I love fresh baked bread of every variety. Ellie Emmett shared this wonderful scrolls recipe from her Real Food for Kids Cookbook. These scrolls are brilliant for the lunch box, bake on the weekend with your or your child’s choice of filling, wrap well and pull out in the morning for an easy packed lunch.
500 grams bakers or plain flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon bread improver
1 teaspoon yeast
1 teaspoon olive oil
300ml lukewarm water
Vegemite, butter and cheese
Tomato passata, ham and pineapple
Mushroom and feta
Apple cinnamon and sugar
Garlic, olive oil and rosemary
Garlic butter and cheese
Pesto and cheese
Turn oven on to 200°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
To make the bread dough: put the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl, then add the wet ingredients and mix well. Knead for about 10 minutes or until it forms a smooth dough (this takes patience and effort but if you have really tried and still can’t get the dough smooth ask your adult to do this in a mixer for you!). Cover and leave in a warm spot to double in size.
Once it has doubled in size, on a floured bench roll the dough with a rolling pin into a rectangle, about 1cm in thickness. Now for the Topping! Leave a 5cm edge on one long side without topping, and then evenly spread the topping on the rest of the dough. After you have done this with a clean brush, brush the 5cm that you have left free from toppings with a little milk (this is so the scroll will seal together) and then carefully roll the scroll up using the milk to stick it together as needed. Slice into 10cm slices and lay the slices out flat on the baking trays. Check the oven is up to temperature before popping them into the oven then bake for about 15 minutes or until golden and cooked through.
Thanks Ellie – a brilliant way of getting kids involved in their food and a wonderful family exercise. It doesn’t mean they’ll grow up wanting to be chefs, but you will rest in the knowledge that they’ll survive! And have great memories. Do you have a favourite scrolls recipe you’d like to share? Please do!
And if you love the idea of a Real Food for Kids Cookbook, it’s on sale for just $10!!! Bargain. Go here: