Cheesy Mite Scrolls with Glass Bell Dome

October 25, 2013

A family favourite! Twice as delicious as the ones you buy in the local bread shop and brimming full of melted cheese. Quick to prepare and fun to make with kids.  They taste best eaten straight from the oven but, if any are left over, they are good the next day or even frozen for school lunches. We displayed our cheesy mite scrolls under The Gift Loft's large Glass Bell Dome - a fabulous gift that makes baking, nibbles and cheeses look their best. A lovely addition to your decor or perhaps a Christmas Gift Idea.

Ingredients 

3 cups plain flour;

6 tsps baking powder (yes, this is correct, even if it seems like a lot!);

1/4 tsp salt;

75g cold butter;

1 1/2 cups milk;

3/4 cup more or less of grated cheese (we use mostly edam cheese and a little parmesan cheese but you could just use tasty for a stronger cheese taste);

Marmite or Vegemite;

Extra grated cheese (optional).

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees.
  2. Place baking paper on the oven tray.
  3. Add the flour, baking powder and salt to the food processor (with the metal blade in it) and process for 1 minute to sift the dry ingredients together.
  4. Add the butter and process for about 1-2 minutes, until the mixture is crumbly.
  5. Add the milk, while the processor is running, and quickly mix together (do not over mix).
  6. Remove the mixture and knead it into a dough. Use a bit of flour on your hands so it is not too sticky.  We do this on glad wrap so it is easier to clean up afterwards and it stops the dough sticking to the bench.
  7. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough into a rectangular shape - about 3 cm thickness.  Use a scattering of flour on the glad wrap and rolling pin so the dough does not become too sticky.
  8. Scoop vegemite or marmite onto the rolled out dough ( we do half and half as we have different preferences in our household). Spread it out thinly, depending on how much you like.
  9. Sprinkle the dough with lots of cheese. Then, roll the dough into a long tube.  Cut it into 2-3 cm slices. Lay the slices on the baking trays. Sprinkle the slices with extra cheese (optional).
  10. Bake for 10-15 minutes until they are golden and the melted cheese is bubbling.  They are crispier if left a minute or two  more - but do not burn them.
  11. Remove from the oven, leave them to cool slightly.  Then, enjoy!

Something a bit different - instead of cheese and vegemite or marmite, make or buy custard (it does need to be quite thick) and spread over the dough. Roll up and prepare the same way. Sprinkle cinnamon and castor sugar over the sliced scrolls before you put them into the oven to bake. A delicious sweet treat!