Cinnamon Swirls

Jus Rol ready pastry is one of life’s miracles! yes it is right up there with the creation of Earth, mankind, the pyramids etc…If you don’t have the time (or inclination) to make your own pastry then this is for you, and me! No one will ever know you didn’t make it yourself – unless you go on Come Dine With Me because that’s the first question they always ask!

So glad the swirls only take 15 mins to make. I don’t think I could wait any longer than that.

Cinnamon Swirls


1 Jus-Rol ready rolled puff pastry sheet

2 tsp Ground cinnamon

4 tbsp Caster sugar

100g Brown sugar

2 tbsp Butter

1 beaten egg for glazing


125g Icing sugar

1 tbsp Butter

2 tbsp Cream cheese

1 tsp Vanilla extract

Boiling water


Preheat oven 220c / 200c fan / Gas 7

Unroll the pastry sheet onto a piece of baking parchment. Combine all the filling ingredients and spread evenly over the pastry.

With the long side nearest to you, roll up like a swiss roll.

Using a sharp knife cut 18-29 slices and lay, cut side down on a baking sheet.Brush around the edge with beaten egg. Bake for 10-15 mins until pastry is puffed and golden.

Sift the icing sugar into a large bowl, add the cream cheese and butter and enough water to make the mixture coat the back of a spoon. Stir in the vanilla extract, then drizzle over the cinnamon swirls.


Well these were a huge triumph! Delicious and so quick to make. I made mine various sizes, some thin, some fat. They were both excellent. The small one’s were cute and mouth size and the fat one’s were cute and big mouth sized.

Just in case you were not 100% sure about the part that says’ combine all the filling ingredients’ I understood that as melting the filling ingredients in a saucepan on a low heat. Otherwise it would have been hard to spread them. It worked anyway! I cut up a few pecans and put them on top just before I put them in the oven. Very yummy. I did my own glace icing, just out of icing sugar and water. You just follow the instructions on the side of the icing sugar box. A brilliant recipe, with only a little cheating!