Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Danube (filled bread)

After my success with the Mediterranean Pull Apart, I was confident to make this recipe posted on the Cindystar blog.  It looks so impressive, and I think it would make a stunning starter to a dinner party, or, if one used mini easter eggs inside, a perfect Good Friday breakfast!

I used the following fillings in one or more of the little rolls:
  • Red Onion Relish
  • Sundried tomatoes
  • Sundried tomatoes & grated parmesan
  • Vintage cheddar cheese & quince paste
  • Almond, cashew & peanut butter
  • Fig & orange jam
  • Lindt Intense Orange Chocolate
Other filling suggestions:
  • Ham & cheese
  • Mini easter eggs
  • Shredded roast meat & gravy
  • Finely diced vegetables & mince (a la pasty filling)
  • Savoury mince
  • Spinach & ricotta
  • Salami, sundried tomato & cheese
  • Finely diced/shredded apple, roasted & chopped hazelnuts with cinnamon
  • Lemon curd
  • Chocolate hazelnut spread

Danube (Filled Bread)


    •    550 grams bread flour
    •    250 grams milk
    •    50 grams extra virgin olive oil
    •    30 grams honey
    •    10 grams of salt
    •    2 teaspoons dry yeast
    •    1 egg
    •    1 egg lightly beaten, for brushing


1. Place the milk in the TM bowl and warm for 2 minutes at 37ºC on speed 1.  Add the oil, sugar, yeast and whole egg and mix for 10 seconds on speed 6. Add the flour and salt, mix for 2 minutes speed 7, then knead for 1 minute.
2. Let dough rise in a lightly oiled and covered bowl until it has doubled in size.
3. Divide the dough into pieces, flatten each leaving the centre thicker than the edges, fill with the filling and form a ball (slightly larger than a golf ball).  Place the balls in a pan covered with parchment paper (in a flower shape, or other shapes as your imagination allows) brush with beaten egg and allow to stand for half an hour in a warm, still place (cover if necessary).
4. Brush again with egg and bake at 180ºC for about 30 minutes, making sure to cover it with aluminium foil if it is browning too quickly after just 15-20 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely idea!! I made your cheese and bacon (ham) rolls today - great success with the kids (free lunch - paid $2.70 each for them yesterday when out!!!). Also made Hot Cross Buns - this weather just makes you want to bake!!!