Whether you enjoy apples on their own, use them to make our famous apple scrap vinegar, or perennial favourite apple pie, we think this simple apple roly poly recipe takes the…cake!
Hands up if you took note of our How to store apples for winter blog? If you did, then you’ve been steadily working your way through your delicious apple harvest in recent weeks.
And if not, you can always source a stash from your local farmers’ market or food co-op.
Whether you enjoy apples on their own, use them to make our famous apple scrap vinegar, or perennial favourites like apple pie, apple crumble or apple strudel, we think this simple apple roly poly recipe takes the…cake!
This recipe comes from Fat Carrot Farm’s Briony Robert’s great-grandmother and is a family favourite. It’s a basic scone dough filled with apple and served with a butterscotch sauce.
A really great and simple dessert this apple roll poly recipe is best enjoyed after a hard day’s work!
- 1 cup self-raising flour (wholemeal/unbleached mix)
- 2 tbsp butter
- Approximately 1⁄2 cup of milk (maybe a bit less)
- 2 large apples (we use our Gravensteins early in the season, Bramleys in the middle and Sturmers late in the season)
- 1 tbsp raw sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon (freshly ground)
- 375ml water
- 3 tbsp raw sugar
- 2 tbsp golden syrup
- 3 tbsp butter
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Rub the butter into the flour.
Mix in the milk, enough to make a light, sticky, scone dough. Roll the dough into a rough circle about 5–10 mm thick.
Grate the apple onto one half of the dough circle, keeping clear of the edges. Sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon over the apple.
Roll up the dough starting from the apple side, pinch the ends closed and place the roll into a snug-fitting baking dish.
In a small saucepan, combine the sauce ingredients and bring to the boil.
Pour over the roll and bake, uncovered, in the oven for 30–45 minutes or until the top is golden brown and crispy. Serve warm with cream.
Is it time to prune your apple trees?
Winter is a great time to prune certain fruit trees and apples especially quite fancy a winter prune. In our Apple Pruning Video, we show you how to get your seasonal apple tree pruning underway.