Saturday, 18 October 2014

pizza scrolls

One day, an hour before lunchtime, I was feeling particularly bored . My to-do list was rather long (as it usually is), but I was bored. Read: lazy. I didn't want to do anything I had written down, so I was suffering the consequences. I just wanted to do something different and productive before returning to my monstrous to-do list. So I decided to flip through a well-loved kid's cookbook we have. Cookbooks are my favourite type of books (or are kid's picture books my favourite? What about theology books? Ohh I can never decide).

And then I came across this recipe. Pizza Scrolls. We've made this recipe a numerous amount of times and it's always a hit. I don't think we've ever had leftovers from these scrolls.

So I decided to cure my boredom by baking these pizza scrolls for lunch. And then once eaten, they gave me the energy and dedication to tackle everything I had written down on my to-do list.

The pizza scrolls are easy and cheesy. Ha! That rhymes. The scone dough is the perfect dough for this recipe, and you can even use half-wholemeal-half-white flour if you want to. The fillings are pretty versatile too - you can add in whatever you have on hand. Ham, bacon, chicken, mushrooms and pineapple would all work well. They're a great hit with kids too, and make for an excellent lunchbox or picnic food.

Also please excuse the quantity and quality of my photos. I was hungry, yo.

Pizza Scrolls
makes 12

2 cups self raising flour
1 tbsp castor sugar
30g butter
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup tomato paste
2 tbsp italian herbs
1 medium green capsicum, diced
1/2 red capsicum, diced
1/2 white onion, diced
2 cups grated cheese (I used a mix of tasty and mozerella)

Preheat oven to 180C. Grease a 19x29cm pan.
Place flour and sugar in a medium bowl and use fingers to rub butter in, until mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Stir in milk and mix to a soft, sticky dough. Knead on a lightly floured surface for 1-2 minutes. Using a rolling pin, roll dough out to form a 30x40cm rectangle.
Spread tomato paste evenly over base, then sprinkle the base with the herbs. Top with capsicum, onion then grated cheese. Roll dough into a right roll then cut into 12 even slices. Place slices facing cut-side up into the pan and bake for 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Eat warm.


  1. Wow pizza scrolls definitely take me back to my childhood! Thanks for reminding me how delicious they are, need to make myself a batch of these soon!

  2. Yum - those look good and easy to make, pinned it!!

  3. This is SCRUMPTIOUS and I am so glad you brought these gems to the Wonderful Wed. Blog Hop. I featured you on my fb page and cannot wait to see what you bring next week. YUMMY! Carrie, A Mother's Shadow

  4. Hello Grace, quick stop to let you know I am featuring your pizza scrolls on my site for the Wonderful Wed. Blog Hop. Carrie, A Mother's Shadow

  5. Looks so yummy! Pinned! Thanks for sharing at the party. Hope to see you again this week! Theresa @DearCreatives

  6. I am now officially starving! That's what I get for reading blogs first thing in the morning! Pinning to Pinterest!

  7. i need to make these like, yesterday!! they look so good! pinning :)