Cinnamon Whirls & Raisin Buns


These are sticky and gooey, just perfect with a cup of tea. And the ingredients used means no proving is needed so they can just be made and put straight into the oven. Use the majority of your mix to make the whirls and then whatever is left over can be mixed with a handful of raisins and shaped into buns.


  • 400g self raising flour
  • 50g granulated sugar
  • 2tbsp cinnamon
  • 100g melted butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 175g whole milk

For the filling:

  • 50g butter
  • 70g sugar
  • 2tbsp cinnamon


  1. In an electric mixer, blend the eggs, butter and milk together for a minute or two until frothy.
  2. Add in the other ingredients and mix slowly until a dough is formed.
  3. Roll out 3/4 of the dough on a floured surface, try and keep the shape as rectangular as possible.
  4. Melt all of the filling items together over a medium heat until the sugar has dissolved.
  5. Spread this filling fully over the dough.
  6. Now roll the dough up into a tube shape, as though its a swiss roll.
  7. Using a sharp knife cut into 8 pieces and position next to each other on a baking tray.
  8. With the left over mix, add a handful of raisins and shape into bun shapes. Place on the baking tray with the whirls. They should look like this:
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  10. Bake for 30-35 minutes at 180 degrees. Leave to cool.
  11. To make these extra sticky, make a simple sugar & water glaze with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
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