Great British Bake Off 2016

Great Bloggers Bake off Week 5 – Cinnamon Swirls

cinnamon swirls

Easy Peasy Cinnamon Swirls.

Sunday is the day that my little boy spends time with his Daddy and so to keep myself busy as I miss him (I know, I’m a saddo!) it has become my baking day. I love the Great British Bake Off and this is my second year of baking along. Last year, I didn’t manage all the challenges but this year I am determined to. However, Sunday came and went and no baking was done. Why? Fatigue and other bloggers taking up my time! I say that in jest as I attended a fabulous blogging event on Sunday and met up with so many blogger friends, again or for the first time. It was a brilliant day but it involved lots of standing and talking and although I took my crutches, I knew that it would leave me in pain and zap my energy. 

I had hoped to be organised and bake early this week but chronic fatigue got in my way as I think I am entering a bit of a flare. 

So, what is a girl to do? Cheat. Thats what.

Week 5 is pastry week. The challenges in the tent were:


Signature: Danish Pastry’s, 12 each of two designs

Technical: Mary Berry’s Bakewell Tart

Showstopper: Filo Pastry Amuse Bouche 


I had great ideas of making the Bakewell Tart. I adore them and despite the controversy surrounding the fact that a tradition Bakewell Tart does not in fact have icing on it and instead has a topping of flaked almonds, I would have put a lovely thick layer of beautifully feathered icing on top.

But, that didn’t happen and so I give you: Lazy Cinnamon Roll (not really) Danish Pastries. These are perfect for the morning after the night before if you have friends staying over after a dinner party or for children to make for Mummy or Daddy on Mothers or Fathers Day. The house smells amazing, they are easy and taste really, really good.

So, what do you need? 

  • an oven
  • baking tray
  • baking paper
  • knife spoon 
  • teeny drop of water for the icing


  • a box of Jus Rol Pastry To Be Proud Of,  ‘Bake it Fresh’ 6 Cinnamon Swirls!


cinnamon swirls jus rol


Yup. When I say cheat, I mean cheat 100%. 

You open the box and the can inside is just like the American one’s that you see in recipe video’s. There is a red triangle that you pull a little and the can ‘pops’ open. Give it a little twist and help it along and you will then have a perfect roll of cinnamon dough. Slice it into 6 and arrange on the tray, lined with baking paper. You could even give the tooth floss trick a go that poor old Val tried. I’ve actually seen it before online so she’s not the only one to think it’s a good idea!


cinnamon rolls jus rol


cinnamon swirls jus rol


Bake for 11-14 mins at 180 fan or 200 degrees and cool before drizzling with the supplied icing powder (add a drop of water at a time). Bish, Bash, Bosh and before you know it, you have 6 delicious, warm, crispy yet soft, sweet cinnamon rolls.


cinnamon rol jus rol


I apologise that this is a cheat bake but I promise to be back on it next week.

My other bakes have been:

Week 4 Baked Churros

Week 3 Chocolate Cherry Bread

Week 2 Gingerbread 3d Story ( I won Star Baker for this one)

Week 1 Mirror Glazed Giant Jaffa Cake 


hannah spannah

Mummy Mishaps


    1. Thank you…! That must have been my baking talent showing through…..

  1. Mmmm cinnamon pastries! One of my favourites! Now I know that the ready rolled ones are great too and I dont have to spend an age rolling folding and chilling if I cant be bothered. …. it means I can dive into them a whole lot sooner 😉
    Hope you’re feeling better soon 🙂
    Angela x

  2. ha ha well i am liking the look of your cheats swirls and if you hadn’t shown me the packet of ready to use pastry, i would have been none the wiser! they look delicious. thank you for joining in x x

  3. There is nothing at all wrong with cheating when the results are this good, we can’t be Nigella all of the time after all! #weekendblogshare

    1. Go for it! I think it’s been running for a few years and I only found it last year x

  4. Love the cheat! Definitely not cheating! They look amazing. I was at BlogOn, I keep finding out about people that were there that I didn’t get to say hi to! Oops. It was good fun though! #weekendblogshare

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