Cinnamon Swirls July 27, 2010 16:51

swirl Made with bread dough instead of pastry, absolutely delicious! Ingredients 500g strong white bread flour 10g yeast 5g salt 20g sugar 175g water (weighing is more accurate than in a jug) 175g milk 100g soft light brown sugar 200g unsalted butter (at room temperature) 1 tbsp ground cinnamon Method •    Preheat the oven to 250 degrees Celsius •    Add the yeast to the flour. •    Add the salt, sugar, milk and water. •    Hold the bowl with one hand and mix the ingredients around with the other for 2-3 minutes until the dough starts to form. •    Knead the dough for about 10 minutes until it becomes silky to touch. •    Rest the dough for 1 hour. Make the cinnamon butter whilst you are waiting, for the cinnamon butter: •    Cream the butter and sugar together, and then add the cinnamon. •    Flour the work surface evenly and scrape the dough out of the bowl. •    Flatten the dough a little with your hands and then using a cutter divide the dough into 10-12 pieces and then roll them into long sausages. •    Flatten slightly, and then using ¾ of the butter spread it along the dough. •    Then roll it up into a swirl. •    Place them onto a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper and prove for a further 45 minutes. Put the rolls into the oven. •    Mist the inside of the oven with a water spray just before closing the door. •    Bake for about 10-15 minutes until golden brown. •    Cool on a wire rack. •    When still slightly warm spread the remaining butter over the top of the swirls, this will make them glossy and taste delicious.