cheese and mustard rolls

Bendigo Savoury Rolls

The recipe for these delightful cheesy rolls was originally published by the Country Women’s Association in 1937.


Puff pastry

Mustard (choose one that’s not too hot)

Cheese (any kind that melts well)

Blanched Almonds


Preheat your oven to 220°C or 325°F

Spread a sheet of puff pastry with the mustard.

Sprinkle over the cheese.

Roll tightly.

Cut into slices approximately half an inch (1.5cm) wide).

Press an almond into the centre of each.

Bake for 15 minutes or until cooked.

Tuna treat party snacks

Tuna Treats

Tuna Treats, a cheesy topping for crackers or toast. Serve it as a nibbly on your Christmas party table or use it as a tasty sandwich spread.

Originally published in the Australian Women’s Weekly, December 2nd, 1964


420gm or 14oz of canned tuna

120gm or 4oz of cream cheese

1 tablespoon (Australian 20gm) or US 4 teaspoons of chopped chives

1/4 teaspoon of garlic salt

a few drops of Tabasco sauce

Crackers or toast to serve


Soften the cream cheese.

Drain and mash the tuna.

Mix everything but the crackers together into a firm paste.

Roll into balls.

Serve with crackers or toast.

This recipe also makes a great sandwich spread.