Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Savory Crescent Rolls




Hi



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

PREPARATION


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!!!!!!!!!