Cheddar, Onion and Cider Rolls


  • 30g Wyke Farms Salted Butter
  • 1 White Onion, finely diced
  • 1 Garlic Clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp Mixed Herbs
  • 40ml Thatchers Vintage Cider
  • 75g Breadcrumbs
  • 80g Wyke Farms Vintage Cheddar, grated
  • 2 Eggs
  • Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper
  • 1 packet ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 1 tbsp Nigella or Sesame Seeds


  1. Melt the butter in a pan before adding the chopped onion, garlic and mixed herbs. Sauté gently for 5 minutes until softened. Add the cider and cook for a further 4 – 5 minutes until the liquid has evaporated. Set the onion mixture aside to cool.
  2. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs and cheese into the onion mixture before combining all the ingredients with 1 egg. Set aside for 5 minutes for the breadcrumbs to absorb any excess moisture. Season with salt and pepper. (If you mixture is still a little wet, sprinkle in a little extra bread crumb).
  3. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface and divide the pastry sheet lengthways to form two long rectangles. Divide the cheese and onion mixture into two.
  4. Form a sausage shape of mixture down the centre of each rectangle, distributing evenly. Lightly whisk the second egg in a bowl and using a pastry brush, egg wash the pastry on one side of the mixture. Fold the pastry over the top of mixture and stick to the egg-washed side to seal. Using a fork, press the pastry together to fully seal. Repeat with the second pastry rectangle.
  5. Brush the rolls with a little more egg wash before dividing each roll equally into 12 to form 24 mini rolls. Sprinkle with the nigella seeds and place on a lined baking tray.
  6. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes until the rolls have puffed up and turned golden.
  7. Allow to cool, and serve.
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