Friday, 6 December 2013


Roses Rolls - step by step

These pretty rolls are guaranteed to be a hit, they look so pretty it's almost a shame to eat them! But they don't just LOOK good they taste amazing too!! Soft buns with a delicious filling, I have used my Creamy Chicken Filling for these, but you can use any filling of your choice. Even crumbled feta and spinach works beautifully!
TIP: For a cheesy version, check out my Pizza Roses recipe.
Makes 15-16 Rolls
First, prepare your filling of choice: Creamy Chicken Filling
Next, prepare the dough:
4 cups all purpose/plain flour
1 tbsp. instant yeast
2 tbsp. powdered milk
1 tsp. salt
4 tbsp. oil
egg 1 (plus 1 for glazing)
1 tsp. castor/grinded sugar
In a bowl mix together the following ingredients: 4 cups flour, 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. castor sugar, 2 tbsp. milk powder, 1 tbsp. yeast, 4 tbsp. oil and 1 egg, knead to a medium soft dough with slightly warm water, leave to rise for 1 hour.
STEP 1: Divide the dough into 15-16 sections and shape them into neat balls.
STEP 2: Now you can start shaping the Roses. Roll out each ball to about 4" diameter.
STEP 3: Brush a bit of butter on the circle of dough. Make 4 diagonal slits, leaving the center intact.
STEP 4: Add your filling in the center.
STEP 5: Take one of the sections and cover the side of the filling with it.
STEP 6: Take the opposite side's section and cover the other side of the filling with it.
STEP 7 & 8: Repeat with the two last sections.
STEP 9: Pinch the dough on the side to seal it.
Repeat until all rose-rolls are ready.
STEP 10: Place the prepared rolls on a greased tray.
STEP 11: Pre-heat your oven to 180 C. Brush each rose gently with egg yolk mixed with a tsp. of milk. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until tops are golden and rolls are ready.
STEP 12: Remove and brush them with melted butter. Keep them covered until time of serving so they stay soft.
These can be served as is, with a chutney of choice, or as an accompaniment with any meal or soup.

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