Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Cheesy Vegemite Scrolls

I've been wanting to make these for some time, so I finally got the recipe from the Huggies website and whipped up a batch for afternoon tea.  They were a huge hit with the whole family and really easy to make. My sister also makes a variation of these, where she spreads tomato sauce on the dough, then sprinkles ham and cheese on top, as a pizza scroll - just as delicious!

3 cups S.R. flour
2 tbsp Vegemite
Pinch Salt
50g butter
200g grated cheese
375 ml milk

Pre-heat oven to 220C.

Sift flour and salt into a bowl. Rub in the butter until the mixture looks like fine bread-crumbs. Stir in enough milk to make a soft dough. Knead on a lightly floured board.

Roll to form a rectangle that is roughly 40cm x 25cm. Spread vegemite over the dough using a blunt knife. Sprinkle 3/4 of the cheese over the top.

Roll up the dough starting from a long side first. Cut 10 × 4cm pieces from the roll. Place these pieces close together, cut side up on a greased baking tray.

Sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the top. Bake in the oven for 15-20 min.


Em said...

Hey Vanessa,
Love your blog! Gemma recently put me on to it when I was asking for a play dough recipe. I definitely want to try these cheesy vegemite scrolls but have never been real good at working with pastry so if you have any further tips or advice I would welcome them :-) Hope you and your family are well! Emma (as in your sister Fiona's friend Kate's sister and Gemma's friend from school - if that gives you any connection at all!)

Vanessa Gibson said...

Hehe thanks Emma - and yes, I've made the connection now! Glad you're enjoying the blog!

I find this kind of pastry quite easy because it's just flour (rather than the whole yeast thing, and having to knead and rest etc) - but a good tip is definitely to NOT overwork the mixture. Just mix until combined and it's the right consistency (not too wet or it'll stick to the bench) - don't be tempted to over-knead!

Hope that makes sense...good luck, let me know how you go! xo