Apple custard scrolls
Recipe type: Snacks
Sweet, fruity and irresistibly creamy, this apple scroll is the perfect accompaniment for tea time.
- 1 tablespoon custard powder
- 1 tablespoon caster sugar
- ¾ cup milk
- 2½ cups wholemeal self-raising flour, sifted
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 125g unsalted butter, chilled, chopped
- ⅔ cup buttermilk
- ½ cup drained canned sliced pie apples
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon sugar
- Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place custard powder, caster sugar and milk in a small saucepan over a medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat. Cover surface with plastic wrap. Allow to cool completely.
- Place flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and butter in a large bowl. Using fingers, rub butter into flour mixture until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add buttermilk. Using a butter knife, stir until just combined.
- Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead briefly until smooth. Roll dough between 2 sheets of baking paper to form a 20cm x 30cm rectangle. Leaving a 5cm border on 1 long side, spread dough evenly with custard. Top custard with apple. Starting at opposite side to border, roll up like a Swiss roll. Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Freeze for 20 minutes or until firm.
- Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Trim the ends and cut into 10 even slices. Arrange slices cut side-up, just touching, on prepared baking tray. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden and scrolls sound hollow when tapped. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Serve warm or cold.