Chocolate coconut pinwheels

    27 min

    I recently adapted a recipe for savoury pinwheels into a sweet version using Nutella and coconut. The pastry is super simple to make. They are even sweeter with a little icing drizzled over the top.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 250g self-raising flour
    • 4 tablespoons icing sugar
    • 2 tablespoons cold butter
    • 125ml milk
    • 3-4 tablespoons Nutella (chocolate hazelnut spread)
    • 1 tablespoon dessicated coconut
    • milk to glaze

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:27min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6 and line a baking tray with parchment.
    2. Process flour, icing sugar and butter in a food processor until it resembles fresh breadcrumbs.
    3. Add 125ml milk until combined and turn out onto a floured surface. Shape into a rectangle and roll out to approximately 25 x 40cm.
    4. Spread the pastry with Nutella and sprinkle coconut over it.
    5. Roll into a log shape and refrigerate 15 minutes.
    6. Cut into 1-2cm slices and place swirl side down onto baking tray.
    7. Brush tops with milk and sprinkle a little extra coconut on top.
    8. Bake 12 minutes or until golden. Cool and if desired, drizzle icing over the top.

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    Reviews in English (8)


    Very yummy & easy to make. Only had to add around an extra 20g of butter and it stuck together great. They will be good to take along to 'bring a plate of fingerfood' parties.  -  14 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    These were yummy, and instead of nutella, I used a low sugar/low GI plain chocolate spread which is a good option for those with nut allergies. The only problem I had was with the dough, it was a little hard to roll and keep together compared to other scroll recipes I have done and in the end I had to use a little extra milk to make it more pliable. But they turned out beautiful, light and fluffy, and a big lunchbox favourite I'm sure!  -  11 Jul 2009  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    Altered ingredient amounts. I added perhaps an extra 20g butter and they turned out great.  -  14 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)