Yeasty buns made easy by using a pizza-base mix, with a filling of butter, sugar and cinnamon and a sugary glaze. Great for afternoon tea, especially at Easter, or kids' party food
- 290g pack pizza-base mix (we used Sainsbury’s)
- 200ml (7fl oz) warm milk
- 30g (1oz) butter, melted
- 1 tbsp caster sugar
- 1 tbsp golden caster sugar, for glaze
- For the filling
- 60g (2oz) butter, softened
- 60g (2oz) golden caster sugar
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1 medium egg, beaten
- 2 x 12 patty tins, lined with paper cases
Put the pizza-base mix into a bowl and add the warm milk, melted butter and 1 tbsp sugar. Mix together and knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for 5 mins.
To make the filling: Mix the butter, sugar, cinnamon and egg. Divide the dough into 2. Roll out 1 piece on a lightly floured surface to an oblong 30 x 18cm (12 x 7in). Spread the dough with half of the cinnamon butter.
Roll up the dough from one long side to make a thin sausage. Slice the roll into 12 thick slices and put each slice into a paper case. Cover with cling film and leave in a warm place for about 20 mins. Repeat with the rest of the dough.
Set the oven to Gas Mark 6 or 200°C. Brush the whirls with egg and bake for 15 mins until golden. Put sugar for the glaze into a cup and add 1 tbsp boiling water. Stir until the sugar dissolves and brush over whirls as soon as they come out of the oven.
Top tip for making Simple cinnamon whirls
You can use white bread mix instead of pizza-base mix, if you prefer and milk instead of the water suggested on the pack instructions