Sweet bread rolls swirls, with a festive apple and mincemeat filling.
It’s nearly Christmas! I can’t believe it has come round so fast!
I love Christmas, as there are so many parties and get togethers, which present the perfect excuse to bake some delicious treats, so I will be posting a LOT of christmassy recipes 🙂
Mince pies are the ultimate Christmas treat, but I wanted to see if I could come up with any alternatives, so I had a think and came up with mince-pie cinnamon rolls!
They make a delicious breakfast or afternoon treat, and they are a fun change from mince pies!
Variations: You could try alternative Christmas’s fillings if you don’t like mincemeat. I think a marzipan and apple filling would be delicious, or white chocolate and cranberry!
Ingredients: Makes 12 Rolls
- 500g strong white bread flour
- 10g salt
- 30g caster sugar
- 10g yeast
- 250ml milk
- 100g butter, melted.
- 500g mincemeat
- 1 green apple
- 50g chopped almonds
- 1 tbsp stem ginger
Warm up the milk in a small pan until it has just reached body temperature. Stir in the sugar butter and yeast.
Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl, making a well in the centre. Pour the milk mixture into the well and mix the dough until it begins to come together.
Turn out onto a floured work surface and knead for 5-10 minutes until smooth and elastic. Return to the bowl, cover and leave to prove for 1 hour.
Meanwhile make the filling. Grate the apple into a large bowl and mix in the rest of the filling ingredients to form a homogeneous mixture, set aside.
Once the dough has doubled in size, turn out into a clean, floured work surface. Use a rolling pin to roll to stretch out into a large rectangle, about 2cm thick.
Spoon the filling onto the rolled out dough and spread out evenly, making sure to each righto to the edges.
Roll the dough into a long sausage shape, then cut into twelve 5cm thick rolls.
Place on an oiled baking tray and cover. Leave to prove for 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 180C.
Once the rolls have proved, bake them in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and cooked though.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Serve while still warm for a delicious Christmas treat!