Recipe: Level up your cinnamon scroll game this Christmas with Baileys Cinna-buns

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Recipe: Level up your cinnamon scroll game this Christmas with Baileys Cinna-buns

Words by festive staff writer

Cinnamon Scrolls meet Baileys bliss!

It’s that time of the year, and the cinnamon scroll craze has hit full tilt! We’ve all witnessed the internet sensation unfold, with cinnamon scrolls racking up a whopping 1 million views across 52 social media videos in Australia just last week. But Baileys has now entered the chat, sprinkling some festive magic on this sweet phenomenon with a irresistible twist – Baileys Cinna-buns!

Because we love Christmas and we love a sweet, sweet snack, our friends at Baileys have shared with us their mouthwatering recipe for their iconic Cinna-buns!

So, get ready to impress your friends and family with a Christmas treat that goes beyond the ordinary.

Baileys Cinna-buns Recipe


For the Dough:

  • 1 ¼ cups hot milk
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 17g packet instant dry yeast
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 3-4 cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

For the Filling:

  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

For the Topping:

  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp whipping cream

For the Icing:

  • 1.5 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp whole milk
  • 30ml Baileys Original Irish Cream


Step 1: Dissolve yeast in warm water in a small bowl and set it aside.

Step 2: In a large bowl, mix milk, sugar, melted butter, salt, and egg.

Step 3: Add 2 cups of flour and mix until smooth. Add yeast mixture. Mix in remaining flour until dough is easy to handle.

Step 4: Knead dough on a lightly floured surface for 5 to 10 minutes. Place in an oiled bowl, cover, and let rise until doubled in size, usually 2 – 3 hours.

Step 5: Prepare the topping by melting butter, brown sugar, and maple syrup in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring until melted and bubbling.

Step 6: Remove from heat, add cream, mix well, and pour into a greased 9-x-13-inch pan. Set aside.

Step 7: In a small bowl, prepare the filling by mixing together butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon.

Step 8: Punch down dough. Roll out on a floured surface into a 15 by 9-inch rectangle.

Step 9: Spread the filling over the rolled dough, roll up, and cut into 12 slices.

Step 10: Place the sliced buns into the pan with the sauce and let rise until doubled (about 45 minutes to an hour).

Step 11: Pre-heat oven to 175C. Bake for 20 – 30 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes before flipping onto a serving tray.

Step 12: While the buns cool, whisk together icing sugar, Baileys, and milk until you have a pouring consistency. Serve the buns warm, sticks side up, with a generous drizzle of the Baileys icing.

Step 13: Now it’s officially time to indulge, because you deserve it.

So, gather your ingredients, crank up the Christmas tunes, and let the Baileys Cinna-buns festivities begin! It’s a recipe worth sharing and savouring this holiday season.

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