Strawberry Swirls Recipe
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1-1/2 cups self-rising flour
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 cups finely chopped fresh strawberries, drained
- Whipped cream, optional
- In a large saucepan, combine sugar and water; cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; allow to cool. Pour butter into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; set aside.
- In a small bowl, cut shortening into flour until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in milk until moistened.
- Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth, about 8-10 times. Roll into a 12-in. x 8-in. rectangle; sprinkle with the strawberries. Roll up, jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; seal the seam. Cut into 12 slices. Place with cut side down over butter. Carefully pour syrup around rolls.
- Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown and edges are bubbly. Serve warm with whipped cream if desired. Yield: 12 servings.
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Growing up my mother always made this recipe using raspberries and it was always my favourite. The only difference is I spray the pan with non-stick spray and then pour the syrup into the bottom of the pan. Then the pinwheels just sit in the syrup.
I was wondering if the taste would be worth all the fuss-and-bother. It was!!! The recipe would whip up quickly if you have your strawberries already hulled and chopped. (It took a little longer for me because we have small strawberries in our garden.) I agree with the other reviews that there is way too much syrup - I will decrease this in the future. The dough is very soft, so it takes more than a light dusting on your sideboard.
My family was wondering if I could do the same with apples and add a dusting of cinnamon...I'm willing to try!
Although I found the dough a little too soft, I loved the recipe! I also changed it up just a bit...used 1 1/2 cups sugar and water to make the syrup, and I spread cream cheese on the dough before i added the strawberries. It almost tastes like a strawberry cobbler, and a cheese danish all in one. I will make this again and again!
I was disappointed in this recipe. It was messy to make and doesn't have a very appetizing look. The taste was just ok. but there was way too much syrup!