Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Not as Good as Grandmother's

My Grandmother makes the most scrumptious fruity pastry dish that we eat for dessert and even breakfast. We always say that they never taste quite as good as when Grandmother makes them. There is just something about going to Grandmother's house and eating her Raspberry Swirls.

Raspberry Swirls

For the pastry:
2 cups flour
Pinch of salt
3 tablespoons baking powder (I would reduce the amount a bit next time)
3 tablespoons shortening
1/2 cup milk

For the filling:
2 pints Raspberries or whatever berry you prefer (frozen berries work well also - just be sure to let them thaw and drain the juice off before putting them in the pastry)
*Blackberries were on sale so I used them for this recipe.

For the sauce:
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1-1/4 cup water

Mix the pastry ingredients together and roll out to a square. Spread fruit on top and roll up. Cut like cinnamon rolls. Place rolls in an 8 x 8 inch square pan.

Stir together the sauce ingredients and heat on medium-low to dissolve the sugar. Pour mixture over the pastry / raspberry rolls. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Serve with vanilla ice cream for dessert or pour milk over top for breakfast.


  1. I want some! I agree, Grandmother's are the best but I'll take any right now! Bring it on!