Recipe: Cinnamon Swirls

Christmas markets are famous for their foodie Yuletide celebrations, and with the festive season just around the corner, recipe box company Gousto has shared a German Market-inspired recipe for you to recreate at home.


Cinnamon Swirls

A popular German Christmas Market dish is the Kürtőskalács, a Hungarian pastry that’s baked over the fire and then coated with cinnamon sugar. Gousto’s Cinnamon Swirls are the next best thing, they will spice up your festive season with a sublime Christmassy smell, enjoy the dessert or for an indulgent Christmas day breakfast.


Ingredients for 12 swirls:

  • 1 sheet ready-made puff pastry

  • 50g butter

  • 2 tangerines

  • 3 tbsp brown sugar

  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1.5 tsp ground cloves

  • ½ tsp nutmeg

  • 2 tsp ground ginger

  • ½ tsp allspice

  • 3 tbsp icing sugar

Method:


1. Preheat the oven to 180°c/ 160°C (fan)/ 350°F/ Gas 4

2. Mix your spices. Zest the tangerines into the spice mix. Melt the butter in a pan over the stove or in a microwave Tip: Smell the mix – if it’s not bringing you enough Christmas nostalgia, add extra spices of choice.

3. Unroll the pastry and spread about 2/3 of the butter onto it. With a sieve, sprinkle sugar evenly over the top, then sprinkle about half of the spice mix

4. Roll the longest edge of the pastry inwards, making sure it’s tight. Brush the final edge with butter to make it stick. Using a sharp knife, slice into 12 even pieces

5. Place on a baking tray and use the remaining butter to brush the tops of the swirls

6. Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes, or until golden

7. Juice one of the tangerines and mix with icing sugar – this is your glaze

8. Paint the cooked swirls with the glaze and enjoy!

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