Cheese and Vegemite Scrolls

*Vegemite is an acquired Aussie taste, but this is another simple, much-loved recipe in my house that is great for snacks and lunchboxes- Bella 🙂 *

vegemite scrolls

4 sheet puff pastry-thawed

1/4 cup Vegemite

3 cups grated tasty cheese

1 egg- beaten

 

1.) Preheat oven to 220 degree Celsius. Line three baking tray with baking paper.

2.) Place pastry, one sheet at a time, on a cutting board. Spread vegemite over pastry evenly. Sprinkle cheese over vegemite.

3.) Starting with the side closest to you, roll up pastry. Be careful not to roll too tight.

4.) Cut each roll into 5 even pieces. Place each scroll, cut-side up, onto baking trays. Allow room for spreading. Brush the top of each scroll with beaten egg.

5.) Bake for 15-20 min or until pastry is golden and cheese is melted.

6.) Allow to cool on tray for about 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

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Cinnamon apple muffins

*This is not a personal recipe. I found it on http://www.taste.com.au but it was a big hit in this household! – Bella 🙂 “

apple muffins

Cinnamon Apple Muffins

300g (2 cups) plain flour

1T baking powder

2t ground cinnamon

150g (3/4 cup firmly packed) brown sugar

2 medium Granny Smith apples- cored, peeled and chopped

125g (3/4 cup) seedless raisins

125g butter or margarine melted and cooled

2 eggs- lightly whisked

185mls (3/4 cup) milk

 

1.) Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Prepare about a dozen muffin pans.

2.) Sift the plain flour, baking powder and cinnamon together into a large bowl. Stir in the brown sugar, apples and raisins until well combined.

3.) In a separate bowl, whisk together the butter/margarine, eggs and milk until well combined.

4.) Add wet mixture to dry ingredients and stir with a large metal spoon until just combined.

5.) Spoon mixture evenly into the muffin pans

6.) Bake muffins for  20min or until golden and cooked right through.

Bella’s Fruit and Veggie Cake

My two eldest boys are picky eaters, one more so than the other. They don’t eat many vegetables (if any!) and not much fruit.

I have had to start being sneaky, trying to find ways to hide fruit and veggies. This recipe has proven very popular in my household. It is great as snacks, or for lunch boxes.

Bella 🙂

Bella's fruit and veggie cake
Bella’s Fruit and Veggie Cake

1 carrot, grated
1/2 small zucchini, grated

Large handful baby spinach, finely chopped

2 apples, grated

1 pear, grated

2 eggs

40 ml oil

1.5 cup Self raising flour

60 ml milk

1) Combine all grated fruit and vegetables in a large bowl. Add eggs, combine thoroughly.
2.) Add milk and oil to bowl, mix thoroughly. Slowly sift flour through mixture in parts.

3) Add more flour or milk to reach desired consistency (the thicker the mix, the denser the cake)
4.) Pour mix into a large, grease cake tin, or separate into muffin tins.

5.) Bake at about 160 degrees celsius until golden and cooked through.