Tutti frutti scrolls – Candied fruit buns

tutti frutti scrolls |candied fruit buns

Once you start getting a hang of bread making, you do want to practice your newly acquired skill more often. This gives you confidence and helps you recognise the errors and iron out small difficulties. Going on this idea, we decided to make some tutti fruti scrolls. These soft and pillowy candied fruit buns pull off in concentric layers that make it so fun.

What is tutti frutti ?

Tutti frutti (or tooti frooti) is colourful candied raw papaya bits. These were so popular during our childhood that it is still the one that wins me over than the funfetti or sprinkles. You can buy them easily in an Indian grocery (look for ones that are coloured naturally) or make some by boiling the raw papaya bits in a double strength sugar solution with some added food colouring.

If no tutti frutti, then what can I add?

Preserved or candied fruit if any type will work in this recipe. You can choose, from raisins, dried blueberries,  candied orange peels or blackcurrant in its place. You can swap over to some chocolate chips too.

The dough method for this bun

Since we are practising the basic yeast dough to make the blackcurrant loaf, we have used the same method to make these buns.  Moreover, I wanted a chewier scroll than a fluffier one, hence the yeast-based one with bread flour was perfect.

How to prevent the tutti-frutti from falling off?

The tutti frutti is kneaded into the dough after first proofing. This ensures that they are not just at the surface and so will not fall off. Again the flattened dough is rolled and folded over multiple times to create layers. So it is pretty stuck and doesn’t fall off.

tutti frutti scrolls.


Does the tutti fruit easily burn?

If you have calibrated your oven and set the temperature correctly the tutti frutti should not burn off. In addition, place your buns on the middle rack so they are not too close to the heating element. This should take care of the baking without burning. If you still sense the burning turn the oven down by 5 degrees and continue watching the time. Before you bake a second time don’t forget to calibrate the oven again.

Are these scrolls sweet?

The scrolls are lightly sweet and not in a sweet bun. However, you can glaze the buns like we have to make them as a sweet treat. If you are looking for a savoury bread to bake try our wholewheat focaccia bread recipe.
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Tutti frutti scrolls

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Sweets and savories
Cuisine Australian, Fusion, International, Kids choice, Spring, Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter
Servings 10 scrolls


  • measuring cups and spoons
  • mixing bowl.
  • baking trays


  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 7 grams yeast
  • 3 tsp unrefined sugar
  • 2 tsp salt to taste
  • 330 ml drinking water
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp candied fruit
  • 1 tsp sugar

For the glaze

  • 1 small egg white discard the yolk
  • 1/4 tsp icing sugar


  • Into the mixing bowl add the flour, sugar, salt and yeast.
    yeast bread mix
  • Mix well and add the lukewarm water.
    yeasted dough
  • Mix with a K hook for 3 minutes till it forms a sticky mix and further for another 5 minutes till the gluten develops and the dough is smooth.
    mix the dough.
  • If kneading by hand, mix till t forms a sticky mix, then, using flour-dusted hands, knead the dough till it becomes smooth and much easier to handle.
  • Transfer to a flour-dusted bowl and cover with a damp kitchen towel and let it rise in a warm corner of the kitchen till it doubles in volume ( this time taken varied depending on the weather, mine took two hours on a cloudy day ).
    bread dough doubling.
  • Remove the dough and knead again.
  • Flatten the dough on a floured board.
  • Spread half the butter.
  • Fold the dough over in half and flatten again.
  • Now spread the butter again and fold in half.
  • Spread the dough again and add the candied rinds ( tutti frutti).
  • Roll the dough to form a log.
  • Slice the log into an inch thickness.
    slice the dough to make scrolls
  • Flatten and shape these pieces into scrolls.
  • Pace them on a greased baking tray and cover them again for 20 minutes for it to rise gain.
  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celcius fanforced ( 0r 220 degrees Celcius) for 10 minutes.
  • Whisk up the eggwash and brush over the scrolls.
  • Bake for 20 minutes till they are golden.
    tutti frutti buns.
  • Remove and cool the scrolls.
  • Enjoy as a dessert or breakfast.
    tutti frutti scrolls.
Keyword Baking bread, Winter warmers
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Mayuri Patel
2 years ago
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Tutti Frutti Scrolls look so delicious and am tempted to make them right away. They look exactly like the bakery style, perfect breakfast treat.

2 years ago
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Seema these trooti frooti scroll looks delicious. Will love some as teatime snack. I am glad you are enjoying bread making.

Priya Vj
2 years ago
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Tutti fruity bun Reminds me off the buns that would come off the oven at abakery near home. I used to love picking on the tutti fruits bits as a kid

2 years ago
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i love how flaky and bakery-good this looks !! My oven has been asking to be used up, but between flu rounds, am yet to get into the baking mojo, if. you know what I mean 🙂 meanwhile I am dreaming that you are my neigbour and are giving me a basket full of these fresh, yummy rolls !

Last edited 2 years ago by Kalyani
1 year ago
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These tutti frutti scrolls as so very delicious. They are perfect for me as breakfast or snack. I have a package of truti frutti I need to use up. This is so perfect I am going to get my ingredients together.

Mina Joshi
1 year ago

These tutti frutti rolls look amazing. Yours look so professional that I thought you had used puff pastry but no you made them the traditional way and they look yummy.

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