I usually always have puff pastry lurking in my freezer. It's one of my store cupboard ingredients and it comes in really handy for both sweet and savory bakes. It makes a lovely topping on a pot pie and it makes beautiful sweet scrolls . . . like these delicious Sunny Morning Scrolls.
I had a jar of lemon curd in the refrigerator that needed using up and we have had such a run of beautiful sunny days recently, I decided to put the two together and came up with these delicious Breakfast pastries.
They were very easy to make. You just unroll your puff pastry and spread it with some lemon curd to the edges . . . easy enough. Then I chopped some sultana raisins and toasted pecan nuts together in the mini chopper and sprinkled them on top of the lemon curd, prior to rolling it all up in a nice tight roll.
After that I used a nice sharp knife to cut the roll into 8 thick slices and placed them onto a paper lined baking tray. Still easy, right? Smush them down a tiny bit with the palm of your hand and brush them with an egg wash. (An egg yolk beaten with a bit of water, simple.) A final sprinkle of crunchy demerara (turbinado) sugar and they were ready to be baked.
In all honesty I am a bit like a child when I have something like this in the oven, watching them puff up as they bake, through the glass in the oven window. It's like magic.
Once baked I create lemon drizzle icing to drizzle over them, sort of like gilding the lily I suppose. They would have been quite lovely without it, but with it . . . well . . . see for yourself. Is that not magnifique??? Are you drooling yet? I thought so! Just like little rays of sunshine. Fresh flavours. Easy to make. So delicious!
*Sunny Morning Swirls*
Unroll your puffed pastry on a lightly floured surface. Spread the entire surface with the lemon curd, spreading it out evenly. Sprinkle the raisin and nut mixture over top. Roll up tightly from the short end. Cut into 8 even sliced crosswise. Place them onto the baking sheet and flatten slightly with the palm of your hand. Brush each with some of the beaten egg yolk. Sprinkle evenly with some demerara sugar.