Thursday, 8 April 2010

Cheese and Bacon Rolls

My children love cheese and bacon rolls, which can be bought at any bread shop around Sydney (and probably all over the place, although not much comes up if you do a search, so maybe not - can you get them or something similar where you live?).

They're a good snack while you're out and about, and they're also good for lunchboxes.

I've been planning to try and make them for ages, and recently my friend Carol gave me a cheese and bacon roll recipe that she uses to make them for her children.

First make some bread dough and leave it to rise. (See this bread recipe if you need it to get to this stage.)

Push out the air from the risen dough, then divide it into several pieces - I made 12. Roll them into oval shapes, put them on baking sheets and cover them.

Leave them for half an hour or so to puff up slightly. (Ideally put them all straight onto baking sheets so you don't have to disturb them again. I usually do, but on this occasion my second baking sheet was already in use!)

Brush the tops of the breads with beaten egg, then sprinkle over diced bacon...

...and grated cheese.

Cook at 200 C for around 15 minutes until the bread is golden.

Best eaten still warm from the oven, but also pretty good the next day.

They freeze well, so you can make them, freeze them, and put them still frozen into lunch boxes, where they should defrost in time for morning tea or lunch.

13 comments:

Brownieville Girl said...

The rolls look great, don't think we have them here - we do have cheese scones though.

Coby said...

Yes, while round, they are certainly here in Melbourne. LOL I think the 'bacon' may have forgotten what meat it came from in these parts though;) Yours look fab Arista! My children love the ham, cheese and pineapple versions - I really should give it a try:D I am so impressed Arista! Your children are very lucky:D

Stacey said...

I sometimes make something similar, but do them as a scroll type thing - roll it all out flat, add the cheese, bacon and sometimes a bit of chopped spinach, roll it into a sausage and cut sections. Squash them down a bit and bake.

aurorafedora said...

hot diggity! these look soooo good!!!! will HAVE to try these soon! thanks for sharing...joanne

Cynthia said...

You, you, you - are always tempting me! :) Don't stop!

Lucie said...

These look delicious, no wonder the kids love them - sure they are a real winner.

MrsKT said...

I am going to give these a try this afternoon, they look delicious :)

georgie said...

I made bread for the first time last night inspired by this post.. and it worked! Thanks for sharing :)

arista said...

Georgie, you've just made my day!

Juliana said...

Wow, this little rolls sure looks yummie, love the combination of bacon and cheese :-)

MrsKT said...

I finally made these today and they turned out great. Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I loved these growing up! I still do in fact but I find I can eat a few too many of these :P They look fantastic!

Kristy Sayer said...

I think i'm going to have to make these for my younger sister to take to school.
They look really good!