These Strawberry Cream Cheese Scrolls are a variation on a scone dough, so they’re quite easy to make in the food processor. The cream cheese keeps them moist once baked, so they’re perfect for afternoon tea.
Vegemite. That strange black spread that is uniquely Australian.
It’s actually very rich in vitamin B, which is essential for growth and development in children.
These days, it seems that all babies progress from soft, mushy baby food and eventually end up eating Vegemite sandwiches. I like to bake with it, and make Cheese and Vegemite scrolls. I’ve made them previously for my mother’s group and all the kids enjoy them. My eldest son also enjoys helping make this recipe.
The shops are full of images of chicks and bunnies, too, because it’s all about new life.
One of my favourite things about Easter has to be Hot Cross Buns. These days they can be found in the Australian supermarkets from as early as January! Hot Cross buns are a delightful sweet breadroll traditionally filled with spices and dried fruit. You can find other varieties too – choc chip, mocha, white choc and cranberry. There’s a Hot Cross Bun flavour for everyone!
If son got his own way sultanas would be in everything he ate. They are a natural lolly for him – the natural sugars are concentrated in the drying process from grape to sultana. As a result he loves Hot Cross Buns, too. He helped me make some this morning, so here’s the recipe just in time for you to make for Easter.
Freshly baked damper bread – straight from YOUR oven! You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how easy it really is.
I decided to whip up a damper with Mr 2.5 today. He had lots of fun rubbing the butter into the flour. My basil is really looking great in my vege garden, so I decided to use it and make a basil and cheese damper to serve with our dinner.
Moist, dense banana bread
You know the stuff – it’s in every cafe and it looks like it’s here to stay. With good reason. Banana bread can be toasted and buttered, eaten plain or even eaten with jam and cream. It’s a fantastic way to use up those old, over-ripe bananas sitting in your fruit bowl. It’s perfect for taking to work, or sending to school in your child’s lunchbox.
What are you waiting for?
Save yourself from spending $$$ for one slice at your local cafe, and get baking.