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Quick ham and cheese scrolls (magic two-ingredient dough)

Quick ham and cheese scrolls (magic two-ingredient dough)

My kids love those ham and cheese scrolls that cost a small fortune at bakeries. I mean, what’s not to love about a ham and cheese scroll? Kids, we get it.

What I don’t get it why I ever buy them when it is so easy to make these ham and cheese scrolls yourself. You could get all fancy and make a proper bread dough to roll, or you could follow this recipe and make dough that needs just two ingredients.

Equal parts wholemeal flour and Greek yoghurt come together in a jiffy to make ham and cheese scrolls that are so delicious you’ll have to stop yourself from making them every day. While they are generally a very healthy snack, I don’t think this is an everyday food – repeat, not an everyday food. It’s a liberal use of cheese thing.

To make the dough, just add one cup of flour to one cup of yoghurt and mix. Yep, that easy.

Other toppings to consider:

  • Brown sugar and cinnamon with a drizzle of butter (oh my!)
  • Pizza sauce, capsicum, onion and mushroom
  • Vegemite and cheese
  • Mashed pumpkin, spinach and cheese
  • Grated apple, cinnamon and butter

Go ahead, make up your own! But start with ham and cheese scrolls first because they are so divine.

Also good: 10 really good lunchbox muffins recipes

Ham and cheese scrolls

Ham and cheese scrolls - two ingredient dough

Makes about 12
Takes 10 mins
Bakes 20 mins

To make the dough

•  1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour (plus extra)
•   1 cup full-fat Greek yoghurt

To make the ham and cheese topping

•  About 100 gm bacon bits (or chop bacon into small pieces)
•  About 100 gm cheese, grated

Preheat oven to 180ºC and line a baking tray with baking paper.

Mix the two ingredients together until you form a dough. On a floured surface, knead the dough for about two minutes, adding extra flour if needed. You want your dough loose, but not too sticky. Roll out into a large square, about ½ cm thick.

Sprinkle the bacon bits evenly over the dough, then sprinkle the cheese.

Roll the dough away from you tightly then cut into 2cm pieces.

Lay on the prepared tray, touching slightly and bake for about 25-30 minutes or until nicely golden.

Eat warm from the oven, or allow to cool on the tray and put into an airtight container to pop into the lunchboxes.


You could try this with reduced-fat Greek yoghurt, but I haven’t tested it. And, of course, you can substitute white self-raising flour for wholemeal if preferred.

Quick tip

If you only have plain flour on hand, add 2 teaspoons of baking powder to make self-raising.

Quick ham and cheese scrolls - made with 2-ingredient dough

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