Spiced Fruit Pinwheels

This is the sort of cooking your Grandmother used to do. Homemade, simple, quick and best eaten warm from the oven.



  • 3 cups self-raising flour
  • 60g butter, chilled, cubed
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 11/4 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 11/4 cups of mixed dried fruit


Preheat oven to 200°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Sift self-raising flour into a large bowl.

Using your fingertips, rub butter into flour until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Make a well in the centre of dry ingredients. Add milk. Mix with a flat-bladed knife until mixture forms soft dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth. Roll into a 1cm thick, 28cm x 40cm rectangle.

Sprinkle ground cinnamon, sugar, and dried fruit over dough. Starting from 1 long edge, roll up like a Swiss roll. Trim ends. Cut into 15 rounds, taking care not to squash dough.

Lay rounds on prepared trays, allowing a little room for spreading. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup sugar. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Stand on trays for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.


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2 Responses to Spiced Fruit Pinwheels

  1. Lisa says:

    Thanks for the recipe, Chris. Made some of these on Saturday. Scrummy indeed!

    And your blog in general is really nice, immaculately illustrated.

    • Chris says:

      Thanks Lisa, as you can see I haven’t posted for a loooong time. But wait…. a new blog is coming a combined effort with sewing and cooking.

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