Hot Cross Scrolls

Anyone who follows Simple Home Cook and Be A Fun Mum knows that we love our scroll recipes. I also love hot cross buns and have consumed way too many of them already and it is not even Easter yet. So why not combine them!

They are much easier to make than hot cross buns – no yeast – no rising time and limited sugar which makes them a healthier  alternative.

Happy Easter everyone and have a safe holiday.

Amanda (Simple Home Cook)

Hot Cross Scroll

Makes 8

Scroll

  • 3 cups self-raising flour
  • 2 cups natural Greek yoghurt
  • ½ tsp mixed spice
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tsp caster sugar
  • ¾ cup sultanas

Cross

  • ½ cup flour
  • 4 Tbspn water

Glaze

  • 2 Tbspn caster sugar
  • 2 Tbspn hot water
  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.
  1. In a large bowl, add all scroll ingredients. Stir to combine. The mixture will appear crumbly but mix it as best you can.

Hot Cross Scrolls

  1. Tip it out onto a floured bench and bring together with your hands to form a dough consistency.

Hot Cross Scrolls

Hot Cross Scrolls

  1. Roll out to a rectangle about ½ cm thick.   At this stage you can add other things to your scrolls such as choc bits, dried apricots etc. Sprinkle them over the rectangle.

Hot Cross Scrolls

  1. Roll the rectangle up to form a long cigar. Cut into pieces approx. 4cm thick.

Hot Cross Scrolls

  1. Place on a lined baking tray or in an oven dish.

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  1. Now – make the cross to pipe over the top. This step is optional and for looks only. Stir together the flour and water until smooth. Pour into a zip lock bag. Snip off the corner and pipe the crosses over the top of the scrolls.

Hot Cross Scrolls

  1. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 mins or until cooked through. If they are browning too quickly, cover them with foil or baking paper.

Hot Cross Scrolls

  1. To make the glaze, stir together sugar and hot water. Remove the scrolls from the oven and immediately brush over glaze. Allow to cook slightly.

Hot Cross Scrolls

We cut them in half, lathered them with butter and devoured them all!

Hot Cross Scrolls

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Amanda started on this journey when her 3rd child was born, and feeding a family of 5 became even more of a challenge with three children under 3 1/2 years of age! She started working on a list of recipes that were simple and affordable that she could make ahead of time so she wasn’t stuck in the kitchen at 5pm when the household duties kicked up a notch. Amanda’s goal is to create simple meals that anyone can cook and enjoy without spending hours in the kitchen. Her recipes are perfect for that busy weeknight dinner, snacks to fill the lunch boxes or for students learning to cook. It’s simple home cooking at its best to free up your time to enjoy the fun things in life — your kids! Check out her cookbooks at www.foodbefore5.com.au and her Simple Home Cook Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/foodbefore5

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