Getting into the kitchen

I’ve always loved baking. Its been handed down as a passion from my grandmother, to my mother, to me and I hope to pass it on to Cheeky Monkey as he grows.


Today we made Cheesymite Scrolls. I have a hard time convincing Cheeky Monkey to eat many snack foods I make, but I also dont like to give too many foods from a packet. I adapted a recipe from the  Stay At Home Mum blog, making changes based on what I had in my pantry. Anybody who has been in my home when I bake knows I’m not great at following recipes but I made sure I took notes this time. Its pretty heavy on the cheese and Vegemite but thats how the Monkey likes it.


Cheesymite Scrolls

What You Need
1 1/2 cup Self Raising Flour
1/4 tsp Salt
50 grams Butter at room temperature
1/2 cups Milk
2 cups Cheddar and/or Tasty cheese grated
2 tbsp Vegemite

What to Do
1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees
2. Sift flour and salt into a bowl, add butter and mix on medium speed until it looks like breadcrumbs
3. Stir in enough milk to make a soft dough
4. Knead on a lightly floured board then roll to form a rectangle that is 1cm thick
5. Spread Vegemite over the dough using a blunt knife and top with 3/4 of the cheese
6. Roll up the dough starting from a long side first, cut 3cm pieces from the roll
7. Place these pieces close together, cut side up on a greased baking tray. Top with   remaining cheese
8. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden


I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with how these came out. Cheeky Monkey nibbled a few and the dog absolutely loved them! They freeze well so ours will be rationed out over the next week or so, to be enjoyed while out exploring the world.

MrsToby xx

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