Tag Archives: Cheese

Pizza Scrolls

27 Aug

I know, these don’t look pretty.  However they are very easy to whip up for a quick lunch and are of course extremely tasty.


  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½  tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Topping:
  • ½ cup tomato puree
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 ½ cups grated cheese
  • (any other bits that you may like to add eg pineapple, salami, capsicum)

Oven: Preheat to 200.C


Place the dry ingredients into a bowl.  Make a well in the centre and pour the buttermilk into it.  Mix together with a butter knife to form a soft dough.  Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth.  Roll out to a 30cm square.

Spread over the tomato puree and then sprinkle with the dried oregano and then the cheese.  (If you want, you can now put on anything else that you think may be yummy.  I always add a few chunks of pineapple. Just don’t over do it, as it is difficult to roll up.)

Roll up and slice into 10 pieces and place into a greased muffin tin.  Bake for 25-30mins or until golden on top.


You don’t have to place them in a muffin tin to cook.  You can just place them closely together in a baking dish. I just like they way they look in a muffin tin.  When I say I grease the tin, I actually just spray it with non-stick oil from a can. Easy!  You can use this dough for pizza. oh and this dough is a bit sticky but don’t worry it is meant to be like that.  To make these scrolls that little bit special try brushing some sweet thai chilli sauce over the top. To make it easier to brush over I just warm the sauce gently first.

Adapted from: Donna Hay Kid’s magazine -special party issue

Self-Crusting Quiche

9 Aug

A very quick and easy meal that allows you to empty the fridge of all vegetables that need using up.  Self-crusting means that you do not have to bother about pastry you just throw everything into the pot.  That is my kind of cooking!  The Quiche in the picture was our dinner last night; I got a bit carried away with emptying the fridge.  It looks a lot nicer if you put fewer bits in it, but it was very tasty.  Perhaps start with spinach and feta?  Or hey, go the whole hog and do a veggie surprise quiche like mine containing: carrot, potato, kumara (sweet potato) spinach, corn, red pepper and a small cube of feta.


  • 6 eggs
  • ½ cup flour
  • 2tsp Baking powder
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 chopped onion
  • ¼ cup butter (melted)
  • approx 2 cups vegetables
  • Grated cheese (for topping)

Oven: Preheat to 180.C


Beat eggs a little then mix in other ingredients.  Add cooked vegetables like potato, pumpkin etc  Top with grated cheese and bake for 40 mins or until brown on top.


Here are some other ingredients that I have used in this quiche before. Cooked vegetables: Potato, Kumara (sweet potato), pumpkin, carrot.  Raw vegetables: peas, fresh sweetcorn, capsicum, thin asparagus, spinach.  Cheese: feta.  Meat: bacon, ham and Salami.

Adapted from: My Cook Book.  I got this recipe from my friend Kate when I was in school. (many years ago)