Today is National Cook Something Bold & Pungent Day. Another great reason to celebrate (what isn’t, really?)! Unfortunately, for all of my searching, I couldn’t find much information about the history of this holiday. But, I can say for certain that it is a real, true, verifiable, celebrate-able holiday. How, you ask? Because I found it on brownielocks.com, the largest site on the web completely dedicated to listing every holiday in America. So, if you ever need an excuse to celebrate, head on over there to find plenty!
For today, I’ve got the perfect bold & pungent recipe, straight from the land down under. Australia is, after all, the home of many wondrous and unique creatures and creations (Saiga Antelope, anyone?). In honor of this wonderful American holiday and of our Australian heritage, we are featuring a classically bold and pungent Aussie recipe: the Cheeseymite scroll. It’s a pretty basic concept, actually. We’re all familiar with cinnamon rolls, right? Well, this is a uniquely down-under take on that main idea. Except instead of cinnamon, it’s filled with cheese and Vegemite (what is that?! Click here for the story). You really can’t get bolder and pungent-er than that!
Unfortunately for us, Vegemite is not gluten-free, so we have had to abstain from this delicacy for many years since beginning our gluten free diet. But recently we discovered the wonderful invention that is Aussiemite–all the delicious flavor of Vegemite, without any of the gluten! So with one of our favorite ingredients back on the menu, we can now create this wonderful Aussie favorite: the Cheeseymite Scroll. Enjoy the celebration!
- 3 cups gluten-free flour (get it here)
- 3 teaspoons guar gum (get it here)
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- ¼ cup butter (for dairy-free, we use this)
- 1 ½ cups milk (we like coconut milk)
- 2 tablespoons Aussiemite (get it here)
- 1 ½ cheese (for dairy-free, we use this)
- Pour flour and guar gum into a bowl and incorporate the butter.
- Mix in just enough milk to make the dough soft.
- Gently knead the dough on a lightly floured surface.
- Roll out the dough to form a 15″ x 10″ rectangle.
- Spread the Aussiemite evenly over the dough, adding more to taste.
- Sprinkle ¾ of the cheese over the Aussiemite.
- Roll up the rectangle the long way.
- Cut 4″ x 2″ pieces from the roll and arrange on a greased baking tray.
- Sprinkle the top with the rest of the cheese.
- Bake in a preheated 425ºF oven for 15-20 minutes or until cooked and golden.
- Cool slightly, but enjoy while still hot and fresh. Happy Baking!
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