Wednesday, August 4

Cheese and bacon or Cheese and olive rolls - like the local bakery!

A regular reader Dale asked me if I had a recipe for these last week on here and I realised I didn't.  Lots of parents I'm guessing will buy one of these for their kids when out and about - and even one for themselves - I'm no exception.  They're quick, a great alternative to traditional fast food and will keep any child happy in a shopping trolley right?

Eloise is an olive NUT so I couldn't possibly make the cheese and bacon ones (Laura and Olivia's preference) without making some olive ones for my Eloise.  But you could make plain cheese ones or pizza ones by using pizza sauce and a bit of ham, cheese, olives and pineapple.. you are only limited by your creativity and pantry contents!

Ingredients: (makes 8 large rolls, 10 medium ones or 12 small rolls)
1 tsp or 1 sachet dry yeast
400ml warm water
3tsp olive oil
1 tsp sea salt
3 cups plain flour
2 tsp caster sugar

1 egg, beaten for glaze
1/2 cup grated cheese
2 shortcut rashers bacon, finely diced
6 olives, sliced.

In a jug combine warm water and yeast. Leave it for about 10 minutes until it is frothy.

In a mixing bowl mix flour, caster sugar, and sea salt.

When yeast has frothed up, add olive oil and then add to flour, knead until it becomes an elastic dough.  About 3 minutes with a dough-hook, 10 minutes if kneading by hand.

Place in a clean bowl, greased with canola oil, cover with cling film and leave somewhere warm for about 1.5 hours or until it has doubled in size.

Remove from the bowl when it has risen and punch the air out of it.  Divide into the desired amounts 8, 10 or 12 lots.  Roll into a ball and flatten out into discs.

Preheat oven to 180 degrees c

Place onto greased trays about 1 inch apart.  Place in a warm spot for about 1/2 hour until it rises again.

Brush with some beaten egg and sprinkle on cheese, bacon and olives as desired.

Bake for 20-25 minutes until lightly golden on top.

Store in airtight container for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
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8 lovely comments:

Dale on August 4, 2010 at 7:45 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

OOhhhhhh!!!!!! Thankyou so much Liss....

Christie @ Fig and Cherry on August 4, 2010 at 10:44 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Forget the kids, my hubby woud inhale these!! Another super recipe from a super Mum ;)

Little Blonde Riding Hood on August 4, 2010 at 11:14 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Yum! I'm making these today!

Bridget on August 25, 2010 at 1:57 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

We made these today. Yum! will be making them again.

Super Sarah on February 28, 2011 at 4:17 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

This is the recipe I was looking for! I will be making these tomorrow for this week's lunchboxes!

virginia on March 24, 2011 at 9:07 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

i'm super keen to try these... my little boy loves ham and cheese rolls (which we sometimes buy as a treat) and my big boy (hubbie) is pretty fond of them too :) i'll have to bookmark it for later!

Alicia on July 7, 2012 at 10:31 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Great, I was going to make pizza for lunch, but I'm making these instead!! Thanks for a great recipe.

Ruth Stuettgen on June 16, 2013 at 10:31 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Had a problem with the yeast rising! Is it really 400 ml warm water? The dough seemed too wet. Yeast was not frothy, even after much more than 10 minutes.


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