Australia Day madness wouldn’t be complete without the classic Aussie combo of Vegemite and cheese. This year, add a twist with the distinctive soft crunch of macadamias – it’s a guaranteed winner!


  • 500g plain bread flour plus ¼ cup for kneading and rolling

  • 1 sachet dried yeast

  • 1 teaspoon fine salt

  • 325ml warm water

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons vegemite, or to taste

  • 2 cups (125g) tasty cheese, grated

  • 3/4 cup raw macadamias, chopped roughly


  • 1.

    Combine the flour, yeast and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre. Combine water and olive oil and pour into the well. Using a knife, stir together the water mixture with the flour mixture until it comes together and starts to form a ball.

  • 2.

    Place the ball onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes, adding more flour if the mixture is too sticky. Place the dough in a lightly oiled mixing bowl, cover with plastic wrap and stand in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

  • 3.

    Punch down the dough and place on a lightly floured surface. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough out to a 30cm square. Spread with Vegemite and sprinkle with cheese and macadamias.

  • 4.

    Roll the dough into one long scroll and cut into 10 pieces. Place the pieces, cut side down onto a lightly oiled baking tray in a circular pattern, leaving at least 3cm between pieces for them to spread. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and place the tray in a warm place until pieces have doubled in size, about 1 hour.

  • 5.

    Meanwhile, preheat oven to 180°C. Place tray in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden. Serve warm or when cool.

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