Thursday, July 3, 2014

Easy Rolls with Feta Cheese (Brze kiflice sa sirom)

These are the best and the easiest rolls that I've ever made in my life. I found this recipe on Suzana's blog, here.

I have to make them again, as soon as possible. There is something very cool about the dough in this recipe - you don't have to wait for it to rise. That was great, because my kids didn't want to wait, they wanted to eat the rolls right away. Plus, they were my helpers, which means mess was all around... I had to work fast. My kids just love to play with dough. If you needed an idea how to entertain your kids during summer break, now you have it.

You don't need more than 20-25 minutes to make these rolls, plus baking time. Bread flour and instant yeast can be replaced with regular, all-purpose flour and active yeast, but I do not guarantee that the dough will be as airy. Also, you can replace sesame and caraway seeds with something else, but believe me, those are the best for topping.

If you keep the rolls wrapped with plastic foil they will be fresh a day after, if any left:)

You need for dough:

600g (4 1/2 cup) bread flour + some for dusting
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons instant dry yeast
1 teaspoon baking powder
200ml (4/5 cup) warm milk
100ml (1/2 cup) vegetable oil
1 cup sour cream

For filling:
1 egg, beaten
100g Feta cheese, crumbled

For glaze:
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon milk

Sesame seeds
Caraway seeds


Use food processor or mixer to make the dough. Pulse flour, salt, baking powder and instant yeast in food processor for few seconds. Add warm milk, oil and sour cream. Mix it until you get smooth and palatable dough.

Remove the dough to flour-dusted surface. Knead it few times, and shape it into a ball. With a dough cutter divide it into four even pieces and shape them into balls.

Roll out each ball with rolling pin until you get circle 12" in diameter. Using sharp knife cut the circle into 8 even triangle pieces, first making +, then x with the knife.

Mix crumbled Feta cheese with beaten egg. Place about 1 teaspoon of filling on wider half of each small triangle. Roll triangles starting from the wider side. If you want the rolls to look nicer and ensure filling doesn't spill over during baking, fold the sides of triangles and then roll them. Place the rolls on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Do the same with the rest of the dough balls. You will need two large baking sheets. Let the rolls rest for 15 minutes before baking.

Meanwhile preheat the oven to 355F (180C).

Brush the rolls with mixture of beaten egg and milk, and add sesame or caraway seeds on the top.

Bake them for 18-19 minutes until crust becomes golden.

Serve the rolls warm.


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