Thursday, 20 February 2014

Cold Day = Comfort Food. Cheese and Bacon Scrolls

Inspired by everyone else's back to school Instagram and Blog pics (and craving some carbs), I decided to find a recipe to make scrolls. I've never made them before but I've eaten my fair share!

Google came to the rescue with a tried and tested recipe (has 4.5 out of 5 star rating from 62 reviewers!). It goes a little something like this:

2 Cups SR Flour
50g Grated Butter
1 Tsp Salt
3/4 Cup Milk


2 Rashers of Bacon
1/3 Cup Tomato chutney
3/4 Cup grated Cheddar Cheese

1 - Put flour and salt into a bowl. Grate butter and mix it into the flour using your fingers. Add milk and mix (I used the dough hook on my Kitchenaid but you can do this by hand too)
2 - Kneed dough on the bench until smooth. If a bit moist, add flour or if a bit dry, you can add a bit of milk or oil.
3 - Roll dough onto bench-top so it is as close to a rectangle shape as possible (approx 25 x 30cm)

4 - Cook toppings if you need to. Grate cheese and then spread toppings onto dough.
5 - Roll up into a log and slice. Place slices onto a greased oven tray and cook at 180 degrees celsius for 15-20 minutes.

There are lots of toppings ideas you could use as an alternative. Some I intend on trying are:

Cheese and Vegemite
Last years zucchini relish/Piccalilli with cheese
Roast pumpkin and feta

Just to name a few!

I did a double batch and I'm glad I did, only one batch wouldn't have gone far and they were soooooo yummy. The kids went mad for them!

Five (ok, so maybe even more) scrolls later, it's safe to say that my carb craving has been met. That is until tomorrow when I intend on trying another topping combination!


  1. Ooh these look yummy!! I've only ever made cinnamon and walnut scrolls, with a yeast dough that's never really worked all that well (and they don't keep either, they go dry quickly). I don't know why I've never thought to try a savoury one! It doesn't look like you need to pre-cook the bacon? I'll have to see if I have any tomato chutney handy and give these a whirl!

    1. Hi Shan!

      I'd still fry off the bacon first, they're only in the oven for 15 minutes.

      They do taste good, I can vouch for that. Day two today and they need a quick zap in the microwave otherwise they do taste a bit dry.