This instructable is a recipe for Apple and Cinnamon swirls. These tasty snacks are quick and easy to make, and are very worth the time! This is an adaptation of a recipe for Cheese and Chutney swirls, because I prefer sweet to savoury. This recipe is easily adaptable, as the dough is just plain dough and you don't need to worry about the composition with any added ingredients. You could make pizza swirls, with tomato sauce and cheese, or nutella swirls,Jam swirls, or any other filling you could think of. If you have any questions or comments, tell me down in the comments!
Step 1: Before We Start.... Ingredients and Tools!
- Mixing Bowl
- Baking tray
- Sheet of baking paper-You don't need this but if you don't want to have to clean the baking tray this is what you want!
- Cooling rack-or you could just use a plate
- Measuring equipment-for measuring out your ingredients.
- Milk- There isn't really a determined amount for this, just however much you need. You'll understand later!
- 50g Butter
- 175g Self Raising flour- You might need a bit more than this, but not much.
- 1/2tsp Baking Powder
- Stewed apple- Again, no determined amount. You can add as little or as much as you like.
- Sugar- Icing sugar would probably be best, but I didn't have any so I just used caster sugar.
Step 2: Prepare to Cook!
Now it is time to make sure that you cook hygienically! Wash your hands,tie up your hair,remove any jewelry on your hands, and don't forget to get rid of nail varnish if you're wearing it. Wouldn't want anything nasty in your food, would you now?
Step 3: Start Mixing!
Take you mixing bowl, and dump in your flour. Try not to make too much of a mess! Now just add you chunk of butter, and here comes the first messy bit! Stick your hands in the bowl, and mix those ingredients together! Keep going until it has the consistency of breadcrumbs(Second Picture). You will definitely get some on your hands!
You might want to add sugar, I didn't so the dough itself wasn't sweet. If you want them to be sweeter, then add sugar in this step. You could also add cinnamon if you want to.
Step 4: Make & Roll Out the Dough
Now you need to add the milk. Don't do what I did and dump a load in at once, you could end up adding too much. if you do, you can add more flour. Bring the mixture together with your hands into a ball of dough. Now put icing sugar or flour on your surface so that it doesn't stick, and roll out the dough. You should roll it until it's about 1 centimetre thick.
Step 5: Add Your Filling!
Now that you've rolled out your dough, you can add the filling. Take your cooked/stewed apple, and spread a generous amount of it equally over the dough. Now sprinkle as much cinnamon as you like over that. Maybe some sugar if you wanted the filling sweeter.
Step 6: Chop and Bake!
Now roll up the dough with the filling inside the roll. Chop it into sections about a centimetre or two thick, and place those on the baking tray. Some might change shape while you move them, so you can arrange any that do change shape back into a swirl. Now bake your tasty Swirls for 15 minutes at 200°C or until they look golden brown.
Step 7: Finished!
Let your swirls cool, and dust them with icing sugar and cinnamon.
Now put them on a nice plate, show them off to your family or friends, and enjoy your tasty apple and cinnamon swirls!