Now unfortunately I can’t take credit for this meal but it’s such a good one I wanted to share! The idea came from another lady called Nicola from our_little_table on instagram. Please do hop over and check her out! She has some great ideas for kids food!…This being one of them!
This is such a good way to use up any leftover bolognaise you may have. I usually always have a stash of bolognaise in my freezer too so this is pefect and something a little different! I guess you could maybe try this with some puff pastry as well but this dough literally takes no time at all to make and it really workable! It’s easy so do give it a go!
So for the dough you need 4 ingredients and can be adapted for dairy free needs too:
So you need:
- 1 1/2 Cups Spelt Flour
- 25g Soft butter
- 3 tsp Baking powder
- 1/2 Cup Milk
The recipe doesn’t call for salt and if you’re giving this to kids probably best to leave out but i do think maybe 1/2 tsp would be good in here. You could also add some herbs like some finely cut fresh rosemary??
Anyway, let’s not complicate things for now because this really doesn’t need to be complicated!
Start by placing/seiving your flour and backing powder into a mixing bowl.
Next add the butter and rub with your hands until the butter is combined with the flour and you have a breadcrumb consistency.
Finally you add your milk. Just a quick aside on the milk…Whilst i was making this a very lovely lady Paula from @tinytotsnutrition alerted me to the fact that rice milk shouldn’t be consumed by children under the age of 5 due to it’s arsenic properties! Now luckily Alfie doesn’t usually drink this. We usually have Oat milk for Maisie so i tend to use this in cooking to substitute dairy milk option but on this occasion i had run out of oat so added rice milk! So glad i was told that for under 5’s this shouldn’t be used!!! Sorry Alfie!! Oat Milk is however a great substitute but make sure you go for the fortified option!
Right back to the method…so yes add your chosen milk…
…and then mix and combine with your hands until you have a firm dough.
Now all you need to do is roll out the dough into a rectangle to about the thickness of a £1 coin.
Now layer your bolognaise on top in a thin layer..
…top with cheese and then start rolling from the longer side!
You’ll end up with a rather large sausage, something like this!
All you need to do now is chop it into chunks around 1-2inch thick, place them onto a baking tray, top with cheese and then pop into the oven for 20-25 minutes at 200C.
…and there you have it!
Great for lunchboxes too! It was a hit in our household and hope it is in yours as well!…although like i said all credit for this idea goes to @our_little_table
Is the info on the milk etc and the nutrional info important to you guys? Is this helpful? Useful? Please let me know as maybe i can tweak my posts to include some additional info for you…or not!
Anyway for now here’s the ingredients and the recipe for you…
What you need is:
- Bolognaise sauce/ragu
- Grated cheese
And then for the dough you simply need:
- 1 1/2 Spelt Flour
- 25g Soft butter
- 3 tsp Baking powder
- 1/2 Milk
What you need to do:
- Start by making your dough.
- Add the baking powder and flour to a mixing bowl.
- Now add the soft butter and rub gently with your hands until the butter has combined with the flour and you’re left with a breadcrumb like texture
- Next in goes the milk.
- Gradually bring this together with your hands until it forms a dough.
- Now roll the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll into a rectangle until it’s around the thickness of a £1 coin.
- Now simply cover the dough with a thin layer or bolognaise sauce
- Sprinkle with grated cheese
- Now from the long side roll this up so you’re left with a roulade/sausage shape
- Cut the sausage up into chunks around 1-2 inches
- Place onto a greased baking tray and add some additional cheese on top of each one.
- Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes
- I served mine with some potato wedges and broccoli!
Thanks so much – hopefully see you next time!