Actually, this recipe is easy enough for the kids to enjoy making them, or at least lend a helping hand in the kitchen, choosing topping ingredients, chopping and mixing.
The dough in the scrolls is a very simple one, similar to a scone dough. This means the pizza scrolls are quite easy to pull together. They are also a great budget food option because you can fill them with bits and pieces available in the fridge, leftovers, basically anything that you would enjoy on a pizza topping.
- If you are looking for a head start on preparing these scrolls for a busy morning the next day, something I have done in the past is to chop the topping ingredients and store in an airtight container in the fridge overnight.
- Because this dough is similar to a scone dough, treat it the way you would if you were making scones. That is, sift the flour if you have the time, keep as much air in the mixture as you can when mixing through the butter, and use a light touch when mixing the milk through the dough, preferably stirring it through the mixture with a knife. Similarly, don’t overwork it when laying it out and rolling it on to your board.
- To cut into even slices, cut the rolled cylinder of dough in half, then cut each of these halves in half again. It is then easier to judge how wide to make 3 or 4 even slices from each of those smaller pieces.
- Vary the ingredients with whatever you have available. One tip: try not to use too many “wet” ingredients such tomato, balance those ingredients out with “dry” things such as capsicum. Otherwise, the wetter ingredients may make your dough too moist.
- Although these are a hit with the kids, you don’t have to be a kid to enjoy them! Change it up to make the scrolls a bit more “grown up” with ideas such as smearing a thin layer of pesto over the dough with the tomato puree, adding roasted garlic, more olives, sundried tomatoes and other ingredients with a bit of a kick, and use a sharp, bitey cheese.
If you were looking for a sweeter scroll, try the apple and cinnamon scrolls at this post here. And if you still have spirals on your mind, have a look at this interesting maths video about spirals in nature.