Marcus Wareing is one of many celebrity chefs who’ve teamed up to encourage children into the kitchen. Here is one of his receipes for your children to try.

Serves ten


Bacon filling:

8 bacon rashers

1 medium onion, finely chopped

100g soft cheese

100g cheddar, grated

½ bunch flat-leaf parsley, chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed


250g plain flour

3tsp baking powder

75g unsalted butter, diced and cold

225ml milk ½ tsp salt

20g butter, melted

Method: Heat your oven to 180C/gas mark 4 and line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Place the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Ask your little helper to crumb the butter into the dry mixture, then add the milk until combined. Place the dough onto a floured surface, then your little helper can roll it out into a rectangle, approx 1cm thick. Brush the dough with some of the melted butter.

Then top with the bacon, covering all of the pastry aside from a 2cm edge on one of the long sides of the rectangle.

Mix together the parsley, onion, cheeses and garlic, then spread this on top of the bacon.

Brush the 2cm gap at the edge of the dough with water.

Then for the fun part: starting with the side without the 2cm gap, start rolling the dough, until one big roll is formed. Seal by pressing the water-brushed gap onto the body of the roll. Wrap in cling film and place in the fridge for 20 minutes. Then, remove and slice into 1.5cm-thick slices.

Place spiral side up onto the baking tray and bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

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