Make these classic cinnamon buns then check out our cinnamon rolls, Chelsea buns, cardamom buns, cinnamon swirls and vegan cinnamon rolls.


  • plain flour, for dusting
  • puff pastry, 500g block
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 75g golden caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon


  • STEP 1

    Lightly dust a work surface with flour, roll out the pastry to a 50cm x 50cm square, then brush well with beaten egg.

  • STEP 2

    Mix the sugar and ground cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle over the pastry.

  • STEP 3

    Fold the pastry in half towards you and pinch the edges to seal.

  • STEP 4

    Roll out again to a 40cm x 50cm rectangle, then cut the pastry into 10 (5cm-wide) strips.

  • STEP 5

    Take a strip and twist it into a corkscrew shape by holding one end and twisting the other.

  • STEP 6

    Wrap the pastry around itself so that you have a flat, twisted spiral.

  • STEP 7

    Tuck the end underneath the pastry, squeezing to stick it. Repeat with the remaining strips.

  • STEP 8

    At this stage the pastries can be frozen on a baking tray and, once frozen, transferred to freezer bags.

  • STEP 9

    To cook, fully defrost in the fridge overnight before baking.

  • STEP 10

    To bake, heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Put the pastries on a baking paper-lined tray and glaze with more beaten egg.

  • STEP 11

    Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until golden and cooked through. Cool a little on a wire rack before eating warm.

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