After two sweets for Christmas celebrations, I am here with a savoury recipe. This is an enriched dough with butter and it is so soft. It was supposed to resemble a Christmas tree, but as the dough was very soft, it spread out too much in the tray. So the final bread didn’t even resemble a tree. But still they were so soft and when served warm, they just were gone in seconds. If you are trying this, try to make it in a 10″ round cake tin instead of the tray. You will get some beautiful pull apart rolls.
For the filling I used store bought cheese spread. Some days back, I bought a chilly capsicum cheese spread from Nilgiris. Only I liked the flavour. Both hubby and Sruti stayed away from it. So I thought of finishing off that jar with this recipe. I was so sure that Sruti will not eat this because of the flavour of the spread. But to my surprise, she went for a second helping and then for a third. We had these rolls for our dinner that day and I must say, we enjoyed it so much.
All Purpose Flour/ Maida – 2 1/2 cups
Salt – 1 tsp
Instant Yeast – 1 1/4 tsp
Granulated Sugar – 1/4 cup
Milk – 1 cup
Butter – 1/3 cup
Cheese Spread – 1/2 cup
Heat milk and butter until butter melts.
Set it aside until it comes to luke warm.
In a bowl mix together flour, salt, sugar and yeast.
Add the luke warm milk and mix to form a sticky dough.
Transfer to the counter and knead it for 10 minutes until it becomes, soft, smooth and less sticky.
Use a bench scraper to handle the dough. Do not add too much flour.
Once done, place it in a well oiled bowl and cover with cling film and set it aside.
Once it is double the size, transfer it back to counter, punch out the air.
Shape it into a rectangle.
Add the cheese spread and spread it out evenly.
Roll it into a log.
Slice into 14 – 15 equal pieces.
Arrange them in a greased 10″ tin or a baking tray.
Cover and set aside for 20 minutes.
By the time, preheat oven to 200°C.
Bake the rolls for 15 – 20 minutes or until the top is nicely browned.
Remove from oven, brush the top of the rolls with butter and sprinkle some coriander leaves.
Serve them hot or warm.