This post has been written several times. I’d got so far and my blogging application would crash on me, deleting the content in the process. I’ve been trying to solve the issue since Saturday and it is Wednesday now, needless to say I’ve given up and I’m starting again.
The weather in Chichester has been pretty freaky lately. We have just seen Slaveboy come running down our drive with hailstones and rain pelting down on him. The Small Shouty One is restless and as a consolation, Slaveboy is taking her to Zak Cool’s drumming session to find out if she is tall enough to reach the drum kit.
I made these coffee scrolls on Saturday morning. They’re Dan Lepard’s Guardian online recipe. I’m sure a few of you have read my Forty For 40 post, where one of my missives was to bake a Dan Lepard recipe a week. I’ve pretty much managed this, give and take a couple of weeks. I’ve been a big fan of Dan’s ever since my friend, Spiker lent me her copy of Dan’s Baking With Passion book and I’ll happily say that I have yet to come across a duff Dan Lepard’s recipe.
The recipe is simple and really, I do believe anyone can make these. The coffee variation of the scrolls does call for a simple sugar syrup, which the wasn’t a recipe for in the column but a quick Google would send you to many a quick and easy recipe for this. Don’t overlook this process as it is the sugar syrup that gives the scrolls that lovely sheen.
The dough was a little bit sticky but nothing a well floured pair of hands couldn’t deal with. I didn’t quite manage definite scroll-like pattern but I think they look pretty yummy.
The scrolls baked in exactly the amount of time stated in the recipe and do remember that these babies will continue to carry on cooking for a little while after they leave the oven.
They were soft inside with a slight crust and Slaveboy said that they were like how English (sorry, Australia) buns used to be like, not like the steamed to an inch of its life rubbish we get nowadays.
They would have made excellent breakfast buns – had they lasted til the next day. I did find half of one hidden away the next day though and I am happy to report that it was still soft and moist and perfect with a cup of coffee.