Every so often, I get the most intense cravings for cinnamon rolls. The flaky pastry supermarket kind sadly doesn’t cut it, and I find myself longing for the warm, gooey variety, straight from the oven. Thankfully, with this super easy cheat method, they are one of the easiest things you can whip up in the kitchen.
It feels wrong to call it a recipe as it’s just so simple. Grab a pack of ready made, re-rolled puff pastry. Mix up a the paste for the inside by combining 1/3 cup softened butter, 2 tbsp cinnamon, 3 tbsp cup light brown sugar, 2 tbsp golden caster sugar. Mix and match the sugars if you like, just make sure they add up to approx. 1/3 cup overall. Mix these together with a spoon until combined into a glorious dark brown paste. Preheat the oven to 180oc, unroll the pastry and carefully spread the cinnamon mix over the whole thing, and roll it up. Cover the roll in cling film and pop it in the fridge to chill, to make slicing easier.
Slice the roll into inch thick slices, and lay down in a heat proof tray. Pop in the oven for 10-12 minutes until the pastry turns golden. Mix up a simple glaze by combining icing sugar and water, and drizzle on the top. Enjoy!
The remaining rolls will keep just fine in the fridge. I cover the whole tray in foil and store like that, and then just transfer the rolls to a microwavable bowl and heat up for 30 seconds, when they’ll be warm, gooey and good as new again. This ‘recipe’ is one of my favourites as it’s so quick and easy, and is one you can easily whip up the night before to cook for breakfast the next morning. The rolls are sticky, sugary and a little bit messy, and a great way to start a chilly wintery morning.