Poppyseed Bread Rolls

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Can you SMELL them?! Close your eyes and imagine the smell of fluffy, yeasty soft bread rolls filling the air…. mmmmmmmm

You can make them yourself sooooo easily! I hope you love them ❤

Ingredients

1 Cup warm milk
1 Cup warm water
100ml Canola oil
2 eggs – put one of the egg whites aside
3 TBS yeast
1 1/2 tsp Salt
2 Generous tsp sugar
4-5 Cups plain flour (you’ll know how much as the dough comes together)

For the top

Your 1 Egg white
2 tsp Water
Pinch salt
Poppyseeds

Method

Mix all of the bread dough ingredients together in a stand mixer until dough is soft, adding flour as you need it to make it soft and no longer sticky.

Let rest in an oiled bowl and topped with glad wrap and then a tea towel until doubled in size.

Roll the dough into roll sized balls and place on a baking paper lined tray.

Whisk the topping ingredients (except for the poppyseeds) together and brush on top of dough. Scatter poppyseeds on top of that, Allow to rest another hour.

Bake in a hot oven under cooked and golden.

ENJOY!

Stuffed Turkish Rolls

I LOVE these little delights!!

You can stuff them with any choice of filling, but my favourite mix is simply feta cheese, cheddar, mozarella and parsley. They’re so very moreish and great for breakfast or afternoon tea with tea or coffee.

Check out that gooey cheese stuffing!
Check out that gooey cheese stuffing!

Make your dough.

6 cups plain flour
1 Cup warm milk
1 cup warm water
1 cup vegetable oil
2 large tablespoons of yeast
1 tablespoon of salt
2 tablespoons caster sugar

Mix it up well and knead about 10 minutes until very soft and elastic. Cover and allow to rise in a warm spot

Now the filling

Mix up crumbled feta block, 2 good handfuls pizza cheese, a great heap of chopped parsley with salt and pepper. Mix it well

Cut dough into roughly equal portions then flatten and cup into your hand. Put stuffing in the flattened piece and close it up and roll into ball.

Brush with eggwash and top with sesame and blackseeds or black sesame if you can’t get the black seeds. Bake at about 190C until ready

Gozleme

I LOVE gozleme!! so easy to make yet sure to please the family as we can all choose our own fillings. Just like Pizza night =D

I hope you love this simple and delicious recipe.

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Ingredients

  • 8 g active dried bakers yeast
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 Tbls caster sugar
  • 3 cups plain flour
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 200 ml hand hot water… approximately

Method:

Combine your water, yeast, salt and sugar in a jug until well dissolved. Stand in a warm place until foamy. Takes approximately 5-10 minutes.

( I use a stand mixer but you can use a bowl and do by hand )

Place your flour into the bowl of your stand mixer, attach the dough hook ( oil this to stop dough sticking to it ) add the yeast mixture and the Olive oil on medium-low speed until dough is soft and elastic… Add more flour a TBS at a time if dough is too sticky. It will take about 5 minutes to come together properly and be soft and pliable.

Turn out dough onto benchtop and form into a ball then put into a lightly oiled bowl. Cover with glad wrap and put into a warm place to rise for approximately 1 hour.

Meanwhile prepare your fillings… Ideas below.

Turn out onto lightly floured bench top and punch down the dough and give it a fast knead. Cut into 4 serves.

Roll each piece dough into a 30 x 40cm rectangle. Place one-quarter of mixture over half of each rectangle. Top with feta and season to taste Fold dough over to enclose filling. Press edges together to seal.

Filling ideas:

Kofta…. Fry a very finely chopped small brown onion in olive oil and add 250grams Lamb mince. Fry a minute then add a TBS ground cumin, a TBS ground Paprika, small handful chopped fresh parsley, pinch of Ground chilli, salt and pepper. Fry until browned.

To the Kofta style mix you can add some baby spinach leaves or some Pine nuts, chopped mint leaves ….

Vegetarian ideas could be mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, feta cheese…. Using your favourite fillings.. I quite enjoy to fry a small brown onion in olive oil, add a chopped large tomato then a big few handfuls of baby spinach leaves. Add cheese on top before enclosing the Gozleme.

Cheesy Stuffed Bread

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We love this bread, I love the smell of it baking and the eating is just as good! I hope you like it too. My photo’s are generally iPhone 4s…. not much good for nice images but meh you do what you can do hahaha

Ingredients

  • 4 cups plain flour
  • 2 Tbls olive oil
  • 2 tspn dry active yeast
  • 1 cup hand hot water
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 1 tspn salt
  • 1 Tbls caster sugar

Method

Preheat oven to 180C and line a baking tray with paper.

Activate the yeast by mixing it with the sugar into the hot water, sit it in a draught free place for 10 minutes or until foamy.

Mix the ingredients by hand or with a stand mixer and dough hook until a soft dough forms and is smooth and elastic. put into a bowl that’s been oiled with olive oil and cover with a tea towel in a warm spot until risen.

Punch it down and then stuff with your choice of cheese ( Feel free to play with the stuffing adding olives or peppers etc… )

Top with Melted butter that’s been mixed with some crushed garlic, olives, halved baby tomatoes, some oregano or italian herbs and grated cheeses.

Bake until golden and cooked through.