Filled savory or sweet rolls are a must in Scandinavia and here in Sweden you can find them stuffed with virtually any type of filling. Just use your imagination and you can easily create a new, original, type of filled rolls.
Last winter I made several batches of some lovely kale-cheese rolls. As they have been very popular in my family, I decided to bake them once more for our Pasquetta picnic. To make also the little one of the family happy, I made some very kid-friendly rolls with a tomato filling, which were a hit even with my picky princess. (SCROLL DOWN FOR THE RECIPE)
SCANDINAVIAN-STYLE ROLLS WITH SAVORY FILLING
25 g fresh yeast (or 8 g dry instant yeast)
100 g milk
150 g water
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon salt
200 g all-purpose flour
200 g white spelt flour
200 g kale*
100 g grated cheese
*I cleaned and then sauteed the kale with salt, pepper, olive oil and 1 clove of garlic.
100-150 g tomato paste
3-4 tablespoon olive oil
3-4 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
Dissolve the yeast in the water and milk, both lukewarm. Add the other liquid ingredients and at last the flours and the salt. Knead for 8 minutes and let rest covered for 45 minutes. Transfer the dough on a floured surface and make it into a rectangular log. Spread the filling on the dough and roll it lengthwise. Cut in small pieces and place them in muffin molds. Let rest, covered, for 45 minutes. Bake at 220 degrees (Celsius) for 8-10 minutes depending on the size of your rolls.
CONSIDERATIONS: This is as simple as a yeasted recipe can go… you really have not excuse not to make your own savory filled rolls at the first occasion… they are great on festive buffets and they are also good for an easy lunch on the go.
Note: kale filled rolls are based on a Swedish recipe (Jul issue of Mitt Kök)
Don’t they look like little roses?