Today we are making GIANT THINGS!!!
….and hey there! How’s your hump day going? Mine was totally boss. I caught up with two of my very best lady friends for lunch today, and it was basically lifeblood to my soul. There is something about being around people who get you. When we’re together it’s all laughter and mocking of people we collectively dislike (just bein’ honest) and then once they’re gone, I feel this overwhelming sense of peace with the world. All is as it should be.
And then I came home, and I thought to myself, now is the perfect time to bake a giant version of a cinnamon scroll, and instead of cinnamon I am going to spread the inside with dulce de leche and thinly sliced apples.
And then everything really WAS right with the world.
Except for these photos, which I must admit have turned out a little funky. The afternoon sun was absolutely streaming through the windows as I took these, so they ended up both super over-exposed, and also full of these deep dark shadows.
The cool thing is, that the eery vibe is perfect for Halloween, which is coming up! And man oh man – this would be such an amazing Halloween breakfast. Is that a thing?
It would be especially good if you do what I did, and make yourself a lil sandwich with some leftover caramel my friends. Because surely Halloween is the one day of the year that caramel on caramel apple bread is an acceptable breakfast option? SURELY!
You know what’s weird is that we don’t really have Halloween here in Australia. It’s not weird for me, obviously, because I grew up that way, but we still do see decorations in the shops and scary movies on the TV. Truth be told I’m kind of glad. I am the world’s most humungous wuss when it comes to spooky things. I can’t handle it AT ALL.
But I wholeheartedly support the consumption of chocolate in large quantities, so it’s kind of a double-edged sword. Do you think I’m missing out? Either way, I will keep myself company with this awesome bake while I ponder the pros and cons.
Giant Caramel Apple Scroll Recipe
An original recipe by Sarah Coates for The Sugar Hit.
Makes one giant scroll, which would easily feed 6 for breakfast, or up to 8-10 for a snack.
1 sachet (7g) dried yeast
1 cup (250ml) milk
3 1/4 cups (485g) plain flour
1/4 cup (25g) butter, at room temperature, cut into small cubes
1/4 cup (55g) caster sugar
2 small tart apples
2 tsp cornflour
2/3 cup dulce de leche
First, make the dough. Place the milk in a microwave safe jug, and heat for about 30 seconds, until just warm. Add the yeast to the milk, and set aside for 10 minutes to activate. Once the yeast is foamy and activated, place the flour, butter, sugar and egg in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, before adding the yeast mixture, and mixing on low speed until everything is combined. Once the dough comes together, turn the speed up to medium, and continue to mix for about 3-5 minutes, or until the dough cleans the bowl and starts to look silky.
Remove the bowl from the mixer, cover it with cling film and set it aside in a warm place for 30 minutes to an hour, or until the dough has doubled in size. Preheat the oven to 180C. Meanwhile, peel and thinly slice the apples, and toss them with the cornflour to coat. Once the dough has risen, punch it down and place it onto a floured surface. Roll the dough out to a rectangle about 9 inches (22cm) wide, and 24 inches (60cm) wide. Spread the dulce de leche thinly over the dough, leaving a border of about an inch all round. Spread the apples over the caramel.
Roll the dough up starting from the long edge, and then curl it around into a spiral shape. Transfer the dough spiral to a greased 9 inch (22cm) spingform pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes. The scroll should rise up and turn golden brown, and sound hollow when tapped. Leave to cool for at least 30 minutes, before slicing and serving. HOT TIP: a schmear of cream cheese is heavenly.
honestly, I LOVE Halloween here in the US…but it is a lot different than it used to be. Not as many kids/families go door-to-door anymore and school’s often don’t allow costumes and stuff to stay politically correct…it’s kind of a bummer! When I was a kid we roamed the neighborhood with pillow cases to fill with candy, our neighbors and my mom would go all-out with decorations…it was really exciting. My mom lives in a really small town and they still do it up, old school style…plus my mom and her husband hand out king size candy bars…needless to say, theirs is the cool house.
BUT, this bread for halloween breakfast could make up for it. That and all those mini candy bars :)
I love that your mom and dad have the cool house! It’s that kind of thing that will go down in a little kid’s memory and that’s special! Political correctness can be a bit of a fun killer.
I’ve never heard of a “scroll” but it looks darn tasty. I’d prob eat that dulce de leche on its own though and it would never make it into the bread… :)
Wow! Double Wow! This looks mouthwaterting.
Hi there, loving your blog concept and recipes!It’s an art unto itself isn’t it, trying to live a champagne lifestyle on a beer budget… then again, I love beer, so it’s really a win-win situation ;)
This looks simply wonderful!
Um, I don’t know why I’ve never heard of a scroll before, but I’m glad I know now. You said the light was a little harsh in your photos, but I really, really like them! As for Halloween, I don’t like scary things either. It was much more fun as a kid. I mean, you still get to eat tons of chocolate guilt-free, so it’s not too bad when your older either. :)
I think that “scrolls” are an Aussie thing! But you’ll love it. Hooray for wusses!
OMG Caramel Caramel sandwich?! Genius. I feel like I get you..
This looks great, halloween, not halloween, morning, afternoon, night, snack, just please sign me up already!
I so would love a slice of that right now!
Caramel and apples are such a winning combination. And I love this giant scroll! And of course, on that day in the year when all kids have a sugar hit, why not add to it by spreading caramel on the caramel scroll! A little more surely couldn’t hurt xx
Teehee! I do love giant and miniature things as well as catching up with friends. THat’s an awesome mega scroll! :D
Your website is so much fun. It is already thursday here in HK but I am glad you were there to brighten my day. Wow this is a huge amazing bread and love the addition of apples and dulce le leche, how delicious! Wishing you a super week. BAM
GORGEOUS!!! I am ready to make this asap! I have trouble purchasing dulce de leche and have had to make it myself– not difficult but very time consuming. :( This looks worth it!
My god! This is the first time I’ve come across a recipe that I wanted to leave work for to make! This is amazing! Love the website :)
Yep, scrolls are aussie, any aussie kid can tell you about scrolls from the school tuckshop for morning tea.
I love how this looks, it’s amazing! I’ve never seen a giant scroll before.
And you can never have too much caramel :)
I’m so glad that you found my blog so that i could also find this site. everything about it is pizzazzed — i love the photos slash your style.
keep at it
I could have this for breakfast and would not feel guilty at all.
Sarah, it’s a beauty! Of course, I would never have the sandwich with the extra “sugar hit” for breakfast, but I’d sure eat a slice of that!
I love your energy and this post. Giant hump days rock!! great looking scroll here and awesome photography – Well done!!!
Like I always say The bigger the better! This scroll is all kinds of fabulous!
love how this is supersized! totally my style.
I think your photos are beautiful! And the scroll looks delicious. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Best wishes to you in your blogging!
THat Looks amazing!
Um, talking smack with your friends and then eating giant bread filled with caramel and apples? Best day ever!! Also, I think you would go bananas for Halloween–taking free candy from strangers and dressing up in silly costumes is magical. [Sidenote: I finally figured out our family’s costumes today (because I am a cheeseball and like us to have a theme) and I feel like a freakin’ genius.] This scroll looks epic–weekend brunch, here we come!
FAMILY THEME COSTUMES?? That’s awesome.
Yum! I love giant food and this looks amazing. I would find this VERY hard to share with others :D
I made this fabulous breakfast over the weekend and posted a cinnamon-sugar version. thanks for the inspiration!!! :)
That’s great! I’m checking it out right now!
This looks outrageous! And it has apples in it, so it’s totally healthy, right? ;)