Cheese & bacon scrolls
These are a little more complex than many of the foods I prepare for fussy eaters. But:
– Bread-type food – often a tick
– Cheese – often a tick
– Bacon – often a tick
I made them for dinner tonight and they vanished. I had to pretty much fight to keep some for lunches tomorrow!
Super simple to make and surprisingly quick too. I reckon 10 minutes plus baking.
I also love that they can be modified to tick boxes for a child who has specific tastes.
2 cups self-raising flour (I used regular wholemeal flour and forgot the baking powder – and they were still good!!)
30g butter – cubed
¾ cup whole milk
Put flour into a food processor with butter and blitz until it’s a crumb.
Add the milk and mix. Then form into a dough.
Knead a little until smooth.
Roll out thinly in a rough square on a floured surface.
Mayo – I used home-made
Grated cheese – I used tasty
Bacon – I fried 3 big rashers
Spread the mayo on the dough. You can’t taste this but I’m sure it gives a certain moistness.
Sprinkle grated cheese
Add the chopped bacon
Roll up into a long tube
Cut into 3cm pieces
Place into a lined baking tin (as per photo)
Bake at 200˚ for 15-20 minutes
Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes
Mayo – could be replaced with butter, tomato sauce or pesto
Cheese – favourite cheese of any kind would work or omit
Bacon – could be ham, salami or be omitted
Judith is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.
She is also mum to two boys and the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner. Her dream is that every child is able to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.
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