Quick (and delicious) apple and cinnamon scroll recipe

Posted in Recipes.
  • Makes : 8
  • Prep time : 20 hrs 12 mins 40 secs
  • Cooking time : 20 hrs 7 mins 40 secs

Apple and cinnamon scrolls with absolutely no time lost to proving dough? You’ve got it. Win a gold star from the kiddos with this cinnamon flavoured afternoon tea treat!

I think you’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t enjoy a cinnamon scroll bun and these beauts are all the sweeter from being made in your own kitchen. Rustic they might be, but remember this is your family you’re baking for, not your Baker’s Delight trial run. Promise they’ll be delicious.

Quick (and delicious) apple and cinnamon scroll recipe

This recipe makes 8-10 scrolls.


  • 90g butter, cold
  • 70g butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 50g brown sugar
  • 3 tsps cinnamon
  • 1 apple, peeled and coarsely diced
  • 2/3 cup icing sugar
  • 3 tbs hot water


Step 1: Preheat the oven to 200°C. Grease a 20cm round tin and set aside.

Step 2: In a food processor, combine the cold butter and self-raising flour, pulsing a few times until at a breadcrumb like consistency.

Step 3: With the motor of the food processor running, stream the milk in until a soft dough forms.

Step 4: Turn the dough out onto a floured work surface and roll into a rectangular shape, around half a centimetre thick.

Step 5: In a small bowl, mix together the room temperature butter, cinnamon and brown sugar. Spread the cinnamon butter mixture evenly over the dough and top with the chopped apple.

Step 6: Roll the rectangle lengthwise into a long sausage shape.

Step 7: Cut the scroll roll into eight or ten pieces and fit them into the round tin. Let them touch each other a little, this helps them raise up.

Step 8: Cook until just golden in colour, around 15 minutes. Let cool in the tin for 10 minutes.

Step 9: Meanwhile, make the icing by combining the icing sugar with the hot water. Mix a tablespoon at a time to get the right drizzling consistency – you don’t want it too runny!

Remove the scrolls from the tin and drizzle icing over the top. Serve warm or cold.

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  • Makes : 8
  • Prep time : 20 hrs 12 mins 40 secs
  • Cooking time : 20 hrs 7 mins 40 secs


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