Savoury Bacon, Onion and Cheese Pinwheels

Instead of a sweet biscuit try something savoury for a change.  I made these little savoury rollups which were supposed to contain marmite but because I had no marmite I substituted bacon, onion and cheese, with good results.  They are at their best straight from the oven.  I had a friend around for tea so I put them on a hot-tray to keep them warm.

250 g flour

15 ml baking powder

150 g butter or margarine

1 egg

15 ml maizena (cornflour)

salt to taste


5 rashers bacon, cooked and chopped

1 large onion, chopped and fried

250 ml grated cheddar cheese


1 egg

sesame seeds


Rub the butter or margarine into the flour.  Add the baking powder, maziena and salt.  Add the egg, beaten with 40 ml water and mix well.

Roll into a rectangle approximately 38 x 30 cm.  Trim the edges and spread with the cooked bacon and onion.  Sprinkle the cheese on top.  Cut in half so each is 19 x 30 cm.  Roll up each half fairly tightly like a swiss roll, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes or longer (preferably overnight to make it easy to slice).

Then cut into thin slices.  Beat an egg and eggwash each slice.  Sprinkle sesame seeds on top if desired and a sprinkling of salt.

Bake on a greased baking tray for 10 minutes at 200 C.


Substitute the above filling with the following:

60 ml butter or margarine

15 ml marmite

125 g cheddar cheese, grated

Spread over the pastry and roll up as instructed.


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