucepan, plate, bowl and piece of cutlery had been used…and then left for me to deal with on my return!

  40. Handmade says

    You have a lovely kitchen, and I swear by Mr Muscle Oven Cleaner for charred saucepans etc …. anyway, lots of big messes here – but one that comes to mind is when my husband puts a bottle of beer to chill in the freezer, and forgets about it – only to have it explode as we take it from freezer to sink, spraying yeasty beery sticky mess all over the place ….grrrrrrr!!!!

  41. says

    I went away with my sister for 2 nights and when I came home the dishwasher still hadn’t been unpacked by hubby and all the dirty dishes, cutlery, pots and trays were stacked all over the kitchen. So deflating!

  42. says

    My sister in law(10) and I decided to have a flour fight in the kitchen but it spread throughout the house on feet and clothes

  43. says

    I was boiling a tin of condensed milk, to turn it into caramel, forget it, went outside to garden. I heard a bang, the water had evaporated, the can had exploded, thick, caramel goo dripped from every surface of my kitchen. My ceiling was spattered, the curtains, floor walls etc. Luckily I was not in the room as it was so hot i could have been badly burned. instead I was totally exhausted after cleaning for days.

  44. says

    A little incident involving a can of carrots left in an oven which was then turned on which in turn exploded blew off the oven door and painted the walls a lovely shade of carrot orange no other kitchen mess will ever compare.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *