Citrus Flavours

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This blog has been designed to enlighten the world to sweet and savoury cusine. Personally, my favourite ingredient in cooking is citrus fruits, particually lemons, so I will try to inspire your inner chef to share the interesting flavour of lemons in the most indulgent cupcakes, muffins, cakes, slices, cookies and of course savoury dishes. My collection of recipes can be applied to any situation; formal or informal, in any case they are delicious and will interest your guests! Enjoy preparing and sharing the following recipes for what will be a memorable gathering with friends and family for any occassion.

Friday, April 22, 2011


Recipe and photos by Yasmin

Scrolls are a brilliant invention. It is the simplest of recipes; needing only two ingredients and a constant ratio of 1:2 - 1cup of buttermilk to 2cups of Self Raising Flour. From this you can be as creative or subtle as intented; however, the result is undyingly satisfying. I have made this snack or lunch many times before today, yet today is somewhat special because I am sharing a memorable cooking experience with a longtime friend. A caring primary school friend visited and we prepared this dish, alongside many others, as we prepared a feast to celebrate the end of Lenten fasting. As a beginner we made scrolls, followed by the main meal of Chicken and Corn Pie, and finishing with afternoon tea of Apple and Cinnamon Cake and lastly dessert being Incredible Pie. This was a VERY filling and enjoyable experience - as every cooking session should be. I regard my kitchen and cookbook as an old friend as I embrace the task ahead, rather than some people today who believe cooking is a burden and a nuisance. I hope you enjoy the first of many recipes being posted after my Lenten break. It is both sweet and savoury - a perfect balance to start.

  • Buttermilk (a carton)
  • Self Raising Flour
  • Fillings of choice
Filling Combinations:
  • Plum Jam, shredded coconut, shredded apple and sultanas (as featured in photo)
  • Shredded apple, cinnamon and sugar
  • Nutella and choc chips
  • Apricot jam, diced apricots and shredded coconut
  • Strawberry Jam and mixed dried fruit
  • White chocolate and passionfruit pulp
  • Honey and sliced banana
  • Vegimite and cheese
  • Shredded ham, cheese and pineapple
  • Salami, ham and cheese
  • Semi-dried tomatoes, low fat feta cheese, ham, salami and cheese

In a bowl, combine 1 cup of buttermilk and 2 cups of flour with a fork until a soft dough forms. Flour a mat and rolling pin and roll out the dough until 1-2cm thick. Spread with a filling of your choice, sweet or savoury. Pick up pastry from one end and roll it up to the other (as shown in the photo above). Once the dough is now one big scroll, use a sharp knife to cut the scroll into 2-3cm slices. Place these lying flat on a non-stick baking tray as you cut (as shown in the photo below). Cook in an oven at 180'C fan-forced 4 for 20-25 minutes. Once cooled a little, serve.

This process can be repeated until all of the buttermilk is used. It makes approximately 2 1/2 batches. For the half batch make sure the measurements maintain that ratio of 1:2, in this case it will be 1/2:1. If you don't simplify the ratio evenly, then the dough will either be too sloppy or too hard.


  1. That sounds like great fun. I look forward to the pictures.

  2. Welcome back Yas! These do look good. You're right a great balance between sweet and savoury!

  3. These look delicious. Splendid! Have a Happy and Blessed Easter. Catherine xo

  4. This looks so yummy, I am going to have to give it a try. Thanks for adding such great pics too, it really helps for those of us who are not as talented in the kitchen.

  5. Love the picture! Those look even more delicious than I had anticipated - they look absolutely irresistible.

  6. These really sound delicious and I love the name you've given to them. I'd love to have one with a cup of coffee at any time of day. I hope you have a great day and enjoy the holiday weekend. Blessings...Mary

  7. Thanks Mary! Scrolls is essentially scones that are rolled, hense the names scrolls!!! I hope you all have a wonderful easter break.


  8. This is indeed a very simple yet delicious recipe..i love such easy preparations...

  9. Yummy and delicious looking rolls, thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook. Please give a link about the event in your post.

  10. Thanks For Linking it with Iftar Nights..

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