Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Very Yummy Cinnamon Swirls

When I made my Cinnamon Pancakes back along, I ended up making far too much filling. So I bunged it into the fridge and everytime I opened the fridge door, there it was, goading me to try yet another cinnamon recipe.  Now how can I say no to that???? So I went and found meself a recipe for cinnamon swirls, which I absolutely adore.  However, just so you know, this recipe does not use the danish pastry that is normally used to make cinnamon swirls. 

I have at last managed to take pictures while baking, coz Little Miss J was fast asleep when I made these! So there are probably too many photos!!! 

This recipe makes about 15 - 16 swirls.

What you will need: -

For the dough: -
Self raising flour  250 g
Salt - a pinch
Unsalted butter, softened 90 g
Semi skimmed milk 170 ml

For the filling: -
Butter (melted) 55 g
Dark brown sugar 60g
Cinnamon 1 1/2 tbsp (this is very cinnamony...you can reduce this if you want)
For the drizzle: -
Icing sugar 60 g
Boiling water 2 tsp
Method: -
1.  Preheat oven to 210 degrees celsius/Gas mark 6.  Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
2.  Sift flour and salt into a bowl.  Add the chopped unsalted butter and mix using your fingertips until teh mixture resembles breadcrumbs.   Make a well in the centre and add almost all the milk.

3.  Using a palette knife, bring the mixture together until it forms a soft dough. You can add the remaining milk now if necessary.
4.  Turn the mixture out onto a clean work surface and knead briefly to make a smooth dough.

5. Roll the dough out into a rectangle, roughly 15 inches x 10 inches.  Spread the cinnamon filling with a palette knife leaving a little space around the edges.

6.  Gently lift the dough from one end and roll like a swiss roll. 

7.  Once rolled, I would suggest popping it in a bit of clingfilm and in the fridge for about 10 minutes.  I didn't do this and it was a bit fiddly to cut. 

8.  Once you take it out of the fridge, using a sharp knife, cut into slices roughly around 1 inch thick.  Place on your lined tray.  As you can see, mine lost a bit of their shape.  This should not be a problem if you bung it in the fridge for 5-10 minutes.

 9.  Place the swirls close together and bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes until lightly golden brown.  In a bowl, mix the icing sugar and the boiling water and beat till a smooth paste is formed.  Drizzle over the swirls when they are slightly cool.

And ta da - you have yourself some very yummy cinnamon swirls - even if I do say so myself!!!!


  1. Yum! I think I may make these tonight or tomorrow!
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  2. Yum I love the flavour of cinnamon

  3. This recipe looks so good. I would love it if you came over to my party "Cast Party Wednesday" tomorrow and shared some of your recipes with us.
    I hope to see you there!

  4. Yum, I've been meaning to make some cinnamon swirls for ages, now you've been so nice as to pproide me a recipe I have no excuse to put it off any longer!

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  6. I have never been brave enough to tackle cinnamon rolls, but these look to good! Plus your step by step tutorial is just what I needed :) Might just have to try it. Thanks for inspiring me, and linking up with us to inspire others ;) See you again soon!

  7. These look so yummy! Please stop by www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

  8. Will definitely be trying these - they look amazing.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Lowri :-)

  9. I love they way they are wonky. Perfect-looking food is over-rated.

    Have a beautiful day,

  10. Looks delicious! I want to try these!

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  11. these look so yummy. cinnamon rolls are my favorite.


  12. Thank You for sharing your recipes with me at Cast Party Wednesday. I would love to see more of your recipes tomorrow!
    I hope to see you there!


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