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Butterscotch Whirls for morning tea

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It was my day for morning tea today. I had a fruit twist loaf that I had bought on Sunday morning but my husband decided to make that an after dinner snack last night.
This morning I had to think of something easy that I had ingredients for. As I was scrolling through my recipes I came across this one, it was originally a microwave recipe but I thought it would be nicer done in the oven, I would just have to keep an eye on it for cooking time. As it was essentially a scone type of recipe it was easy enough to guess how long it would need to be cooked.
I was a little nervous of the cooking a scone in a muffin tin scenario but I am glad I did it; they turned out beautifully, like sweet, soft and sugary pastry buns and looked fabulous. And of course they were quick and super easy!


2 cups S.R. flour
Pinch salt
2 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter, extra
2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons brown sugar

Sift flour and salt into a basin, rub in butter with tips of fingers. Add sugar.
Make a well in centre of dry ingredients, add milk and mixture to a soft dough.
Knead scone dough until smooth, roll out into an oblong shape.
Spread extra butter over dough and sprinkle with brown sugar.
Glaze edges with a little extra milk.
Roll up as a Swiss roll, keeping roll firm. Cut into slices 2.5 cm and bake
in a greased muffin pan at 200C for 15mins.

Will make about 8 fabulous buns and a few odd bod and small ones from the ends.
I doubled the recipe and ended up with 20 buns but at least 6 of these were weird little end ones or smallish. The larger ones looked like fat caramel roses, just beautiful. Anyway, small ones are just an excuse to eat more 🙂 I must eat the substandard ones, they are not fit for guests….

*Update: I made these again (and again) and added some cinnamon to make them into a cinnamon roll. Very very good!



Author: kolandasimone

40, on my way to 40 something...Still not sure what I want to do when I grow up, retire probably... Food obsessed, love to cook it, read about it, eat it... Chock full of useless information that crowds out the useful stuff sometimes.

One thought on “Butterscotch Whirls for morning tea

  1. Oh, my those look good. I bet those were great with tea.

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