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This bacon roly polies recipe from Marcus Wareing makes a great savoury treat or side. With rolling pastry, mixing a filling and lining a baking tray, there are plenty of tasks ready-made for children. You can experiment with different fillings for this roly poly

Method
1.
Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. Line a baking tray with parchment paper
2.
Place the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Crumb the butter into the flour using your thumbs and forefingers. Mix in the milk until just combined
VideoVideo: Crumb butter and flour
Room for a little one
Making dough is a simple task for children to help with. Let them crumb the butter and mix in the milk
3.
Place onto a floured work surface and roll into a 1cm thick rectangle, trimming the edges of the dough if desired
VideoVideo: Evenly roll pastry
Room for a little one
Rolling out the dough is another fun activity you and your children can do together. Add flour to the rolling pin if you find the dough sticking
4.
Brush the dough with some of the melted butter then layer the bacon on top to cover the pastry, making sure to leave a 2cm edge free on one of the long sides of the dough
5.
Mix the onion, cheeses, parsley and garlic together and spread over the bacon
VideoVideo: Crush garlic
6.
Brush the gap at the edge of the dough with water then roll into a spiral, sealing the edge brushed with water to the body of the roll
7.
Wrap the roll in cling film and refrigerate for 20 minutes
8.
Slice the roll into 1.5cm slices and place, spiral side up, onto the baking tray. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden. Serve warm
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Ingredients

Bacon filling

Pastry

  • 250g of plain flour
  • 3 tsp of baking powder
  • 75g of unsalted butter, diced and cold
  • 225ml of milk
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 20g of butter, melted

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Nutrition (per Portion)

Calories

282
14%

Sugars

2g
2%

Fat

17g
25%

Saturates

10g
49%

Salt

1147mg
19%
of an adult's guideline daily amount
Tasty bacon roly polies are a fun way to cook with kids. These make a savoury snack or side for soup and salads

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