Sunday, 14 February 2016

speedy cinnamon swirls

Cinnamon is my favorite spice, scent and taste.
Nothing beats the sweet, sticky and warm gloriousness that is cinnamon swirls.
But sadly I and many other people don't have the time to make puff pastry in the morning, so here is my quick easy and morning friendly cinnamon swirls.


  • 3 1/2 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups of muscovado or caster sugar 
  • 1/4 pack unsalted butter
  • 1 pack ready made sweet puff pastry 
If you have bought frozen pastry leave it to thaw in the fridge overnight, if you are using chilled pastry take it out of the fridge about 5 minutes before baking just to let it get to room temperature.

Preheat your oven to 190c or gas mark 5.
You will also need to grease a medium pyrex dish or any other oven proof  deep glass dish.
Take your pastry out of the packaging and unroll it onto a floured board.
Melt your butter over a low heat, once melted using a pastry brush paint a thing coating of butter over the whole pastry sheet.
In a bowl mix your sugar with the cinnamon, sprinkle the cinnamon sugar all over the pastry sheet until completely coated.
Now it's time to rock and roll...
sugar side up! gently start to fold over the pastry, slowly roll the pastry forward until you reach the end of the sheet then using a small amount of butter dab the ending of the pastry and smooth it down so that there is no seem.
To cut the pastry you will need a larger sharp knife so you can make clear cuts.
Gently moving the knife in zig zag motions, each piece should be about 2cm wide.
Once you have finished cutting the pastry, you should be able to see the very defined swirls. Place them in your buttered glass dish, make sure the swirls are close together so that when it cooks the expand and cling on to each other.

 Using your pastry brush,
 glaze the cinnamon swirls with the rest of your butter. Cook in the oven for 15 minutes or until golden in colour.

You can serve with home made sweet cream cheese frosting, or a quick glace icing. They are gorgeous on their own with a cup of coffee! best served warm enjoy!


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