Cheese Whirls


Here is a recipe used during the war as a fun snack… I made these today after I had observed the Remembrance Day silence and while I listened to the full Remembrance Day service from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, on my local radio station, CKBW. After the service I watched some of the veteran videos which I have on DVD… Please click here for more thoughts on this


  • 12 ounces of plain white or wholewheat flour
  • 4 oz cooking fat/margarine
  • 4 oz strong cheddar cheese
  • 2 eggs (or dried eggs)
  • 1 teaspoon dried mustard powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 teaspoons of quick rise dried yeast
  • Marmite (you can buy this British item in Atlantic Save Easy & Superstore in Canada)
  • milk for brushing with


Place all the dry ingredients (except the cheese) in a large bowl and mix together

Break up the margarine and rub in to the dry ingredients

Mix in the grated cheese

Mix in the two beaten eggs

Knead until a dough is formed

Flour your work surface and rolling pin

Break the dough in half

Roll out the dough into an oblong shape about 1/4 inch thick

Spread with Marmite

Roll up into a long swiss roll shape

Slice along with a sharp knife

Place whirls on a greased baking tray

Brush with milk

Place in over at 200 C for about 12-20 mins

Makes about 30!