Butterscotch Pinwheels

9 Sep 2014

Butterscotch Pinwheels

Butterscotch Pinwheels

Still no internet. I am counting down the days until the 11th for my internet to be set up.

It's not that I haven't been baking. I have, believe me! You can be expecting some doughnuts on here soon. It's just that it's such a hassle to have to go to a coffee shop and attempt to get my ancient laptop to connect. I have even got some snickers from people who see my laptop. Hey, I get the most use in all the things I buy. Half of my sweaters have holes in them, so they become my weekend wear. They still function, why throw them out?

Butterscotch Pinwheels

On a more foodie note, I have been DYING to start making pumpkin treats. When I was walking past Starbucks the other day, I saw that they were already selling pumpkin spiced latte, so I obviously got one. But I when I went to the grocery store to buy some pumpkin, I just felt silly. I know no one will be judging me, but still. I could do it.

Butterscotch Pinwheels

So I made a recipe that my boyfriend's mom gave me instead. My boyfriend's brother would make this ALL the time, and I guess my boyfriend was feeling homesick. So I took up the challenge to recreate his brother's specialty.

This was the first time I have made any kind of pinwheels, so I had no idea how these would turn out. But I shouldn't have been scared. These were amazing! A definite make-again recipe!

Butterscotch Pinwheels

Butterscotch Pinwheels
printable recipe

What you'll need:
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 4 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup milk
  1. Preheat the oven to 450˚F. Butter or lightly spray a baking pan with high sides and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until creamy. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, white sugar, baking powder and salt until fully combined. Add in the shortening, and using a pastry blender or two knives (or a food processor), mix in the shortening with the flour mixture until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Mix in the milk to make the dough.
  4. Turn the dough onto a floured surface, and knead gently around 8-10 times. Roll the dough into a 9 inch square.
  5. Spread the brown sugar mixture evenly onto the surface of the dough. Roll the dough as if you were creating a jelly roll. Seal the edges.
  6. Cut the dough into 12 3/4 inch slices and arrange cut side down in the greased pan.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes. Remove and allow to cool.

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  1. These pinwheels look scrumptious! Great with a cup of black coffee.

  2. I have been meaning to make pinwheels for quite some time now! Almost like cinnamon swirls Scandi-style like back home but....lots! All stuck together nicely, it's something special when you get to pull apart freshly baked pastry, especially in good company :)
    I bet these went down a treat :) xx

  3. These pinwheels look delicious! Love it! :D

  4. I could eat anything butterscotch actually :D
    And I just realised Bianca said the same thing haha

    Choc Chip Uru

  5. I love butterscotch, and these pinwheels look great. Thanks for posting the recipe. Thank you also for your recent visit to my site. I enjoy meeting other bloggers and seeing what sorts of foods they create.

    I can relate to being without an internet connection. We recently moved, and it took AT&T a full month to get us hooked up. Actually it was somewhat peaceful without the constant tug of the beeps and buzzes, but I truly did miss seeing what everyone was up to in their kitchens.

  6. I can`t wait to start baking with pumpkin as well! But, I must hold off so I can sneak in some summer baking! These look delicious!

  7. I am certain that life is better in butterscotch, by far!!! Pinwheels are the solution to tea time for me too ;)

  8. wow! looks gorgeous! I love their shape!


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