I saw this delicious looking recipe of pesto bread rolls on Purple Foodie and I was dying to make them! So as soon as I came back home I decided to bunk gym and make them instead .But to my horror my basil was totally ruined and I just couldn’t let go. So I decided to experiment with my filling and make it my way. I used mint leaves, walnuts, olive oil, ginger and garlic with spices and I ground it up into a thick paste.
Funny enough next time I made them I neither had basil nor mint leaves so I decided to use green peppers! So basically you can fill it however you want. Next I am going to try with some salsa filling…
The mint bread rolls came out simply amazing! My hubby gobbled them up in 5 mins flat! For me that’s the greatest achievement and hence this is going to be a fixture at my dinner table!:D
For the Bread:
3 cups flour
½ tbsp dry yeast
¾ cup lukewarm milk
1 tbs salt
2 eggs (one for dough & one for brushing)
2 tbsp sugar
For the filling:
20-30 leaves of mint
4 cloves of garlic
1 inch of ginger
2 tbsp oil
- Add the yeast to lukewarm milk and keep for 15 minutes till it froths
- In the dough maker add the flour, salt ,sugar, milk with yeast and egg
- knead for 2 minutes in the processor
- Take the dough out and knead it some more with hand
- Keep it in a warm place for 2-4 hours(put it in a large bowl and cover it with foil or cling film)
- After 2-4 hours it should be double its size, knead it again with your hands and roll it into a 0.5 cm sheet using a rolling pin. I use dry flour so that it doesn’t stick.
- Spread two spoonfuls of filling evenly across the disc making sure that the sides are left free.
- Roll the disc from one end to another into a cylinder. Using a sharp knife cut it across so as to make smaller cylinders.
- Leave the cylinders for 45 min in a warm place to rise again.(Make sure u leave enough space between each as they tend to expand)
- Preheat the oven at 180 degrees. Brush the rolls with egg generously(it’s the egg that gives it the brown glaze)
- Bake for 15-20 min till the tops become golden brown.
Serve with pasta, soups, and meats or eat as it is.