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BASIL PESTO ROLLS

Cook: 20 - 30 minutes | Servings: 16 rolls

BASIL PESTO ROLLS

An easy savory muffin served with cold meats and deviled eggs on a hot sunny day.

  • 500 g (890 ml) cake flour
  • 50 g (60 ml) castor sugar
  • 1 x 10 g instant yeast
  • 10 g salt
  • 6 eggs
  • 250 g unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 160 ml basil pesto
  • 3 wheels feta cheese
  • 1 egg lightly beaten

Put the flour, sugar, yeast, salt and eggs in an electric mixer’s bowl.
Use the K-mixing attachment and mix about 8 minutes on medium speed until a stiff dough is formed.
Add the butter little by little until everything is well mixed.
The dough will have a smooth texture.
Place the dough in an oiled bowl. Cover with cling film and let it rest overnight in the fridge.
Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC.
Place the dough onto a flour-dusted surface and divide into 80 gram balls.
Roll each ball into a sausage about 20 cm lengthwise end flatten them slightly.
Spread each sausage with the pesto and crumb feta on top.
Roll the dough into a spiral.
Place into a non-stick muffin pan (16 hole).
Let it proof in a warm place ‘till double in volume, about 30 – 40 minutes.
Brush the dough spirals with the beaten egg.
Bake for 20 – 25 minutes in the pre heated oven or until golden brown.
Enjoy while the rolls are still slightly warm.

Recipe and photo: Amanda Conradie

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