Last December Westfield Miranda's pop-up market place near Woolworths welcomed their newest addition, Scrollies. Scrollies - a cinnamon scroll - is the signature product of well-loved Oregano Bakery in Hurstville. The bakery has capitalised on the humble scroll trend, updating it with visual delights and a variety of flavours.
Hand made and hand eaten.
Having only come across this stall in January, I was tempted immediately. Each scroll is quite large at about 12 centimetres and so it's not a something you can quickly eat with a coffee at your desk. After seeing mini scrolls mentioned on the company's Facebook page, I was disappointed to see that these were not offered at the Miranda pop-up stall. That being said, when you buy a scroll, you certainly get your money's worth, with the signature cinnamon scroll costing $6 and a flavoured scroll, $7.
Done and dusted.
The cinnamon scroll on offer at Scrollies balances the cinnamon and sweetness well. I have tried many cinnamon scrolls in my day, and many come with so much icing on top that I end up scraping it off, where as at Scrollies, the sugar lightly coats each doughy swirl and contrasts well with the spicy cinammon.
Oh so, so sweet!
In addition to the cinnamon scroll, I was also drawn to the salted caramel scroll. I was expecting this scroll to be sweet and decadent, but when I cut it in half, there were lashings of icing in between the bread too. This though could be due to me eating this later which allowed the icing to sink. All in all this became a little much as the saltiness was simply overwhelmed by the sweet caramel - it was delicious though so I would recommend sharing.
Taking the great lamington into the future.
On my second visit, weeks later, I decided to try the lamington inspired chocolate, coconut and raspberry scroll. I think that Scrollies's attempt at updating an Aussie classic was rather well met. Some of the flavours at Scrollies can be quite intense so if you're looking for something a little more subtle I would recommend this. My only gripe would be that the outer layer had gone stiff as it had soaked up all the chocolate sauce. I also personally think that there was too much coconut used in between the layers of the scroll, so instead of the coconut being an element, it began to overwhelm the other flavours - this is particularly true of the raspberry in the very centre of the scroll.
Chelsea is pretty in pink.
Overall, I would recommend visiting Scrollies and indulging in one of their many decadent flavours. While some flavours have been 'hit and miss,' I'm still curious to try the cookies & cream and, in particular, the chelsea scroll; a Boston bun scroll with sultanas, jam, and a swish of sweet pink icing. For first time visitors though I would suggest beginning with the signature cinnamon scroll. In my experience the scrolls taste even better when heated briefly to accentuate their gooey, doughy goodness.
Where: Wesfield Miranda, Level 1, near Woolworths.
Cost: Cinnamon, $6, Other flavours all $7.
When: Tuesday - Sunday 9am- 5pm. Thursdays till 8pm. Closed Mondays.
Good for kids: Yes.
Take away: Yes.