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By Paul Allam and David McGuinness

Published 2009

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Most kids growing up in Australia will know these as snails, a name they were given due to the shape of the pastry, which is folded into a spiral shape. You will need to make the fruit mix and crème pâtissière at least one day in advance.


  • 600 g (1 lb 5 oz/ cup) sultana


To make the fruit mix, put the sultanas and currants in a mixing bowl. Pour over the boiling water and set aside to cool. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight, or for up to 2–3 days. Drain the fruit and add the brown sugar and mixed spice, stirring well to combine. Set aside.

Take the rested dough from the refrigerator and roll it out into a r