The Great Australian Bake Off

Probably one of the best scrolls you'll have.


  • Dough

  • 3 cups plain flour

  • 1 cup warm milk

  • 1 tsp dry yeast

  • 1 tsp caster sugar

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/4 cup light olive oil

  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt

  • 1/2 tsp table salt

  • Homemade cheese or shankliesh 

  • 2kg plain yogurt

  • 1 tbsp salt, plus 1 tsp salt extra

  • 4 tbsp ground oregano

  • 2 tbsp paprika

  • 2 tsp chili powder or flakes

  • Filling

  • Four balls of shankliesh, coarsely chopped

  • 2 small tomatoes, finely chopped

  • 1 large Spanish onion, finely chopped

  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • Egg wash

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 2 tbs milk

  • 2 tbs za’atar, to sprinkle after egg wash


  • 1.

    For the dough, mix together 1 cup of flour, sugar, milk, yeast and  baking powder. Cover and leave for 5 minutes then add olive oil, yogurt and salt then gradually add the flour turn on a flour surface and knead for a few minutes until you have a nice soft dough.

  • 2.

    (You May need a bit extra flour or a bit less it depend on the type of flour you are using) cover surface with the olive oil and then place in warm place for at least 15 minutes

  • 3.

    For the shankliesh,  pour yogurt in a saucepan add 1 tbs of salt and put on medium heat until it start to boil and separate then transfer to a colander lined with wipe or muslin to drain all liquid, it must be very well drained (it may take a while to drain completely).

  • 4.

    When cold and drained add salt, paprika and chili, divide in half and form a ball (tennis ball size) roll the ball in oregano to cover all surface and place on plate to dry.

  • 5.

    For the filling, add all ingredients together and set aside.

  • 6.

    To form the scroll, punch air out of the dough and divide  into twelve equal size.

  • 7.

    Roll dough to approximately 30 cm by 15 cm, spread 3 tbs of filing mix in the center lengthwise and then fold side and press well.

  • 8.

    With a pizza cutter cut in half lengthwise and then roll to form a scroll and place on a lined tray brush with egg yolk and milk wash sprinkle with zaater and bake in a pre heated oven for 35 minutes.


This recipe has not been edited or tested by the Bake Off Food Department.

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