Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Savory Crescent Rolls
The day i saw these Crescent rolls in Aparna's blog, i knew i would bake this for Nupur's blog bites. These are made with whole wheat flour , so a very healthy option. I saw a similar filled cresent roll in Versatile vegetarian kitchen and adapted the filling from here.So these cresent rolls are a combo from the recipes of two lovely and experienced bakers-APARNA and CHAMPA
INGREDIENTS FOR THE CRESCENT ROLLS
Whole wheat flour 2 1/2 cups
Salt 3/4 tsp
Olive oil 2 tbsp
Milk(warm) 1/2 cup
Honey 1 tbsp
Active dry yeast 2 1/4 tsp
Yogurt 3/4 cup
Garlic paste 1 tsp
Rosemary (i used dried) 1 tbsp
FOR THE FILLING
Pine nut 1/4 cup
Basil 1/4 cup
Coriander 2 tbsp
Garlic 2 pods
Chilli flakes 2 tsp
Oregano 2 tsp
Olive oil 2 tbsp
Grind all the ingredients for the pesto adding necessary olive oil and salt. Keep aside.
FOR THE ROLLS
In a pan add the olive oil and then the garlic paste. Saute over a medium flame till the raw smell disappears. Now add the rosemary ,stir for a couple of minutes and then take the pan off the heat and let it cool.
Add honey to the warm milk and dissolve the yeast in it. Keep it in a warm place for the yeast to froth up.(I kept mine in my microwave(switched off) and look at the way it frothed up.wow!!!!)
Take a wide mouthed bowl, add the salt, flavored olive oil, yeast mixture and yogurt.
Knead into a soft dough if necessary add more flour.
Shape the dough into a ball and paced it in a well oiled bowl and cover it to rise for 2 hours
Now take out the dough deflate it very slightly and divide it into two halves
Shape each half into a circle 10" to 11". Now cut these into twelve pieces
Spread the filling into these and roll it out as shown.
Start rolling from the broad end.
Transfer these rolls into a greased tray with the tip below
Loosely cover and let it rise for another 45 minutes
Preheat the oven to 22C(400F)
Brush the rolls with olive oil(or with eggs)
Bake them at 22C for 20 minutes or till they become golden brown.
Cool and serve
Don't they look so appetizing????????
THANK YOU APARNA AND CHAMPA. MY FAMILY LOVED IT:-)
These lovely yummy rolls are on their way to Nupur's Holiday Buffet:-)
Hmmmmm...I am sure we can all have a grand buffet with many more awesome dishes being dished out by others bloggers. Can't wait for the D DAY!!!!!!!!!