Friday, 6 December 2013

Quick and Easy Raspberry Jam Scrolls

 Big eyes looked up at me.

'Granny, I'm soooo... hungry!' the small voice pleaded. 'Me, too!' a second little voice chimed in. How could I resist a request like that from Grandsons 1 and 2!

Thinking about what I could whip up quickly I replied, 'How would you like it if I made a batch of ...' 'Raspberry scrolls!' cried the two voices in unison!

And so it was decided - quick and easy Raspberry Jam Scrolls to satisfy the hunger pangs of two active and growing boys!

These are a great little recipe for when you need something quick, easy and tasty - for unexpected guests perhaps - or small boys!

Quick and Easy Raspberry Jam Scrolls

2 cups Self Raising flour
1 tablespoon sugar
pinch salt
60gms diced butter
3/4 cup full cream milk


Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Centigrade. Line a 23x23cm square cake tin with baking paper.

Sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Add the sugar and mix through. Using your finger tips rub the diced butter into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs.

Make a well in the centre and stir in half a cup of milk. Continue to add the remainder until you have a soft, sticky dough. Knead lightly until smooth. Dust the dough lightly with flour and turn out onto a piece of flour-dusted baking paper.

Using your hands gently press the dough into a rectangle approximately 30cm x 40cm. Spread generously with raspberry jam. Roll lengthwise into a long log.

Using a knife mark into 12 equal pieces. Cut into pinwheels and place cut side up in 3 rows of 4 in the cake tin.
Bake for 30 - 35 minutes until golden on top and 'hollow' to the tap.

 My oven is fan forced, so if yours is not add a few more minutes of cooking time - every oven is different!
Serve the scrolls warm to the hungry hordes! I guarantee they will not last long!

And now the reveal! Bravely I include this! At the time I was baking these tasty little treats I was also having my hair cut and coloured - at home by a friend! So this me - foils in hair - not quite looking my glamorous best!!! What do you think!

Oh, and I didn't even get a photo of the boys tucking into their scrolls! They ate them too quickly! But - they did leave me the lonely one below - although their Grandpa did fess up that he'd helped demolish more than one!

What special things do you bake for your loved ones?




  1. Oh Marian, how delicious! And what a joy it must be baking for your grandchild! I was expecting these to be yeast buns… a very clever and quick recipe! Bookmarking now.

  2. Hi Liz! It is one of life's joys to have your grandchildren love your cooking so much!!! These are really easy - I've made lots of variations - vegemite and cheese is another favourite! Enjoy!

  3. Whoopeee! I didn't know it was possible to make Scrolls without using yeast! And I see you've gone first class by using the French 'Bonne Maman' jam. I think your photo looks good. At first, I thought you had got some cake icing in your hair! (Fran from G'day Souffle')

  4. Hi Fran!
    The scoll dough is a variation of a scone dough, so they are best eaten on the day they are made. This is no problem with hungry grandchildren on hand! The French 'Bonne Maman' jam is one of my favourites! Glad you liked the hair - even minus cake icing!!!

  5. Oh, that's just wonderful, my idea for perfect weekend breakfast, you're grandchildren are so lucky :)
    I always bake something chocolaty gooey when my loved ones are craving for something sweet.

  6. Hi Gintare! I'm coming to your place for something sweet, chocolatey and gooey! Yum!


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