If you’ve ever tried a Cinnabon then you’re sure to share our enthusiasm for this gooey, cinnamon-y, sweet, sticky treat which is oh-so-naughty but oh-so-good! The best thing about it is how quick and easy they are to whip up and there’s a good chance you already have half the ingredients.
What you will need;
1 pack of Ready rolled puff pasty,
1 tbsp Ground cinnamon,
½ cup of Sugar (we used castor but any will do),
2tbsp of butter
Cream cheese dip:
½ a block of unsalted butter,
½ pack of cream cheese,
¾ cup of icing sugar,
3 drops of vanilla essence
It’s best to prepare the dip first so it can go on chilling in the fridge as you prepare the twists. To begin, lightly soften the butter in a microwave so it’s easier to work with but be careful, you don’t want it to melt (about 15 seconds should do it). Once softened mix in equal quantities of cream cheese and icing sugar – although you can adjust measurements according to personal taste.
Add 3 drops (no more or it will over power!) of vanilla essence, give it a good mix, decant into ramekins and pop in the fridge for later.
Lay out the ready rolled puff pastry sheet. Use a knife to cut it into slices, thickness and length to your preference. Melt a knob (approx. 2 tbsp) of butter in a small dish or ramekin. Using a pastry brush lightly cover 1 side of the pastry strips. Combine the sugar and cinnamon into a cup then sprinkle (we used a spoon) over the buttery pastry sticks.
Twist the pastry into little twizzle shapes, pop onto a baking tray lined with grease proof paper and put into the oven on 200 degrees (fan oven) for 10 minutes or until browned.
Serve a few of your twists with a huge dollop of delicious dip. Devour.