Cheese roll-ups

Teach kids a lifetime cookery skill with a special recipe from CBeebies’ ‘i can cook’- these buns show how to make dough

  • Prep:30 mins
    Cook:25 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 218
  • fat 11g
  • saturates 6g
  • carbs 25g
  • sugars 1g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 6g
  • salt 0.6g


  • 200g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 50g butter, softened
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 100-125ml/3½-4fl oz milk
  • 50g ready-grated mature cheddar


For parents
Depending on the age of your child, and how much cooking experience they have, either pre-weigh everything or get them to help you with just a few of the ingredients. As they get more confidant, you can make preparing the ingredients part of the fun.Before you start
Wash your hands, tie back long hair and put on an apron.Equipment
To make the roll-ups, you'll need a baking tray, baking parchment, weighing scales, mixing bowl, rolling pin, fork and a table knife.


  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Put the flour and butter in a bowl and rub them together with your fingers. Rubbing in mixture with cold butter is hard and tiring on young fingers, so use slightly softened butter – but not so soft that it is oily. Now stir in the paprika and mix again.

  2. Add 100ml milk and mix with a fork until you get a soft dough. Add a splash more milk if the dough is dry. This process will teach you how to feel the dough and decide if it needs more liquid. You can always add more milk if required.

  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough like pastry to about 0.5cm thick. Try to keep a rectangular shape. Only roll in one direction, and roll and turn, roll and turn – by keeping the dough moving, you avoid finding it stuck at the end.

  4. Sprinkle the grated cheese on top, then roll up like a sausage along the long side. Cut into 12 thick rings using a table knife. Get an adult to show you how to hold the dough with one hand and cut straight through with the other.

  5. Line the baking tray with baking parchment. Place the roll-ups on the parchment, cut-side down, almost touching each other, making sure that you can see the spiral. Get an adult to put them in the oven for you and bake for 20-25 mins until golden and melty. Ask an adult to remove them from the oven, then leave to cool. The cheese roll-ups will keep for up to 3 days in an airtight container.

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