Cait’s Poppy Seed Grissini Frame With Pizza Scrolls Recipe

Have a little fun with these yummy pizza scrolls from SA Bake Off's Cait McWilliams


Poppy seed grissini

  • 250ml whole wheat flour
  • 360ml warm water
  • 10ml white sugar
  • 14g dry yeast
  • 750ml cake flour
  • 15ml salt
  • 100g poppy seeds

Pizza scrolls

  • 610g white bread flour12g dry yeast
  • 12g dry yeast
  • 5ml salt
  • 30ml olive oil
  • 400ml warm water

Pizza sauce

  • 1 whole baby onion, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 30ml olive oil
  • 200g cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 150g tomato puree
  • 15g tomato paste
  • 5ml sugar
  • 10g fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 60ml red wine
  • 125g mozzarella, grated
  • 50g cheddar, grated
  • Salt & pepper to taste



  1. Combine the whole wheat flour, water, sugar & yeast and leave for 10minutes
  2. Add the remaining ingredients except for the poppy seeds & mix on low until combined. Mix on medium for 5-7 minutes until smooth & shiny
  3. Place in oiled bowl, wrap with cling wrap and prove for an hour or until double in size
  4. Knock dough down & roll into a rough rectangle
  5. Cut 1cm strips & roll in the poppy seeds
  6. Plait in the oval frame shape in a lined baking sheet
  7. Leave for 15minutes for the dough to puff slightly, while preheating oven to 220°C
  8. Bake for 20-30minutes

Pizza scrolls

  1. Sift the flour & stir the yeast through
  2. Mix together the salt, oil & water
  3. Stir into the flour to make a soft dough then turn out onto a light floured surface
  4. Knead for 10minutes until smooth
  5. Place in an oiled bowl, cover with cling wrap & prove for an hour or until double in size
  6. Knead the dough lightly & roll into a rectangle
  7. Spread the tomato sauce, leaving a 2cm border
  8. Sprinkle the chesses evenly over the sauce
  9. Roll the dough up tightly & cut 2cm wide slices
  10. Arrange on a lined baking tray
  11. Leave for 30minutes until dough has puffed, while preheating the oven to 220°C
  12. Bake for 10-20minutes until risen and golden

Pizza sauce

  1. Sauté the garlic & onion in olive oil
  2. Add cherry tomatoes & cook on high for 5minutes
  3. Pour in the puree & paste & stir
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients & cook for another 5-10minutes, stirring occasionally. Allow to cool
  5. Arrange the scrolls inside the frame in a presentation board
Recipe by Cait McWilliams (The Great South African Bake Off contestant, season 2)

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