Joe Swash’s cheese and Marmite scrolls

“Australia and I’m a Celebrity… mean so much to Stacey and me,” says Joe Swash, who was crowned King of the Jungle in 2008 and went on to present spin-off show Extra Camp with his wife Stacey Solomon.

“When we were presenting the spin-off show, we’d go to the studio every Thursday morning and they’d have these cheese and Vegemite scrolls for breakfast. Stacey absolutely loved them and now we make them for the kids. They’re special and when we eat these, we always get a little smile on our faces, as we remember those times Down Under.”

Cheese and Marmite scrolls

(Serves 12)

For the dough:
500g strong white flour, plus extra for dusting
7g instant yeast
30ml olive oil
1tsp Marmite
1tsp salt
1tsp sugar or honey
300ml tepid water

For the filling:
2tsp Marmite
30g cream cheese
75g Cheddar, grated

For the topping:
1 egg, beaten, for brushing
50g Cheddar, grated


1. Put the flour and yeast in a bowl and stir. Drizzle in the oil, then add the Marmite, salt and sugar or honey. Gradually work in the water until you have a fairly sticky dough.

2. Turn the dough out onto a floured work surface and knead until it is smooth and elastic. There is a very simple test called the ‘window pane test’ to check if it has been kneaded for long enough. Very gently stretch the dough – if you can stretch it to the point where it is almost thin enough to see through, without it breaking, it is ready.

3. Put the dough back in the bowl and cover with a damp tea towel. Leave it somewhere warm for one-and-a-half to two hours until it has puffed up to about twice the size.

4. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knock the air out of it so it deflates. Shape it into a large rectangle – about 35 x 25cm. Mix the Marmite with the cream cheese – it will go quite runny – and spread it all over the bread. Sprinkle with the grated cheese.

5. Roll up the dough along the longest side, quite tightly, then cut it into 12 rounds. Arrange the rounds over a baking tray…


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