Cheat’s Cinnamon Scroll Pastries

Don’t go to a bakery to buy pastries for brunch.

I love classic cinnamon rolls but rarely have time to make them. However this recipe is so quick that these will become a regular weekend menu item.

The resulting scrolls are buttery, flaky, delicious bites. They are best served warm soon after being baked. Actually, I should probably put a warning here that you won’t be able to eat just one…

I drizzled my scrolls with a little simple frosting – that is optional but I recommend it 🙂

Ingredients – makes 12 scrolls:

  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed (my sheets are 25cm/10 inches square)
  • 1/4 cup (firmly packed) brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 115g/4 oz unsalted butter, thinly sliced into small 1cm/0.5 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup icing (powdered) sugar
  • approx 3 teaspoons water


  • Heat your oven to 200C/180C fan forced/390F. Spray a 12-hole muffin pan with a little cooking spray or grease with some extra butter.
  • Dust your pastry evenly with the ground cinnamon, then scatter over the brown sugar.
  • Scatter the butter pieces over the top.
  • Roll your pastry sheets to form logs to enclose the butter etc.
  • Cut your cinnamon logs into a total of 12 pieces, then put 1 piece into each hole of the muffin pan. Ensure that the cut side of the scrolls are facing upwards.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes until golden and puffed.
  • Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes. (If there is any melted butter in the muffin holes the pastry will soak it up whilst it cools.)
  • Use a flat-bladed knife to run around the edge of each scroll to release them from the pan. Place on your serving plate.
  • Put the icing sugar into a small bowl, then gradually add water and stir until you get the desired consistency. (I like the icing to be quite runny).
  • Drizzle the icing over the top of your cinnamon scrolls and serve immediately.
  • Enjoy!

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4 Responses to Cheat’s Cinnamon Scroll Pastries

  1. mydearbakes says:

    Love your bakes! Keep the creations coming! =D

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