Pesto Rolls For #BreadBakers


I have been seeing Mir and Pavani bake breads and blog about the group Bread Bakers and wanted to jump in the yeast quest and bake with these wonderful bakers. Hence wrote to Stacy and asked if I could join. She replied immediately and here I am baking the first bread with these awesome group of bakers. This month our host is Deepti Of Baking Yummies and she challenged us to bake rolls.It could be yeasted or quick bread , sweet or savoury. When I Saw some fresh basil at the vegetable shop I decided the rolls would be Pesto rolls. So here is a soft delicious pesto roll

FOR THE BREAD
All purpose flour
2 cups
Instant Yeast
1 tsp
Salt
1/2 tsp
Sugar
1/ tsp
Water
Nearly 1 cup
Olive oil
2 tbsp

FOR THE PESTO
Fresh Basil
2 cups
Cashew
1/4 cup
Garlic
1 clove
Olive oil
1/4 cup
Salt
To taste
Lemon juice
1tsp


PREPARATION
FOR THE PESTO
Transfer the basil, garlic, soaked cahew, Paneer and salt to the bowl of the food processor.Add just enough water and run the processor. While it is running add the olive oil and grind till you get a smooth paste

FOR THE BREAD
In the bowl of the stand mixer add the flour, salt, sugar and yeast. Mix everything well
Now add the water and oil and start kneading in MINIMUM for 1 minute.
When the hook has gathered all the dough turn the speed to ONE and let it knead the dough for 7 minutes
Take out the soft pliable dough and transfer it to a well-greased bowl
Cover it and let it rest in a cool place for 1 hr for it to double
After an hour, take it out, punch down, roll the dough into a rectangle, evenly spread the pesto all over.

Now start rolling along the longer side carefully

Cut into equal sized pieces as shown
Place them on a prepared pan or tray
Cover it loosely and again let it rest till it doubles
 Mine took 30 minutes
Preheat the oven to 220 C
Grate mozzarella cheese on the top
Apply milk evenly over the surface to get a nice brown crust. You can use egg wash too
Bake it for 25-30 minutes or until done
Transfer this to a wire rack to cool
Let it cool completely
Serve with a savoury dip !
Thank you Deepti for the wonderful theme. It was fun baking these fluffy rolls


BreadBakers #BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page.

We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.


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