Cardamom Scroll

    3 hours 50 minutes

    Beautiful, delicious and easy; your friends will be impressed. I make this as a warm afternoon tea on cold winter days. It makes awesome bread and butter pudding; if there is any left over.

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    Serves: 20 

    • 1 cup (250ml) warm milk (42 degrees C)
    • 1/3 cup (75ml) warm water (42 degrees C)
    • 1/2 cup (125g) white sugar
    • 2 tablespoons (40g) melted butter
    • 1 sachet (7g) dry yeast
    • 3 1/2 cups (435g) plain flour, or as needed
    • Filling
    • 1/2 cup (125g) white sugar
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cardamom
    • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
    • 125g butter, melted
    • 1/2 cup (90g) sultanas
    • 1/2 cup (60g) diced walnuts
    • Topping
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tablespoon water
    • 1/2 cup (60g) slivered almonds
    • 1/4 cup (60g) Demerara sugar

    Preparation:2hours20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:1hour rising  ›  Ready in:3hours50min 

    1. Whisk together the warm milk, warm water, sugar and 2 tablespoons melted butter in a mixing bowl until the sugar has dissolved. Sprinkle yeast over top and set aside for 5 minutes.
    2. Once the yeast is foamy stir in the flour adding more if needed to make a stiff dough. When the dough has pulled together turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic; about 8 minutes. Place into an oiled bowl then cover with a cloth and let stand in a warm place until doubled in bulk; about 1 hour.
    3. Combine 1/2 cup sugar with the cardamom and cinnamon in a small bowl; set aside. Punch down the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough into a 20 x 36 cm rectangle and brush with 125g of melted butter. Sprinkle with the cardamom sugar, sultanas and walnuts. Roll into a log then pinch the edges closed and place onto a baking paper-lined baking tray. Cover with a cloth and let stand in a warm place until doubled in bulk; about 1 hour.
    4. Preheat an oven to 180 degrees C.
    5. With a sharp knife score the top layer of the scroll with V-shapes that don't quite meet in the middle the whole length of the scroll, this will make the scroll look braided and is very pretty but could be skipped. Whisk the egg with 1 tablespoon of water in a small bowl. Brush the egg wash over the top of the scroll. Sprinkle with almonds and Demerara sugar.
    6. Bake in the preheated oven until the scroll is golden-brown and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.

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    This was really easy to make and tastes pretty good! It's basically a cinnamon swirl bread with some cardamom in the swirl part. I added a little extra cardamom to it so that flavor would come through a bit more; I wish I had added even more to let it really shine! Aside from that, as far as directions go, save your butter. There is no way you'll use a 1/2 cup melted butter putting on the cinnamon mixture. I'd recommend using 2-3 melted tablespoons and see how far that gets you. I ended up leaving 2-3 tablespoons of the cinnamon mix out because my bread was already completely covered and I didn't see how more could really fit on. Go ahead and just dump it on. The cinnamon ribbon comes out somewhat thin after it's baked, but it's really good!  -  13 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    awesome bread! Everyone loved it!  -  24 Apr 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made the dough in my bread machine, but formed and baked it as directed. The dough came out great; easy to work with, nice texture, and good taste. I spread on the full 1/2 cup butter, but I agree w/a previous reviewer that it's way too much. 1/4 cup butter would be more than enough. Also, although I really like cardamom, I found it very overpowering to the point of making the bread bitter. I would cut way back on the cardamom also.  -  12 Feb 2012  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)