Meat in bread II: Beef and Butternut Squash.

Jon is loving the “meat in bread” things I’m making. It is literally just a bread roll with meat and other fillings inside it. Here’s how to make one!

Recipe: how to make stuffed bread.


  • 500g flour and raising agents
  • 300g steak
  • 200g butternut squash
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 egg
  • 5tsp sugar
  • 2tsp salt
  • 2tsp pepper
  • water as needed


  • mixing bowl and fork or whisk
  • greased, floured or nonstick baking tray


  1. Mix the flour, sugar, 1tsp salt, 1tsp pepper and egg together.
  2. Add water while mixing until a firm, smooth dough is formed.
  3. Leave to prove.
  4. Peel and prep the squash and onion.
  5. Chop the beef, squash and onion. Mix with the remaining salt and pepper.
  6. Divide the flour into quarters. Roll into small balls and gently pull to stretch out, like pizza dough.
  7. Place a quarter of the meat and veg into each disc. Fold the disk around it. Be sure to leave no holes.
  8. Bake at 160C for 1h 30min.
  9. Leave to cool thoroughly before serving.

It really is that simple! They make great festival food, great picnic food, great travel food and can be made smaller to create less messy sandwiches for small hands.


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WWW. Herb Rolls, Plain Rolls, Fruit Loaf.

So for the WWW this week I made a roast chicken (from meatfeast!) and a lot of baked goods to sustain us on the trip to Download and to go with our meals during our stay.

I made six herb rolls, four plain rolls and one fruit and seed cake.

Recipe 1: Easy Plain Rolls.



-400g self-raising flour

-2 cups warm water

-1tbsp lemon juice

-a pinch of salt

-a pint of pepper


-mixing bowl and spoon

-flat baking tray, greased


1: Mix the flour, pepper and salt.

2: Add the water slowly, continually mixing until the mass is stringy and smooth to touch, not sticky.

3: Form 4 small rolls. Do this by rolling your dough into a ball and pulling the surface tight. Turn it 90 degrees and pull it tight again. Fold the excess under. Do this until the roll looks stretched and stringy on top.

4: Place in the oven at 100C for 20min.

5: Bake at 150C for 35min, or until the crust is hard.

6: Finish at 200C for 5min.

Recipe 2: Creamy Herb Rolls.



-600g self-raising flour

-500ml milk

-2tsp salt

-2tsp pepper

-2tbsp herbs

-2tbsp lemon juice


-mixing bowl and spoon

-flat baking tray, greased


1: Mix the flour, salt, pepper and herbs.

2: Slowly stir in the milk and lemon juice.

3: Mix the mass until it’s firm and stringy.

4: Place in the fridge until stiff.

5: Remove from the fridge and knead until pliable.

6: Form 6 small rolls. Do this by rolling the dough into balls and then rolling them out into slightly elongated rolls.

7: Place them on the tray with the neat side up. Bake at 100C for 35min.

8: Bake at 150C for 35min.

9: Finish at 200C for 5min.

Recipe 3: Fruit and Seed Loaf.



-3 overripe bananas

-1 apple

-200g self-raising flour

-1 cup of mixed seeds (mine was 1/4 flax, 1/2 pumpkin, and 1/4 sunflower and others)

-1/2 cup dried fruit