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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Cheesy Vegemite Scrolls ... savoury

Now I been blabbering on about Veggiemite scrolls forever in the Survival game story, you must really wonder what up with them. Vegemite is a vegetable extract spread, instead of a meat/beef extract spread , some of us know as the Marmite or Bovral being from overseas. You can even substitute a teaspoon of the above if your needing a stock cube and don't have any available. Well here's a recipe you might want to try. (It's also not as sinful for diabetics.)

1 1/2 cups of plain flour
1 1/2 cups wholemeal plain flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
100gr butter/margarin
1 1/4 cup of low fat milk (I use normal milk)
1 cup low fat grated cheese (tasty cheese in my case)
1 egg lightly beaten
180 gr slice ham (optional)

Mix flour, baking powder, salt add add butter working it into the flour with your fingers/knife
Add milk gradually, stirring until a soft dough forms. Turn dough out on a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. Roll dough out to a large rectangle 30x40 cm (Thinly)
Spread a layer vegemite over the surface, top with ham and cheese. Loosely roll the dough to enclose the filling, slice into 12 pieces and place side by side on a prepared baking tray. Brush with egg. Bake for 25min or gloden brown, store in an airtight container.


  1. That sounds so good. Thank you for the recipe.


  2. I'm sorry but everytime I hear vegemite I think marmite. We had some when we visited England many moons ago. It was not good. Yuck. But I've heard that vegemite is better.

  3. Hi Lisa it's when you spread it too thickly that it really yuk. A little on crackers with a bit of cheese is nice.

    I made these yesterday but know I can improve them by rolling out the dough thinner and spreading vegemite a little thicker than I did, cause I was scared it would be to donimate a flavour. Trying another batch tonight.

  4. Rina, Marmite is also a vegetable extract just like Vegemite. Prefer Bovril for sure, now that one is beef! They really look nice these scrolls, think I'll try making a batch.

  5. Looks wonderful. When I hear the word vegemite, I think of that old song from the '80's!