Who doesn’t love the smell of a freshly baked cinnamon bun? Now, you can have this delicious smell at home, and get to enjoy the wonderful taste of cinnamon buns for breakfast or afternoon tea with this quick and easy cinnamon buns recipe!
Here is an incredibly easy cinnamon bun recipe that can be baked and enjoyed fresh, or kept for a breakfast date or weekend treat. Make sure to warm the cinnamon buns up before serving so that they taste as scrumptious as possible!
- Plain flour for dusting
- 500g puff pastry
- 1 egg beaten
- 75g caster sugar
- 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
- Lightly dust a surface with the flour.
- Roll out the pastry to measure 50cm x 50cm.
- Brush the pastry well with the beaten egg.
- Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle this over the pastry.
- Fold the pastry in half towards your body and pinch down the edges to seal it.
- Roll the pastry out again to measure 40cm x 50cm.
- Cut it into 5cm wide strips – you should get 10 strips in total.
- Take one strip at a time and twist it into a corkscrew shape, do this by holding one end down and twisting at the other end.
- Wrap the twisted pastry around itself to create a flat, twisted spiral.
- Tuck the end under the pastry and squeeze it down to stick together.
- Repeat this with the remaining strips.
- Preheat the oven to 200° Place the pastries on a baking tray lined with baking paper and glaze them with some more beaten egg.
- Bake the pastries in the oven for 20-25 minutes until they are cooked through and golden brown.
- Leave to cool on a wire rack before serving them warm.
Can I Freeze The Cinnamon Buns?
Yes, the cinnamon buns can be frozen, but you will need to freeze them before they are baked.
Once you have twisted and tucked and formed all of the pastry strips, you must lay them flat on a baking tray. Leave space between them so that they are not touching. Place the baking tray in the freezer for the pastries to be flash frozen.
Once the pastries have frozen solid, transfer them to a plastic freezer bag, and label the bag with the date of freezing. Use the pastries within 2 months of freezing.
When you want to bake the cinnamon buns, remove them from the freezer and leave them in the fridge overnight. Then bake them in a preheated oven at 200°C until golden and cooked through.
By freezing the pastries on the baking tray first, you are ensuring that they don’t freeze stuck together, so you can easily remove a few at a time if you do not want to bake the whole batch.
Keep a stash of frozen cinnamon bun pastries in the freezer for when you want a baked treat at home, without having to put in any effort!
These quick and easy cinnamon buns will be a firm family favourite!