Cooking with Kids: Making Pizza Scrolls

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Posted 2023-05-27 by Sue Wfollow
Do you like to cook with your child, tween or teen? It is a good way to get them off the screens, practise their maths and then enjoy a yummy treat together afterwards. Spending this quality time with your child also starts some interesting conversations and prepares them for later on in life, when they do Food Technology in High School and cook for themselves as adults. Making cooking fun is the key - crank up the music and turn it into a fun event!

This pizza scroll recipe is fairly easy, doesn't take too long and they taste delicious hot for lunch. Why don't you make them this weekend? You will be fighting over the last one!


**2 cups self-raising flour
1 Tablespoon caster sugar
2 Tablespoons margarine
3/4 cup milk
3 Tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons mixed herbs
100g shaved ham
2 cups grated cheese

  • Feel free to try this recipe with different pizza toppings or make adjustments for food intolerances. We used lactose-free margarine, milk and grated cheese.**

  • What To Do:

    Step 1: Preheat oven to 160 degrees, fan forced. Line a rectangle slice tin with baking paper. In a large bowl, add the self-raising flour and sugar and stir.

    Step 2: Add the margarine to the flour mixture and crumble it with your fingers until it resembles a coarse crumb.
    Step 3: **Stir in the milk and then use your hands to form the mixture into a sticky dough ball.

    Step 4: Scatter extra flour on the kitchen benchtop and put the dough ball out onto the benchtop. Knead it lightly into the flour. Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough into a rectangle approximately 40cm x 30cm in dimensions.

    Step 5: Using the back of a tablespoon, smear the rectangle with tomato paste, all the way to the edges. Scatter the mixed herbs, arrange the ham all over it and then sprinkle the whole rectangle with grated cheese.

    Step 6: Starting from one of the long edges, roll the dough up tightly into a long log. Transfer it onto a chopping board.

    Step 7: Use a sharp knife to cut the log up into 15 pieces (approximately) and position each piece, cut-side down, onto the lined slice tin. Ensure they are packed in tightly.

    Step 8: Bake for 30 minutes and enjoy!

    * For more ideas of what to make with kids, see the articles for Cooking With Kids: Mini Cinnamon Scrolls , What is the Best Mug Cake Recipe? and What are the Best Recipes to Make with Kids During the School Holidays? Have fun with your cooking!

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