Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Aromatic and Heavenly Pull-Apart Pesto Rolls

Recently I picked some fresh basil leaves from star bazaar and I got inspired to make these pull-apart pesto rolls, baked bread fresh out of the oven is a heavenly experience and with the addition of pesto has made these rolls so delightful. These pesto rolls have a intense flavour and a fresh fragrant aroma. 

These pesto rolls taste awesome, each time I had these pesto rolls I would mildly warm them in the microwave to add that extra zing to every bite and are the perfect mood lifter.

Ingredients for Pesto

  • 1 1/2 cup packed basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 green chillies
  • 3 garlic pods
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Add all the above ingredients and make a rough paste,your pesto is ready to use .

Ingredients for rolls ( 2 sets )
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup warm milk
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1.5 tsp instant yeast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese
In a big bowl add yeast,sugar,salt n warm milk let it sit for 10 min. It will become foamy. Then add butter mix nicely. Then add flour slowly 1/2 cup at a time n stir with spatula. Then take it out of the bowl n on a lightly floured surface knead it for 5 min n then make it into a ball. Grease it with oil then put it in a bowl n cover with a damp cloth n let it sit for 1 hr.

The dough size will double after 1 hr, knead it again nicely and divide it into two parts and spread it with a roller like chapatti with 2mm thickness and apply pesto sauce equally and sprinkle mozzarella cheese evenly. Then roll it and cut into 1 inch thick swirls. Let is rest for 20 minutes.

Preheat the oven for 180 Celsius. Bake the roll for 30-40 min till golden brown. Remove the baking tray and brush all the rolls quickly with butter ,let it cool. 

1. The temperature of milk should be luke warm to ensure the activation of yeast is perfect. If the yeast does not foam then the yeast is not activated properly, discard the solution and prepare fresh again.

2.If basil leaves are not available you can replace it with spinach or cilantro/coriander.

3.You can use the same pesto sauce for sandwiches or some yummy pasta 


srividhya Ravikumar said...

yummy & perfect rolls..

PT said...

looks fabulous :)

divya said...

looks so yummy & nice clicks!

Vimitha Anand said...

Flavorful and aromatic rolls

Beena.stephy said...

Looks delicious

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Yummy rolls..looks fantastic.
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Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious pesto rolls. I love it. Homemade are always best.

Julie said...

flavorful rolls,yumm!
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Priya said...

Looks absolutely divine,flavourful pull apart rolls.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

Love these rolls!!! so flavorful and delicious!!
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Madhavi said...

Yum yum yum :)


Arti said...

Looks heavenly! And guess what, I too frequently shop at star bazaar!!
Have a lovely day Satya :)

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

lovely one...

Rashida Shaikh said...

Flavourful rolls, nice recipe.


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