A cheesymite scroll is a baked food item commonly found in Australia. It consists of a spiral of baked bread similar to a pain aux raisins with vegemite and cheese in place of raisins. Cheesymite scrolls are available for purchase at various chain bakeries and supermarkets in Australia and are also home-baked. This is our simple recipe to make your own.
- 3 cups self raising flour
- pinch salt
- 50 g butter
- 1½ cups milk
- 2 tablespoons Vegemite, more or less, as desired
- 200 g grated tasty cheese
- Sift flour and salt into a bowl then rub through butter.
- Stir in enough milk to make a soft dough.
- Knead gently on a lightly floured surface, and then roll to form a 40 cm x 25 cm (15" x 10") rectangle.
- Spread the Vegemite over the dough then sprinkle over ¾ of the cheese. Roll up along the long side to enclose the cheese.
- Cut 10 x 4 cm (1½") pieces from the roll and place close together, cut side up on a greased baking tray.
- Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and bake in a hot 220°C. (425°F ; Gas Mark 7) oven for 15-20 minutes or until cooked and golden.