Spooky Yogurt Scrolls

This recipe was born out of guilt for not having blogged anything for Halloween and out of my not wanting to waste any of the lovely Greek yogurt that Total so kindly sent me. Having seen all the beautiful creations already on the web I knew that my limited cake decorating skills were not going to be of any use and decided to go off piste so to speak. I researched scones made of yogurt and found this one (click here) which came from a book called “Stand By Your Pan: Country Music Cookbook” by Diane Pfeifer. I have adapted this recipe and ended up with what the whole family said were a cross between a scone and a roll, hence the Scroll came to be. Don’t laugh this could catch on!

They are best enjoyed fresh out of the oven still warm but are very nice toasted the next day too! I put half my batch in the freezer and we’ll have them for a Halloween breakfast before we set about turning our front window and door into a Halloween Shrine.

Here’s a picture from Halloween 2010 when my son still came trick or treating with us!

I think I have almost as many Halloween Decorations as Christmas decorations as I’ve been like a magpie each year buying up all the sale stock. I never celebrated Halloween as a child as it wasn’t really fashionable back then but when I had children I couldn’t wait for them to get involved when I saw how much other children loved it. My pumpkin carving is also improving with each year that passes!

So here’s how you make them:

Put the dry ingredients and cold margarine in a bowl.

Cut in margarine with a knife.

Whisk the egg and greek yogurt together.

Add this to the flour mixture and mix to form a dough.

Roll dough out and cut with shape cutter.

Add the sultana eyes and egg wash then bake.

Cool slightly on a wire rack.

Serve whilst still warm.

We had home made Strawberry Jam but I can imagine marmalade would be great too for breakfast!

I decided to try full fat greek yogurt as a clotted cream substitute and it’s something I would do again.

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Spooky Yogurt Scrolls
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What do you get when you cross a scone with a roll - a scroll. Fresh out of the oven have buttered with jam or toast the next day to have for breakfast with marmalade!
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: English
Serves: 16
  • 375g Plain flour
  • 25g Brown sugar
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 2 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 75g Margarine/Spread
  • 300g Total Greek 0% fat yogurt
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 16 Sultanas halved
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt together in a large bowl.
  3. Add the cold margarine and cut into the flour using a fork or pastry cutter until the consistency of breadcrumbs.
  4. In a smaller bowl beat together the yogurt and 1 egg.
  5. Add to flour mixture, stir together with a knife and finally combine to form a dough with your hands.
  6. On a floured surface roll out to about 1.25cm / ½ “ thick.
  7. Use a gingerbread cutter (or any shape you want) to cut out about 16 shapes.
  8. Decorate rolls with sultana halves for the eyes.
  9. Beat remaining egg and use to glaze with a pastry brush.
  10. Bake in the oven for 10 – 12 minutes until risen and golden.
  11. Cool a little on a wire rack and enjoy warm with butter and jam.

NB: I was sent the yogurt after some banter on Twitter where I did my usual thing of picking up on a missed detail, I somehow ended up getting sent some yogurt with no obligation on my part but to “play with it”!

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  1. Michael Botzaropoulos

    What a great alternative idea to sweets ! The kids would love these no doubt

  2. Ursula Hunt

    These can also look like snowmen if you coat them in white icing

    1. Camilla

      Yes, great idea;-)

  3. Anne Dalzell

    Hey these are brilliant, my little man and I can give these a go today.

    1. Camilla

      Fab Anne:-)

  4. William Gould

    Ha Ha Brilliant! Could give these to trick-or-treaters!

  5. Felicity Kelly

    Never head of it yum!!!never heard of them yum!

  6. Paul Wilson


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  7. Maya Russell

    They really are quite spooky and look delicious.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, they would be really suite for Christmas but shaped differently:-)

  8. Anne Wallwin

    will have a crack at these over the weekend. They look lovely.

  9. Elizabeth

    Ooh clever! I’m liking this idea 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Ah thank you, it’s amazing what you think of when pushed:-)

  10. Tracy Nixon

    Great – I am looking for ideas for what to do with leftover pumpkin on Thursday! Happy halloween!

  11. Tracy Nixon

    Thank you! This yogurt recipe might help to sooth my sore throat! Nothing worse 🙁

  12. Heather Haigh

    What fun! I just love the excuse to do ‘silly’ stuff. Love your Halloween picture.

  13. Ursula Hunt

    Great for this time of year thank you, the kids will love these

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, I hope they enjoy them.

  14. Kirsty Fox

    These are a great idea for Halloween, I was looking for something to bake and these look delicious

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, they are fun and a bit different:-)

  15. Lisa Williams

    I can’t wait till halloween this is going into my ideas folder for my party thank you so much for the brilliant post 🙂

  16. Karen

    Fun, fun, fun! I love these and I would have made these had I seen them before Halloween! What a great idea and like you, I am a big kid in the All Hallows’ kitchen! Karen

    1. Camilla

      Ah, thank you Karen, they were great fun to make and delicious to eat!

  17. Jacqueline @How to be a Gourmand

    Happy Hallowe’en! Hope you had a lovely time with your family – I bet they enjoyed helping you make these spooky scones 🙂 Nice way to use Greek yoghurt.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Jacqueline. I think I am the biggest kid here when it comes to Halloween and actually baked the Scrolls on my own for a change!

  18. Vanesther

    Oooh yum! I think you’re right – scrolls really could catch on! 😉

    1. Camilla

      Thank you. Maybe I should patent it, tee, hee!

  19. Mich - Piece of Cake

    It looks delicious with the jam and cream! Yogurt does work very well in scones. Have a fun Halloween!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, it’s actually greek yogurt but it does indeed look creamy and I think is a very healthy alternative!

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