|cheesymite scrolls for breakfast on Australia Day|
|Vegemite and cheese rolled into an easy to make wholewheat dough|
|bite-size cheesymite scrolls|
adapted from The Organised Housewife
makes 10 two-inch rolls
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (plus more for dusting the rolling surface)
3/4 teaspoons baking powder
pinch of freshly ground sea salt
2 tablespoons cold butter
3/4 cups milk (I use skim)
1-2 tablespoons Vegemite
1/2 cup freshly shredded cheddar cheese (reserve 2 tablespoons for sprinkling on top)
Preheat the oven to 425F/ 220C, and lightly grease a pie tin or a cookie sheet.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Using a pastry cutter, a fork, or your fingers, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Add the milk, and stir with a wooden spoon until just combined to form a soft dough. The dough will be very sticky at this stage.
Sprinkle a couple of tablespoons of flour onto a flat, clean surface, and pat your hands with a little of the flour. Turn the dough out onto the flour and knead it about 10 times, adding up to two more tablespoons of flour if necessary to keep it from sticking.
Using a rolling pin or a tall, straight glass, roll the dough out into a rectangle that measures approximately 5 inches wide and 12 inches long, with the dough about 1/4 inch thick. Using the back of a spoon, spread the Vegemite thinly and evenly as possible over the entire surface of the dough (use more or less Vegemite according to taste-- it's delicious when baked with the cheese!). Sprinkle the cheese (reserving about 2 tablespoons) over the entire surface of the Vegemite-covered dough.
Starting from one of the long ends of the rectangle, roll the dough up. Using a serrated knife, carefully slice the dough into about 10 sections (each section should be just over an inch long). Place the sections close together in the greased baking tin (you can use a small pie plate for this, or a flat cookie sheet). Sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons of cheese over the tops of the rolls.
Bake at 425F/ 220C for 15-20 minutes, until rolls are cooked through and beginning to brown very slightly on top. Remove from oven and serve warm or at room temperature. Scrolls will keep in an airtight container for 2-3 days.