Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
From Australian Super Food Ideas May 2007. A kid friendly recipe for the children to make (under supervision). A cross between a damper or a scone, Americans may refer to them as a biscuit and serve with a soup or stew. Due to recent finger problems I was not able to do step 3 so used a food processor, have posted to step 3.
- 2 cups self-raising flour
- 1⁄4 cup self-raising flour
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 50 g butter (well chilled and chopped)
- 1⁄3 cup tasty cheese (grated or shredded)
- 40 g lean ham (roughly chopped)
- 1⁄4 cup flat leaf parsley (finely chopped)
- 3⁄4 cup milk
- butter (extra to serve)
- Preheat oven to 200 degree celsius.
- Lightly grease a large baking tray.
- Sift 2 cups of flour and the salt together, add butter and using your fingertips, rub butter into flour until mixture resembles breadcrumbs OR put sifted flours in food processor, add cubed butter and process till it resembles breadcrumbs.
- Add cheese, ham and parsley, stir with a wooden spoon until combined.
- Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour milk into well, using a flat blade knife stir until mixture starts to come together (don't overmix, or rolls will turn out tough).
- Sprinkle a little of the 1/4 cup of flour over the workbench, turn dough out onto bench and knead gently until dough comes together.
- Shape dough into a 20 cm disc. Divide dough into 6 pieces and pull apart. Roll each piece into a ball.
- Place on prepared tray, allowing room for spreading.
- Sprinkle lightly with remaining flour and using knife score a 1 cm deep cross on each roll top.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden (rolls should sound hollow when tapped on base.
- Serve warm with extra butter.
Will make again! I omitted ham as I didn't have any and doubled the cheese as recommended in previous comments. I used Colby instead of cheddar. Served with Curried Pumpkin Soup
Yum! These were really nice. My kids had them for lunch today and they all gave them a big thumbs up (even the fussy one) :) This is a great wee recipe that is so easy and I will definately keep it up my sleeve. (i used the food processor....I'm lazy :P )
Mmmmmmmmmm! Pat, these rolls are soooooooo yummy! They have a crunchy outside and a wonderfully soft, fluffy interior. The flavour is rich and the parsley complements the cheese nicely. I am a vegetarian, so I left out the little ham that was in there and instead doubled the cheese. Decadent! :) These are great snacks and would be lovely with a soup, too. The recipe is very clear and the dough easy to work with (I wouldnt have needed all the liquid, though). THANKS SO MUCH for sharing these treats with us, they are sure to be made again! Made and reviewed for Potluck Tag July 09.