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Cinnamon and pecan scrolls

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  • Peanut free
  • Soy free
  • Sesame free
  • Vegetarian

Fill your kitchen with the sweet aroma of these freshly baked cinnamon scrolls. Packed with crunchy pecans and homemade butterscotch sauce, you won’t be able to resist.

  • Serves8
  • Cook time45 minutes
  • Prep time30 minutes, + 30 mins cooling & 1 hour 20 mins standing time
Freshly baked cinnamon and pecan scrolls


  • 1 cup (250ml) warm milk
  • 2 tsp (7g) dried yeast
  • 1 tbs caster sugar
  • 3 cups (450g) plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Coles Brand Australian Free Range Egg, lightly whisked
  • 80g butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup (110g) brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup (90g) finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup (80g) icing sugar

Butterscotch sauce

  • 50g butter
  • 1/3 cup (75g) brown sugar
  • 2 tbs maple syrup
  • 1 tbs thickened cream
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

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  1. Step 1

    Combine the milk, yeast and caster sugar in a bowl. Set aside for 5 mins or until foamy.
  2. Step 2

    Place the flour and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre. Add the milk mixture and egg and stir until a sticky dough forms. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 mins or until smooth and elastic. Place in a greased bowl. Cover. Set aside for 1 hour to rise.
  3. Step 3

    Meanwhile, to make the butterscotch sauce, combine the butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, cream and cinnamon in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 2-3 mins or until mixture boils and thickens. Set aside to cool.
  4. Step 4

    Preheat oven to 200°C. Use an electric mixer to beat the butter, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl until pale and creamy.
  5. Step 5

    Grease and line the base of a 22cm (base measurement) springform pan with baking paper. Punch down the dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth. Use a rolling pin to roll out to a 30cm x 40cm rectangle. Spread with one-third of the cinnamon mixture. Fold a short side of dough over two-thirds of the filling. Fold remaining side over. Roll out to a 30cm x 40cm rectangle. Spread with half the remaining cinnamon mixture. Fold into thirds. Roll out to a 30cm x 40cm rectangle. Spread with the remaining cinnamon mixture. Sprinkle with pecans. Drizzle over one-third of the sauce. Starting from 1 long edge, roll up to enclose the filling. Cut crossways into 8 portions.
  6. Step 6

    Pour the remaining sauce over the base of the prepared pan. Arrange the rolls, cut-side up, in the pan over the sauce. Cover. Set aside for 15 mins to rise.
  7. Step 7

    Bake for 10 mins. Reduce oven to 180˚C. Bake, covering with foil if overbrowning, for 30 mins or until golden and cooked through. Set aside for 30 mins to cool. Remove from the pan.
  8. Step 8

    Place the icing sugar in a small bowl. Add enough water to make a runny paste. Drizzle over the top of the scrolls.