Egg Roll

Egg Roll

It’s day 4 of the Covid Lockdown extension (in total we have spent 22days indoors). It seems the kids have decided that cooking will always be their get-out-of-boredom card. That will totally not be a problem of they don’t keep trying to drag me along . They have asked me for Egg Rolls now it’s been a week. They wanted it as part of the Easter menu, they even pull out my recipe book and tried to do it themselves

I don’t have a problem with them doing it themselves but I like to teach/guide them first before I leave them to do it themselves. With adult supervision of course.

They even served siesta today, because it was the condition I gave to making the egg rolls. So here goes.


● 8 Hard boiled eggs

● 3 cups all purpose flour

● 1/4 tsp Salt

● 2 tbsp Sugar

● 1/2 tsp grated Nutmeg

● 1 tsp Baking powder

● 50grams Margarine

● 1 Egg

● 1/2 cup water


– In a clean dry bowl, seive the flour and add all the dry ingredients (salt, nutmeg, sugar, baking powder).

– Add the margarine and rub in the flour mix until it forms crumbs.

– Make a well in the centre of the flour and add the egg and half of the water. Combine the flour gently with the egg and water without kneading or over working the dough, add the rest of the water and work it all in till you can form a ball.

Leave the dough to rest for about 30 minutes

– Lightly flour a board after the dough has rested and place the dough to divide.

Divide the dough into 8. This recipe can make 9 eggs, so you can divide into 9 parts too.
Hard boiled eggs
Lightly flour your palms and fingers, and wrap the dough around the egg to form an oval. Pinch off any excess dough that might form around the closure and seal properly
The closure might look like this, just pinch off excess dough without over stretching or compromising the wrap around the egg
Deep fry on medium to almost low heat, this is to allow the pastry cook through without cooking too fast and burning the outer crust.
There you have it, crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, and very filling!

Many a road traveller has been saved from hunger by egg roll. Cheap and available at almost every bus stop or motor park. One egg roll and a drink and you have a full belly for a long distance travel.😁

Fdvie Avocombo Juice was my drink pairing of choice with the Egg Roll.
Don’t you just want to reach into your screen and grab a bite!

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