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Vegemite Scrolls – Easy Afternoon Tea Idea That Kids Can Help To Make!

Vegemite scrolls are a super easy afternoon tea idea that can get your kids in the kitchen AND save you a bunch of money at the bakery!

Vegemite Scrolls – the easiest afternoon tea you’ll ever make!

Vegemite scrolls are an absolute favourite at Families Magazine. There’s something so ‘Aussie’ about them and they’re the perfect afternoon tea treat. It’s an easy recipe that can get little ones involved in cooking which they always love!

vegemite scrolls little feet

We realised, though, that stopping off at the bakery on the way home was starting to add up. In the interests in teaching our kids about financial literacy, we realised that this was truly a snack we could be making ourselves! Here’s how we do it…

What do we need?

vegemite scrolls ingredients

  • Vegemite
  • Shredded cheese
  • Short-cut pastry
  • Oven tray
  • Baking paper
  • One egg (whisked)
  • Pastry brush

What do we do?

  • Pre-heat the oven. We usually put it at about 200 degrees or so but it’ll depend on your oven.
  • Make sure that the pastry is nice and pliable. If littler kids are helping you, be prepared for a bit of wastage as they try to figure out how to manipulate it.
  • Turn your square of pastry so it is a diamond.
  • Spread vegemite down the centre.
  • Cover the vegemite line in cheese.
  • Twist and fold the pastry so it’s in a line and then bend it in over itself so it forms a little circle.

vegemite scrolls folding

vegemite scrolls twisted

  • Place onto the baking paper on your prepared baking tray.
  • Using a pastry brush, coat the scroll in whisked egg. This will make it brown nicely in the oven.
  • Put it in the oven. Keep an eye on it. We usually put ours in for about 10 minutes or so until they’re nice and crunchy.

vegemite scrolls finished product

  • Voila!

Vegemite Scrolls

These are great as a treat and they’re pretty darn filling, too! They do well in lunchboxes but are best served heated up a little with a nice big glass of milk or water.

Is your tummy grumbling? Wait until you get a load of our gluten-free self-saucing lemon pudding recipe!

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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