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Cheesymite Scrolls, cause you can

2011 January 3

Afternoon tea, after school snacks. Breakfast of champions and hangover cure. Vegemite has been central to my life.

Having some guests over who include small people made me wonder what could I serve them to keep them happy, the answer of course, Cheesymite Scrolls. The easy to eat combo made portable!

I searched until I found a bread based recipe as opposed to a buttery, scone type recipe and I’m super pleased with the results. It’s actually a dead simple recipe, so if you’re a little afraid of making bread, don’t be. This recipe couldn’t be easier.

* 375ml (1 1/2 cups) warm milk

* 1 tbs (14g/ 2 sachets) dried yeast

* 1 egg, lightly whisked

* 600g (4 cups) plain flour

* 125g grated cheddar

* couple of tablespoons of vegemite

* 2 tbs Boiling hot water


1. Combine the milk, yeast in a small bowl. Set aside in a warm, draught-free place for 10 minutes or until frothy. Add the egg and whisk to combine. Place the flour in a large bowl and make a well in the centre. Add the yeast mixture and stir until well combined. Cover with plastic wrap. Set aside in a warm, draught-free place for 40 minutes or until doubled in size.

2. Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease a round 22cm (base measurement) cake pan. Line the base with non-stick baking paper, set aside.

3.Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 3-5 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Use a lightly floured rolling pin to roll out the dough to a 30 x 40cm rectangle.

4. In a small bowl place the tablespoon vegemite and the boiling hot water to melt and thin out the vegemite.

5. Brush  the dough evenly with the vegemite; now you might want to be heavy handed here; I wasn’t, and consequently it wasn’t quite vegemitey enough; and sprinkle with half of the cheese. Fold the short side closest to you over the filling. Fold the opposite side over the top to enclose the filling. Roll out the dough to a 30 x 40cm rectangle. Brush with the remaining vegemite and the remaining cheese. The original recipe calls for you to roll out, veggie and cheese, and fold over once more. Do if you can be bothered.

6. Starting with the long side closest to you, roll up firmly to form a log. Cut crossways into 8 even portions. Arrange each portion, cut-side up, in the prepared pan, brush with any remaining vegemite and sprinkle with any remaining cheese. Set aside in a warm, draught-free place for 20 minutes or until dough has risen slightly.

7. Bake in oven for 30 -35  minutes or until golden and cooked through. Turn onto a wire rack to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Recipe adapted from

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  1. Katie Hartsorn permalink
    January 3, 2011

    I think you have awoken my cooking demon 🙂

  2. January 3, 2011

    omg look at those cheesymite rolls busting to get out of that tin. They look lovely and fluffy too torn from the pack. A great savoury afternoon tea 🙂
    Vintage Macaroon´s last post..Goodbye 2010

  3. January 3, 2011

    Ooh, thanks for this. Looks delicious, and easy enough for someone who is scared of yeast (me).
    OohLookBel´s last post..2010- A year of many cookbooks

  4. January 3, 2011

    can you believe ive only JUST started liking vegemite??? your scrolls look delish!

  5. January 3, 2011

    That looks dangerously good. I’m not a big Vegemite eater but give me scrolls and cheese and Vegemite and I am a great enthusiast!
    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella´s last post..Luke Mangan- The Making Of A Chef Launch &amp Interview

  6. January 4, 2011

    Vegemite & hangovers, an association I can understand . Now all I need to do is make this scroll & get myself hung over!

  7. January 4, 2011

    They look like I should be reaching into my screen and eating one (or two).

    Yay for vegemite and for easy baking!
    Jo @ Second Helping´s last post..Season’s Eatings

  8. January 5, 2011

    These are like $4 each at Baker’s Delight! Thank you for finding the time to research and present this recipe Reem! I also love Vegemite and consider it central to my diet! All the best for 2011!
    Peter G @ Souvlaki For The Soul´s last post..Soutzoukakia

  9. January 6, 2011

    My brother eats the nasty Baker’s Delight ones like there’s no tomorrow – I must try these !
    foodie and the chef´s last post..braised lamb shanks with purée de pommes de terre

  10. January 8, 2011

    I think you’ve just become a lot of people’s hero. My sister is going to lose her mind when I send her this recipe!

  11. January 11, 2011

    Yum – going to give it a try – Kids will love it…Great lunch box snack too…

  12. January 13, 2011

    Yum yum, look strange and very tasty at the same time, nice one !

    Merci 🙂
    Florian @´s last post..Crunchy chestnut cream

  13. January 17, 2011

    Maybe this is the way to get vegemite haters to like it? Haven’t found any other way yet!

  14. January 19, 2011

    How awesome and impressive does that look?! That’d be my choice for the next afternoon tea gettogether – great idea!
    Forager @ The Gourmet Forager´s last post..Kingsleys Steak and Crabhouse- Woolloomooloo

  15. Shannon permalink
    August 30, 2012

    Perfect recipe – exactly what i was looking for and will no longer need to buy these from the shops. Loved it and so do the little ones. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  16. Natalie permalink
    October 24, 2012

    Hi, made a batch this arvo for tne kids. They were easy and yummy. Ithought they were just like the bakers delight scrolls, alot less expensive though. Dont know how they can charge$3.30 for one scroll. Thanks for sharing.

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