“Have I mentioned how much I love the versatility of puff pastry from the freezer? It’s awesome. With this creation, I wanted to make a tasty no-refined-sugar school lunch box addition. For grown-ups, they’re delightful with a nice latte or double-shot espresso, or even an espresso martini … Cinnamon has fantastic characteristics, the best being that it’s surprisingly sweet. In my little family we treat cinnamon as a sugar alternative, and it rocks!”

Ingredients (Makes 6)

1. sheet of frozen puff pastry, thawed
2. tsp ground cinnamon
3. tbsp honey


1. Preheat the oven to 180⁰C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Cut the pastry into six 3cm-wide strips. You don’t need to get the ruler out; it really doesn’t matter if they’re not perfect. Now sprinkle three-quarters of the cinnamon somewhat consistently over the top.

2. Using the palms of your hands, roll the pastry strips into long snakes, making sure they are nice and tight.

3. Now coil each pastry snake to create a snail effect or round shape. They should be about 5cm in diameter. Place on the prepared tray and drizzle the honey over the top of the scrolls.

4. Sprinkle the scrolls with the remaining cinnamon and pop them in the oven for about 20 minutes until puffed up and cooked through. If you don’t eat them straight away, the scrolls will keep in an airtight container for 4-5 days.

TIP: Feel free to add more cinnamon or honey for a sweeter scroll. Apart from being delicious, they’re also guilt-free without added refined sugar, but don’t tell your friends (otherwise there won’t be as many left for you).

** Reprinted with permission from Lunchbox Express by George Georgievski, $24.99 Published by Plum, by Georgia Gold.