Cinnamon whirls

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
Makes: 24
Prep time: 40 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
Total time: 55 mins
Costs:Cheap as chips




    • 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






    1. 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.


    1. 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.


    1. 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.


    1. 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.



Nutritional information per portion



fat 4.0g saturates 2.0g calories 95(kcal)


This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.