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.


2 thoughts on “Spiced Fruit Pinwheels

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

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

    1. 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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