The pastry

  • 230 grams (1 cup) milk
  • 70 grams (1/3 cup) sugar
  • 11 grams (2 1/4 teaspoons) dry yeast
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 70 grams (5 tablespoons) butter
  • 530 grams (4 1/4 cups) flour

The filling

  • 300 grams (10 1/2 ounces) frozen blackcurrants
  • 40 grams (3 tablespoons) sugar
  • 15 grams (2 tablespoons) cornstarch

The glaze

  • 180 grams (6.3 ounces) cream cheese
  • 50 grams (1/3 cup) powdered sugar
  • 100 grams (7 tablespoons) whipping cream


  • Stand Mixer with Hook Attachment

    This makes kneading the dough easy and ensures your dough is perfectly elastic πŸ’ͺ.

  • Mixing Bowl

    A large mixing bowl is essential for letting the dough rise properly. Aim for one that's sturdy and has plenty of room πŸ“ˆ.

  • Saucepan

    You'll need this for preparing the berry filling. A heavy-bottomed one will prevent burning and ensure even heating πŸ”₯.

  • Rolling Pin

    A must for rolling out the dough. A smooth, non-stick rolling pin makes this task easier and more fun.

  • Baking Mold

    Use a baking mold to perfectly shape and space your buns during baking. This helps them to expand and bake evenly 🌟.


Step 1

1. Heat the milk to 104F (40C), add sugar, and stir until dissolved. Add the yeast, and leave for 20 minutes covered with a towel until a fluffy cap forms. Ensure the milk is not too hot or it will kill the yeast.

Step 2

2. Place the egg, salt, vanilla extract, and room temperature butter into a mixer bowl. Using a whisk attachment, mix until combined. Add the yeast mixture, switch to a dough hook, and gradually add the flour. Knead for about 10 minutes until smooth. If the dough is too sticky, add a bit more flour, one tablespoon at a time.

Step 3

3. Let the dough rise in a warm place for at least 1 hour, covered with a tea towel, until doubled in size. You can place the dough in an oven that has been slightly warmed and then turned off to speed up the rising process.

Step 4

4. For the filling, put the frozen berries in a saucepan, add sugar and cornstarch through a strainer. Simmer over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and boils. Ensure you constantly stir to avoid burning.

Step 5

5. Divide the risen dough into 2 balls. Roll out each part into a rectangular layer on a floured surface. Use a rolling pin to achieve even thickness.

Step 6

6. Spread the berry filling evenly over the dough. Roll the long side of the rectangle into a roll and cut into pieces of desired width. Use a sharp knife or dental floss for clean cuts.

Step 7

7. Place the buns in a baking dish with about 2 cm (0.75 inch) gaps between them, cover with a towel, and let rise for at least 30 minutes until they increase in size. For a more even rise, place the buns in a warm, draft-free area.

Step 8

8. Preheat the oven to 356F (180C). Bake the buns for 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Rotate the pan halfway through for even baking.

Step 9

9. For the glaze, whip all the ingredients until smooth and creamy. Spread the glaze over the warm buns. Apply the glaze while the buns are warm so it slightly melts into them. Enjoy immediately!


Imagine the warm, sweet aroma filling your kitchen as you pull these berry-stuffed buns from the oven. πŸ₯§ For a cozy breakfast, serve them slightly warm with a hot cup of coffee or tea. If you're hosting brunch, arrange them beautifully on a serving platter and pair with a side of fresh fruits and yogurt for a balanced meal πŸ“πŸ‡. For a more indulgent treat, drizzle some extra glaze or add a dollop of whipped cream on top. Want to impress a special someone? Wrap a bun in parchment paper, tie it with a ribbon, and you've got a thoughtful homemade gift 🎁. No matter how you serve them, these buns are sure to be a hit!


For our **gluten-free** friends, swap out the regular flour for a gluten-free baking blend. Make sure your yeast is also certified gluten-free to avoid any mishaps. 🍞✨ For a **vegan** version, substitute the milk with almond or soy milk, the butter with vegan margarine, and use a flaxseed egg (1 tbsp ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tbsp water) instead of the regular egg. Ensure that your cream cheese is plant-based. This way, everyone can enjoy these delightful buns without compromising on flavor! πŸŒ±πŸ’š


  • Why didn't my dough rise?

    Ensure your yeast is fresh and your ingredients (especially milk) are at the correct temperature. Avoid hot liquids as they can kill the yeast.

  • Can I use fresh berries instead of frozen?

    Absolutely! Fresh berries work just as well. Just adjust the cooking time for the filling to ensure it thickens properly πŸ‡.

  • How do I prevent my buns from sticking to the mold?

    Make sure to lightly grease your baking mold or line it with parchment paper for easy removal.

  • Is there a way to make the glaze less sweet?

    You can reduce the amount of powdered sugar to suit your taste or add more cream cheese for a tangier flavor.

  • How do I know when my buns are perfectly baked?

    They should be golden brown on top and should sound hollow when tapped on the bottom. If unsure, a thermometer should read 190Β°F (88Β°C) when inserted into the center.

  • Can I prepare the dough in advance?

    Yes, you can prepare the dough the night before and let it rise slowly in the fridge. Just bring it back to room temperature before rolling out and baking πŸŒ™.

Nutrition facts

Blackcurrant cinnabons
Recipe Yield:12 buns
Calories:Per serving
Calories (Min - Max):265 - 285
Total Fat:11g
Saturated Fat:6g
Total Carbohydrate:38g
Total Sugars:16g