How to make soft, fluffy chocolate scrolls easily at home

Sticky, pull-apart scrolls that are still warm from the oven.
Photography: Mikkel Vang / Styling: Lisa Featherby
Makes 7

If you’re wondering what Easter recipes you can make that are different to the usual hot cross buns, why not give chocolate scrolls a try? Most of the ingredients are probably already in your pantry and they’ll be sure to impress at Easter lunch or be a crowd-pleaser at any time of year. Serve your chocolate scrolls warm and enjoy the sticky pull-apart goodness with a cuppa.


Sticky glaze



Stir milk and yeast in a bowl until yeast dissolves. Combine flour, egg and a pinch of salt in an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook, add yeast mixture and knead until a soft elastic dough forms (2-3 minutes). Transfer to a lightly buttered bowl, rub butter lightly over the top, cover with plastic wrap and stand to prove until doubled in size (1 hour).


For sticky glaze, bring ingredients to the boil in a small saucepan, stirring occasionally to dissolve sugar.


Line a 22cm-diameter springform tin with baking paper. Knock back dough and roll out on a lightly floured surface to a 35cm square, dusting lightly with flour if needed to prevent sticking. Spread butter evenly over dough and scatter with brown sugar mixture, then chocolate and roll away from you into a cylinder. Trim ends, then cut into 5cm-thick pieces and space scrolls evenly, cut-side up, in prepared tin, cover with a tea towel and stand to prove until the sides of the scrolls are touching (45 minutes to 1 hour).


Preheat oven to 190˚C and bake scrolls until golden brown (25-30 minutes). Stand for 5 minutes, then carefully invert onto a wire rack and turn scrolls upright. Brush with glaze, stand for 15 minutes, then serve warm. Scrolls are best eaten on the day they’re made, but can be stored in an airtight container for 1-2 days and warmed to serve.

chocolate scrolls recipe
(Credit: Photography: Mikkel Vang / Styling: Lisa Featherby)

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