Cheese roll-ups

Cheese roll-ups

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Prep: 30 mins Cook: 25 mins


Makes 6
Teach kids a lifetime cookery skill with a special recipe from CBeebies' 'i can cook'- these buns show how to make dough

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per roll-up

  • kcal218
  • fat11g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs25g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre1g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.6g
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  • 200g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 50g butter, softened



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 1 tsp paprika



    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • 100-125ml/3½-4fl oz milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

  • 50g ready-grated mature cheddar


  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Put the flour and butter in a bowl and rub them together with your fingers. Rubbing in mixture with cold butter is hard and tiring on young fingers, so use slightly softened butter – but not so soft that it is oily. Now stir in the paprika and mix again.

  2. Add 100ml milk and mix with a fork until you get a soft dough. Add a splash more milk if the dough is dry. This process will teach you how to feel the dough and decide if it needs more liquid. You can always add more milk if required.

  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough like pastry to about 0.5cm thick. Try to keep a rectangular shape. Only roll in one direction, and roll and turn, roll and turn – by keeping the dough moving, you avoid finding it stuck at the end.

  4. Sprinkle the grated cheese on top, then roll up like a sausage along the long side. Cut into 12 thick rings using a table knife. Get an adult to show you how to hold the dough with one hand and cut straight through with the other.

  5. Line the baking tray with baking parchment. Place the roll-ups on the parchment, cut-side down, almost touching each other, making sure that you can see the spiral. Get an adult to put them in the oven for you and bake for 20-25 mins until golden and melty. Ask an adult to remove them from the oven, then leave to cool. The cheese roll-ups will keep for up to 3 days in an airtight container.

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30th Mar, 2016
Double the ingredients because I wanted to make 12 - so confused when it tells you to cut into 12 rings - they're in the oven now - goodness knows what they'll turn out like!!
13th Jan, 2014
made these with my 3 year old and added chopped tomato, ham and onion into the mix, we served with a bit of salad and it made a nice lunch. We will be making these again with different toppings.
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5th Nov, 2012
Great Recipe. Stuffed it with a mixture of emmental and cheddar because that's what I had handy, then sprinkled the top with oregano. YUM! I'll be using the dough more often with additional stuffing like thym, olives, white cheese, etc,,,,
13th Sep, 2012
Made these today as needed something for lunchboxes but wasn't impressed. Cooked them for 20 mins and they came out quite dark in colour and taste or burnt cheese not very good but maybe its my oven.
28th Aug, 2012
These are delicious ! Made them for a slumber party yesterday and had to make another batch this morning because everyone wanted more for breakfast ! I was out of butter, so I put a tablespoon of olive oil into the flour and mixed the cheese with a bit of oregano. Beautiful ! @amy r: The nutritional info is for 6 rings, so just divide by 2 if you'll be making 12.
21st Aug, 2012
Really tasty and easy. I'm making them with my GirlGuide group in September!
6th Aug, 2012
The top of the recipe says makes 6 but the method says to cut into 12 rings. Which of these is the nutritional info based on?
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26th Jul, 2012
Apologies @judyY, @Jilly, @Megan Fyles- you all noticed the misprint before we did. Thanks for pointing it out and sorry if it resulted in any disastrous roll-ups. All the best, BBC Good Food web team
26th Jul, 2012
Impossible to roll out as recipe printed wrongly. 50n gram butter not 500 gram. JudyY
26th Jul, 2012
It makes me chuckle!! Teach them a life skill Get them to make dough? But get them to go the the supermarket to buy ready grated cheese that's twice the price of the normal stuff. My sons cookery lessons at school consisted of things like this. Quick, ready made, ready peeled, grated. Its sad. I was taught to make cakes and bread. How to fill a family without needing a second mortgage. Real food. Healthy food. Fresh not processed. It really is time that kids were taught to cook. properly|!


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