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Cheese, Tomato and Onion Savoury Scroll (braaibroodjie rolls).

Cheese, Tomato and Onion Savoury Scrolls (Braaibroodjie Rolls)

These delightful cheese, tomato and onion savoury scrolls are soft, pillowy rolls reminiscent of the South African Braaibroodjie Rolls.
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Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Additional Time: 2 hrs
Total Time: 2 hrs 45 mins
Servings: 12 Rolls
Calories: 400kcal
Author: Mary-Lou

Ingredients

Bread Dough

  • 600 grams bread flour
  • 80 grams granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons yeast*
  • 90 grams butter melted and cooled
  • 250 grams water lukewarm
  • 125 grams milk lukewarm
  • 1 egg beaten
  • teaspoons salt
  • ¼ to ⅓ cup flour for dusting
  • 3-4 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil

Savoury Scroll Filling

  • 60 grams butter
  • ½ large onion
  • 120 grams cheddar
  • ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes chopped
  • 60 grams chutney peach or apricot
  • 3 teaspoons pepper
  • 3 teaspoons salt or Aromat

Instructions

  • In a large bowl place the lukewarm water, milk, sugar and yeast. Once the yeast has become foamy and bubbly, add in the cooled melted butter, and the beaten egg. Stir to combine.
    80 grams granulated sugar, 4 teaspoons yeast*, 250 grams water, 125 grams milk, 1 egg, 90 grams butter melted and cooled
  • Add in 600 grams of flour and stir together with a form of shaggy dough. Set aside and let rest for 20 minutes.**
    600 grams bread flour
  • Generously flour a kitchen counter with about ¼ cup of flour, and knead the dough for about 10 to 12 minutes until the dough is soft, elastic and passes the windowpane test. Alternatively, the dough can be kneaded in a stand mixer using the dough hook for 5 to 7 minutes. Take a small ball of dough and stretch the dough between your fingers until it becomes thin enough for light to pass through without the dough tearing.
    ¼ to ⅓ cup flour for dusting
  • Place the dough in a large bowl that has been greased with vegetable oil, covered with a tea towel and allowed to proof in a warm area for about 1 hour or until the dough has doubled in size.
  • While the dough is proofing, finely chop the onions and sautee in about 1 tablespoon of olive oil until the onions are soft and slightly browned. Grate the cheese. Chop the sun-dried tomatoes. The butter for the filling can be melted or softened and mixed with the chutney.
    3-4 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil, 60 grams butter, ½ large onion, 120 grams cheddar, ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes, 60 grams chutney
  • Once the dough has finished proofing, roll it out on a lightly floured surface in a rectangle about 40cm long and 25 cm wide. Spread approximately ⅔ of the butter-chutney mix onto the bread dough, sprinkle with cheese, onions, sun-dried tomatoes, salt and pepper.
    1½ teaspoons salt, 3 teaspoons pepper, 3 teaspoons salt or Aromat
  • Beginning on the long side of the dough, roll the dough up tightly. Pinch the seams together to seal in the filling along the length of the dough. Cut the roll into 12 equal portions using a sharp knife, or bench scraper. Place the rolls cut side down into your bakig dish (about 23cm by 30cm x 5cm tall) leaving about 2 - 3 cm of space between the rolls to allow them to rise. Cover with a tea towel and allow to proof until the dough has doubled in size between 30 minutes and an hour. To check if the dough is ready for baking, simply poke the dough gently with your finger, if the dough indents and it pops back still leaving an indentation, the dough is perfectly proofed.
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/355F. Baste the rolls with the leftover butter-chutney mix, and bake the rolls for 25 minutes. Serve the rolls either warm or at room temperature.

Notes

*To test the freshness or viability of the yeast, place 2 teaspoons of yeast (or a packet of yeast in ½ cup or 125 grams of lukewarm water, with ½ teaspoon of sugar. The yeast should start to bubble in about 10 minutes.
** This resting period allows the flour to hydrate and activates the gluten within the flour, reducing the amount of time needed to knead the dough, which is handy when kneading by hand.
The windowpane test is the best way to tell if you have sufficiently kneaded your bread dough. Take a small ball of dough and stretch the dough between your fingers until it becomes thin enough for light to pass through without the dough tearing. ⁠When you have reached this stage, your dough is ready for the next step in your recipe. ⁠
The poke-proof test is a simple test to determine whether your dough is finished proofing.
  • You poke and the dough pops back immediately: under proofed
  • You poke and the dough doesn’t pop back at all: over-proofed
  • You poke and the dough pops back but still leaves an indentation: perfectly proofed
For fan-forced or fan-assisted ovens decrease the temperature by 20°C/25F.

Nutrition

Serving: 1roll | Calories: 400kcal

Nutrition information is an estimate. If scaling the recipe remember to scale your cook and bakeware accordingly.

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Course :Side Dish
Cuisine :South African
Keyword :Cheese, Tomato and Onion Savoury Scrolls