Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Apple Cinnamon Scrolls
I've mentioned before that I'm not a fan of fruit. Not really, anyway. I know it's good for me and all that, but I just don't have much of a sweet tooth. It is also a conundrum that I adore baking, but rarely eat the fruits (tee hee) of my labours for the above reason.
Now being 21 weeks pregnant with bumpington, I know it's important to eat lots of fruit. Plus, I live in Queensland, Australia, where it's sunny and beachy and summer-fruity and I can get just about whatever I want in good quality. I don't mind a mango or peach here and there but apples and bananas? Winter fruit? nuh-huh.
Therefore if I'm going to bake, then I try to at least get some fruit in somewhere. Even if it's covered in a sugar-butter caramel (hello Pineapple Upside-down Cake). Hence the attempt at Kidspot's Apple-Cinnamon Scrolls. Which, by the way I have just received a text from Veggie Dad as we speak (how's that for timing?) describing them as the YUMMEST SCROLLS EVER!!!!!
And I concur. Apple whole? No thanks. Apple cooked in soft bread with a sprinkle of cinnamon and brown sugar? Well I might just eat that. Especially if it goes nicely with a cup of tea (it does).
You can find the recipe here... As you can see, baby brain led me to read the recipe quite vaguely and I failed to chop my apples fine. I also sprinkled caster sugar before realising it should have been brown. So I sprinkled both. To hell with it, I'm pregnant! I think I will also try it with applesauce to get a smooth filling. Or jam. Or lemon curd. Or vegemite and cheese (oh my!) Or apricots and almonds. Or cheese and chutney. Or cheese and jalapenos or... etc etc, ad nauseam.
They freeze well, and need nothing but a little heating up before eating. Yum!