Friday, September 3, 2010

Bread of the week - vegemite scrolls (with cheese)

I'm trying hard not to call these 'cheesymites' (Australians would know the name from the bakery 'Bakers Delight'), but that's really what they are... vegemite and cheese scrolls.

While I love our cinnamon scrolls for a sweet hit, these really are my favourite morning rolls. I'm a real savoury person in the morning and these hit the spot. They are especially good when you substitute 1 cup of plain flour for wholemeal in the basic recipe. It seems to add a bit more texture, and of course goodness.
I'd recommend baking a batch of these one weekend morning and having them for snacks through the day for hungry children (and grown-ups!). Of course they are great for school lunch boxes too.

Pull out a lump of dough from the fridge. I used about a third of the full container. Pull and stretch it (or you can use a rolling pin if you prefer) into a rough rectangle (I did about 30 x 20cm) and let it rest til it comes to room temperature or at least for a while. Set the oven to 220c with oven shelf at the top and pizza stone in if you have one.

Spread generously, or to your taste, with vegemite (or Promite, Marmite etc, any yeast spread). Sprinkle on about a cup of grated tasty cheese.

Start rolling it up from the long side, lifting as you roll so you don't squish all the filling out. When you get to the end pinch the long side shut and pinch the ends shut.

With the seam underneath, cut your roll into equal lengths (I did pieces of around 3 cm and ended up with 9). Dip your knife into flour each time you cut and use a confident, quick, light sawing motion as the dough is quite floppy.

I forgot to take a pic of this step (and the last - oops!), see this post for pics of similar.

Now lay them cut side up onto a piece of baking paper, close together but with a bit of room to spread. That way you'll get some with nice crisp outer edges and some soft squidgey ones from the centre.

Slide onto your pizza stone (or place your tray into the oven) and cook for about 10 minutes. You'll know they're ready when they are puffy and starting to brown around the edges. Don't worry if some are paler in colour than others. Leave til cool enough to handle then pull apart and enjoy!

Have a lovely weekend. I'm hoping to get lots of sewing done (hmm!), do you have any sewing or crafting plans?

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