Ham, Cheese and Tomato Scrolls

Last weekend the weather was AMAZING and I decided to make savoury scrolls for Ben and I to take on a picnic to our local dam/park/gardens. I wanted something quick, easy and without rising time to I developed a scone style herb scroll and it was delicious!

Ingredients – Scroll

  • 1 cup of wholemeal self raising flour
  • 1 cup of self raising flour
  • 50g of butter – cubed
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 tsp of dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp of mixed Italian herbs

Ingredients – Filling

  • 100g of meat – I used a Russian smoked ham
  • Tomato paste of pizza sauce – to spread. Make sure your sauce choice isn’t too salty!
  • Cheddar cheese to scatter
  • I also put some mushrooms in mine, it did make them hard to roll tightly but I LOVE mushrooms!
  • NOTE: within reason, you can basically put whatever you would like in these – pineapple, fresh tomato, avocado – if hot avocado is your thing.


  1. Preheat oven to 180C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Combine the flour, herbs and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Rub in the butter with your fingertips as though you were making a scone mix – these are essentially just a giant, delicious scone. 
  4. Make a well in the centre of the mixture and slowly pour in the milk.
  5. Using your fingertips, again, combine the milk and the flour mix to form a dough ball that lifts away from the edges of the bowl. Yes, you will look like a creepy dough monster while this happens. 
  6. Place the dough ball on a well floured surface and knead until smooth. 
  7. Roll out to form a rectangle approximately 25-30 cm long and as wide as you’d like. I wouldn’t recommend it to be too thick as it will be dry and not very scroll-like. JESS9
  8. Top the dough with your desired filling, roll width-ways and cut into 2-3cm scrolls.JESS11JESS15JESS16
  9. Place onto baking tray and bake for 15 minutes or until golden.
  10. Remove from oven, allow to cool and transfer to a serving tray.

Enjoy! xx

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Homemade Pasta

Making your own pasta is one of the easiest things you can make. I would however highly suggest that you get yourself a pasta maker – they are life changing!


  • 2 cups of 00 flour
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 tbs of olive oil
  • a pinch of salt
  • ¼ – ½ a cup of water dependant of how well the ingredients are coming together
  • Additional flour for dusting


  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix well until combined. The mixture will still be slightly sticky but it will come away from the bowl without sticking.
  2. If you put in too much water you can always add a little extra flour to adjust.
  3. Cover the dough ball with cling wrap, place in a bowl with a tea towel over the top and rest for 30 minutes in a warm area.
  4. Flour your work surface, divide the dough into four even pieces and flour the dough portions.
  5. Using your pasta maker send the dough trough on setting 1, flour and fold in half lengthways.
  6. Send through on setting 1 and flour.
  7. Set the pasta maker to setting 2 and send the dough through, flour and fold in half widthways.
  8. Send through on setting 2 and flour.
  9. Send through on setting 3 and flour.
  10. Send through on setting 4 and flour.
  11. Cut your four pasta lengths in half width ways and either using a knife or your pasta maker attachment cut into fettuccine, spaghetti, pappardelle or any other shape that takes your fancy.
  12. Ensure that as you cut the pasta you dust with flour to ensure they do not stick together!
  13. To cook – bring a large saucepan of salted water to a rapid boil and place in the pasta, in batches if needed, and cook till al dente – this will take around 3 minutes dependant on the width of your pasta.
  14. Serve with your favourite sauce.