13 September 2015

Maple Frosted Spicy Scrolls & The Week that Was

Maple Frosted Spicy Scrolls
We had a family birthday this week, so a special tea on Wednesday, complete with a Freddo ice-cream cake (homemade of course!). As an extra special treat I made Maple Frosted Spicy Scrolls for morning tea - Tom's favourite treat in the whole world (the recipe is below).

It's been drizzling most of the week, good for the garden. Not so good for the weeds, they're growing, well like weeds!  Lots of picking done as I've had a few minutes to spare.

The seeds I planted have sprouted, little seedlings looking good. We may have fresh veg for summer after all.

The warmer days have meant we've let the fire go out, only lighting it of an evening to keep the house warm overnight. I'm still drying the washing on the clotheshorses.

Processed more celery and cauliflower for the freezer.

Ran out of bread, and I'm waiting for a part for the breadmaker so I made pancakes for lunches and morning tea instead of going to the shops just to buy bread. Pancakes cost 90 cents to make, loaf of bread is $1.90. We had pancakes over to freeze, we never have bread left so win-win.

Sorted through a shelf in my wardrobe and took a bag of clothes to the op shop and a bag of rags to our mechanic. I tried to convince Wayne to turn our WIR into a walk-in pantry but he wouldn't have a bar of it - don't know why ;)

Whipped up some coconut oil to make an after-shower moisturiser. Summer will be here before I know it and dry, winter arms and legs need some TLC in preparation for shorts and t-shirts.

Washed the outside of all the windows this morning while it was warm and sunny, using hot water, a slurp of vinegar and a small squirt of dishwashing liquid. Now they're sparkling again.

Diluted a bottle of dishwashing liquid for the kitchen.

Was blessed with tomatoes, bananas, chips, rice crackers, cream, tea bags, pretzels, a huge bag of micro greens, and a lovely visit from Wendy on Friday.

 Our Christmas treats are almost covered with this amazing gift of treats, how blessed are we to have friends who share so much!

Put some banana slices in the dehydrator overnight to make banana chips.

The banana chips, cooled and ready to store in an air-tight jar. I've done a separate post about making banana chips for later this week.
Put some tomatoes in the dehydrator for semi-dried tomatoes for summer.

Made tomato chutney, some for us and some for the Christmas hampers.

Bottled some tomatoes.

Maple Frosted Spicy Scrolls

3 cups SR flour
600ml cream
1 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons mixed spice
2 tbsp butter, melted
1/4 cup brown sugar, extra
2 cups icing sugar
3 tbsp maple syrup
2 tsp butter

Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.

Mix the flour and cream together to make a dough. Knead lightly on a floured board. Roll out to a rectangle approximately 10mm thick.

Mix the brown sugar and mixed spice together.  Spread over the dough, going right to the edges.

Grease a 20cm square or round cake tin or casserole dish.

Roll the dough up lengthwise to form a sausage. Press the ends together to seal.

Slice into 2cm slices. Place each slice cut side down in the pan so they are just touching (this will help them to rise evenly).

Brush the tops with melted butter. Sprinkle with the extra brown sugar. 

Bake for 25 - 30 minutes until the scrolls are risen, golden brown and cooked through.

While the scrolls are baking make the frosting. Mix the icing sugar and butter together until creamed. Add the maple syrup and mix well. The icing should be the consistency of custard.

When the scrolls are cooked, remove from the oven. Pour the icing over, spreading it with a spatula to make sure it covers all the scrolls. It will melt from the heat of the scrolls and fill all the gaps. Cool on the tray. 

Once cool gently tear the scrolls apart and enjoy!


  1. I really must make better use of my dehydrator this year. I am hoping hubby makes me an outdoor one to use also.

    Oh thank you Cath, another fabulous recipe to add to my list.

    Have a great week!



  2. Cath those spicy scrolls look amazing, might have to give them a go soon. Darren uses our dehydrated to make his beef jerky but im still yet to try anything in it myself lol Lovely gift of all that food and sounds like a nice visit from Wendy. Have a happy week xo

  3. Those scrolls look yummy, Cath. Thanks for the recipe, am going to try to asap.

    When you have spare time, can you please post how to make after-shower moisturiser with coconut oil? I love coconut oil but have no idea how to make moisturiser from it. Thank you.

    Have a wonderful week.
    Best regards,


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