I know Australia Day was yesterday and I’m a little late to the party but I really wanted to share this cheesy-mite scroll recipe and a little about my first baking experience with Elliot.
I love to bake, sugary sweet treats, muffins, cookies, cakes anything but I also love to be ordered, quick and in control. None of these factors bode well for cooking with kids, and so honestly, I’ve avoided bringing Elliot into the kitchen. But it was rainy, already the morning was feeling so long, and I was wondering how we could possibly fill the rest of the day. So I grabbed some puff pastry out of the freezer and had cheesy mite scrolls in mind. I thought how great it would be for Elliot to have the satisfaction of making something and then eating it. Creating the sense of ownership that little kids rarely get.
I mixed together the vegemite and cream cheese (a tip from my mum), I grated the cheese and laid everything out ready to go.
The product was a not too painful experience resulting in a delicious snack that all members of the family enjoyed. I’ve decided to commit, rain, hail or shine to baking with him regularly. Being a teacher in my past life I’m well aware of the importance of learning about the maths of fractions behind cooking from early on, it really is such a hard concept to understand and to teach.
How do you go baking with your kids?
- 1 tbsp cream cheese
- 1 tbsp vegemite
- 2 sheets of puff pastry
- 150 gm grated cheese
- Heat oven to 180*C.
- Mix the vegemite and cream cheese together.
- Spread thinly and evenly over the two sheets of puff pastry.
- Set aside a small handful of grated cheese (this is to sprinkle on top) and use half of the remaining cheese to sprinkle evenly over the puff pastry sheets.
- Tightly roll into a sausage and cut into 1 cm rounds. Lay flat onto a baking tray and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
- Bake for about 15 mins or until pastry is browned and puffed and cheese is browned.