Mini Feta Rolls

mini feta rolls

Inspired by a typical Swiss specialty called „Schninkengipfeli“(Mini Ham Croissants) I created these rolls with Mediterranean ingredients and converted to vegetarian.

Of course you can use puff pastry instead of self-made dough and in this case you can skip the rising time necessary for yeast breads.

We like these for with salads or as finger-food appetizers for guests or parties.

You need:

Dough:

  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (don’t exceed with salt, the filling salted enough)
  • 2 teaspoon instant dry yeast
  • 1 cup of warm milk (not hot)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten (reserve the half for the glaze)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Filling:

  • 7 ounces feta, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh dill, chopped
  • Pepper to taste

Glaze:

  • 1/2 reserved beaten egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Seeds for decoration (optional)

Procedure:

  1. For the dough: In a big bowl combine all dry ingredients, in a smaller bowl all wet ingredients (don’t forget to reserve the half egg)
  2. Poor wet ingredients over dry ones and work with the hock or by hand until smooth and elastic. Set aside for 20 minutes.
  3. In the meanwhile combine all the ingredients for the filling crushing the feta with the fork.
  4. Spread the dough on a floured surface to a square of 50 to 50 cm (about 20 to 20 inches).
  5. In you want small roll dived into 16 (4 x 4) or for medium ones into 9 (3 x 3) pieces. At this point divide each square into two triangles. You will get 32 or 18 triangles.
  6. Distribute the some on the filling equally on the triangles neat the long side of them.
  7. Fold the long edges diagonally over the filling. Stretch the shorter side and stick it to close the bag.
  8. Mix all the ingredients for the glaze and brush over the rolls. You can decorate them with seeds. I used sunflowers.
  9. Let rise in a humid and warm place (best in the cold oven over a pot of hot water) until fluffy for about 1 hour.
  10. Take out of the oven and preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F.
  11. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden.

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2 thoughts on “Mini Feta Rolls

  1. I just couldn’t resist adding these amazing little rolls to my Greek dinner tonight using your dough recipe. I’m just so happy that I made them. Simply delicious. I’ll admit that it took a few tries to get the rolling right but once you get the hang of it they go rather quickly. So very worth the time. Thank you my friend for reminding me how satisfying home bread making can be! Made for Culinary Quest 2016.

    • Thanks a lot Annacia for giving a try to my recipe! I’ m glad you found your way to the dought! I really appreciate your report wnd I’m happy you loved the homebread!

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