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Cheddarmite Snails

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These cute snails are a hands-on messy baking activity. They are fun to make and yummy to eat. They make a great sugar-free savory snack and can be made with either Vegemite or Marmite.

Time: 15 minutes plus 15 minutes cooking time
Age: Any age
Level: Medium

Materials
3 cups self raising flour
1.5 cups milk
50g butter at room temperature
3 tbs Vegemite or Marmite
1 cup grated cheese
Pinch salt
Raisins



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Ingredients ready to go



Method
Wash hands first!
Measure the flour into a big bowl
Chop the butter into little pieces and add to the flour
Let little hands get stuck in and rub the butter into the flour



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Rubbing the butter into the flour


Add milk and mix with hands until you get a soft dough



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Get stuck in


Make a large ball and a small ball



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Flour the work surface then roll the large ball into a thin rectangle



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Spoon small dollops of Vegemite or Marmite over the rectangle and spread out
Add the grated cheese



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Roll the rectangle lengthways into a spiral roll (like a Swiss roll)



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Rolling into a long spiral roll


Slice the roll into sections a few centimetres thick. We made nine pieces



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Turn each slice on its side to get a spiral snail shell



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Now divide the smaller ball of dough into pieces and roll each one into a sausage shape. This is your snail body
Stick the body to the shell by brushing water on the join and press together.



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Ready to bake


Add a raisin for an eye

Place your snails carefully on a greased baking tray. Bake for 15 minutes at 200 degrees or until golden.

Whilst the snails are baking, fill a sink with lots of bubbles and warm water and let the little ones do the washing up.



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Fun bubbles while the snails are baking




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Yummy Cheddarmite Snails hot out of the oven


Categories
#Under 5s
#5 to 10s
#Baking
#Fun food
#Party food
#Messy play
#Snail
#Medium
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