Okay, I know we’re well into January – I can feel this year whizzing by already – but I felt I had to share a simple recipe for some delicious little treats. I made them first thing in the morning over the Christmas period when I had friends staying. They woke up to a deliciously aromatic house and some tasty little pastries to tuck into. The perfect breakfast – warm, home-made pastries to get your day off to a good start.
Makes six cinnamon rolls with each sheet of pastry.
2 tbsps unsalted butter, melted
2 sheets of ready-made puff pastry
4 tbsps ground cinnamon
1 tsp brown sugar
4 tbsps raisins
4 tbsps chopped hazelnuts
Heat the oven to 200C. Brush the inside and bottom of a baking dish with half the melted butter.
Roll the puff pastry out on a chopping board and brush it with the other half of the butter.
Sprinkle the cinnamon, sugar, raisins and hazelnuts evenly over the dough.
Roll the dough up into a spiral.
Cut the dough into six equal pieces with a sharp knife.
Lay the pieces in the baking dish and cook in the oven for 25-30 minutes until golden and cooked through.
Of course you can tuck into your cinnamon rolls any time of day – and the perfect accompaniment is a cup of tea. Absolutely one of my favourite beverages (I have lived in England for over 30 years after all). And you can make your tea with style with the beautiful stove-top kettle from Kitchen Aid. My red one even matches my oven. Now we’re talking.