Monday, April 17, 2023

No Knead Cinnamon Rolls

What a beautiful weekend we had! I just had to enjoy tea by my waterfall with a pretty new teacup that my Australian friend, Tina, sent me. 

It has room for a snack and it's shiny! 

This called for a Blooming Tea which are so fun to watch as they unfurl in the teapot.

I made Tina's no knead cinnamon roll recipe and they are so, so good! Tina and I both love to bake and love teacups.

I bought this cute teapot warmer on Amazon and it works great.  You lift the middle off and there's room for a tealight, which keeps the teapot warm.

Yield: 16
Author: Kitty, adapted from my friend Tina's recipe
Tina's No Knead Cinnamon Rolls

Tina's No Knead Cinnamon Rolls

This is such a great way to make cinnamon rolls. I did have to adjust the flour for it to work for me.


  • 4 and 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil… or melted butter.. I used oil
  • 1 egg
  • Filling: 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1-2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl, add oil.
  2. Warm the water and milk for 30 seconds in the microwave, then add egg and whisk through.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry and incorporate well using a spatula or wooden spoon.
  4. Cover with cling wrap and refrigerate overnight, or cover with a tea towel and let rest on your counter for 5 to 6 hrs.
  5. Once dough has risen, tip out onto a floured surface, and roll out to form a rectangle about 1/2” thick. Mix filling ingredients till smooth and spread over dough, then roll into a log. Cut into 16 pieces.
  6. Line a deep baking tray, place rolls in tray, spaced apart. Cover and allow to rise until doubled.
  7. Preheat oven to 375f. Bake rolls for 30 -35 mins or until they’re a golden brown . Remove from oven, mix powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract to a soft consistency, spread over warm rolls and Enjoy !


Tina's recipe called for 3 and 3/4 cup flour, but that was too sticky and wet for me. She also used 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, but I only used 1.

I mixed this up in the morning and let the dough on the counter, then went about my day and in the afternoon, I rolled out the dough and finished.

I rearranged some things in my yard and put in some new plants...some coral bells on the left, a spotted leopard plant by the cherub, and a cast iron plant behind the cherub.  My poor linebacker distylium shrubs took a beating this past winter with our arctic temperatures.  I've trimmed and fertilized them, and am hoping for the best.  

I forgot to show my son Mike's veggie tray that he created for Easter. 

My handsome grandson Caiden went to prom this past weekend.  He is as sweet and dear as he is handsome, I must say.  My darling daughter created his date's beautiful Trader Joe's flowers, and saved so much $$$. 

My daughter put together this collage of me and her two older boys, grandsons Connor, and Riley.

Thank you for your visit!  xo


  1. Such a sweet collage and photo of you with all three handsome grandsons Kitty! Your cinnamon rolls look delicious and the perfect treat with a cup of tea. I hope your shrubs rally. Our Endless Summer Hydrangeas took a hit when we dipped into the 20s after weeks of warm weather...*sniff*. We've had some beautiful spring weather too, perfect to dig into some gardening. :) Wishing you a beautiful week ahead. ♥

  2. Oh my, look at those cinnamon rolls. I will always remember when I was training an employee many years ago, and his wife brought in homemade cinnamon rolls. The collage and photo of you your handsome grandsons is darling. I hope your shrubs rally.

  3. Aww, Mike's veggie tray is cute! And I love the collage!
    Enjoy the day...

  4. Those cinnamon buns look yummy!! I love the collage photos too; prom season is so fun.

  5. Your family is just so cute, Kitty. And right now I am drinking a coffee (another night without any sleep) and I am trying to wake up - and practically smell those cinnamon rolls. Oh how good they'd be with this coffee!!!!! Your teacup gift is precious and lovely. That was very thoughtful. Have a blessed week. Hugs. ♥

  6. What fun photos your daughter shared with you. You certainly have an entire batch of handsome grandsons. Beautiful tea cup and snack plate!

  7. Oh I do love the collage of pictures! You have such a beautiful family Kitty. I pinned your recipe. Made a loaf of bread today and believe me, at the price of a loaf of bread I might be making more to freeze! LOL! I would love a cinnamon roll with a cup of coffee or a cup of tea! I hope that your plants do well. Our potatoes are coming along nicely and my tomato plants are looking healthy. I need to repot a few plants but just have not been able to take the time to do it! Mercy! Enjoy your week dear Kitty. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  8. I love your new teapcup Kitty, it is gorgeous and even better, it has room for one of your wonderful treats! A friend recently gave me a batch of her homemade cinnamon rolls that are the best thing I’ve ever had! I bet her recipe is similar to yours, so I’m pinning in hopes I will make these some day! Thank you!
    💕 Jenna

  9. Your lusterware teacup is fabulous...and came all the way from Australia?

    The Easter bunny veggie tray made me smile. The photo collages are sweet mementos of your grandsons. Is Caiden also going to serve in the army?

  10. Oh Kitty, your grandsons are so handsome! Caiden and his date looked so happy on their special night. Your cinnamon buns look to be SO good! And what a great new little gadget to keep the tea warm. Your garden looks pretty, and your distylium do look like they'll be fine. I still lots of questions on several of mine. Love the veggies tray!

  11. Oh I love those photos of you with your grandsons! How sweet and what a lovely keepsake. Cinnamon rolls are my newest obsession. I'll have to try this recipe out. I've been making them with the kitchenaid mixer. This seems least lighter!! That thing is heavy!! Hahaha!!

  12. What a lovely teacup and the cinnamon rolls sound easy and wonderful! Love the Prom collage of you and your 'boys', Kitty! They are all handsome dudes :)

  13. Such lovely photos of you and your grandsons. Cinnamon rolls are so yummy. I used to make them when my kids were small. I guess it's time to try making some again, especially, no knead. Your teacup is so pretty, the warmer looks great.

  14. No knead and cinnamon rolls, this is calling my name. Thank you so much for sharing.
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  15. The cinnamon rolls look wonderful. I appreciate your sharing the recipe! The teapot warmer looks elegant. What a good idea! Your grandson looks so happy! You have a lovely family!

  16. Cinnamon rolls look good and Mike's veggie tray is amazing :)

    Lovely family photographs on this post.

    Enjoy your days.

    All the best Jan

  17. These cinnamon buns look so good :)

  18. This was such an interesting post! I loved seeing the collage your daughter made for you. That is so sweet! The cinnamon rolls look so yummy. May the Lord bless you and all your family, sweet friend.

  19. Kitty, I love the photos with your grandsons. The cinnamon rolls look so good. Thanks for the recipe.


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