This weekend why not invite your friends over for an old-fashioned afternoon tea. Jam scrolls, hot from the oven, are one of life's little pleasures. This recipe takes only a few minutes to put together, and you can prepare the tea and coffee while the scrolls are baking. The best part is there's no waiting around for the dough to rise.
1.5 tablespoons baking powder 0.5 teaspoon salt 100g butter, chopped into small pieces 1 cup milk 1 cup jam or marmalade 0.5 cup sultanas (optional)
Pre-heat the oven to 200°C. Grease a 20cm cake tin.
Sift the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Add the butter and blend in using your fingertips until it looks like fine breadcrumbs, then add the milk.
On a floured work surface, knead the dough for about 30 second until it all comes together in a ball.
Using a rolling pin, spread the dough out to a rectangle shape about 1cm high. Spread the jam or marmalade over the top, and then add the sultanas (optional). Roll up from the long side into one long roll. Cut the dough into about 10 pieces and place, cut side up, into your greased cake tin.
Bake for 30 mins or until lightly browned. Best served still warm with a big cup of tea.