Tuesday, 18 September 2007

Minty Pea Bread Rolls!!

When dear Coffee of The Spice Cafe announced the theme of Monthly Blog Patrol(MBP), this month which is making bread from the scratch using the recipe from fellow bloggers, I have been very busy browsing through all the my favorite blogs searching for recipes. And in that process I came across a very nice blog Bake My Day, where I found so many nice recipes for bread, and the one which attracted me was the Minty Pea Bread.

Stuffed Bread Rolls
Stuffed Bread Rolls

This was my first experiment with yeast, and I was worried about the output. But luckily it was not that bad. The bread rolls came out to be delicious with hard crust and soft insides with herb flavored filling. We had it for dinner and it got a lot of appreciation :)

But I guess I need to improve on the shaping of the bread roll!! This is the recipe with little modifications according to our taste.

For the Bread(Dough):
All Purpose flour: 500 gms
Whole wheat flour: 150 gms
Active Dry yeast: 1 1/2 tsp
Salt: 1 1/2 tsp
Sugar: 1Tbsp
Herbs de provence: 1 tsp
Olive oil: 2 Tbsp
Water: 300 ml approx. (for making the dough)
Warm water : 2 Tbsp

For Filling:
Frozen peas: 400 gms
Fresh mint leaves: handful
Corriander leaves: handful
Green Chillies: 2, chopped finely
Onion: 1, minced
Olive oil: 1 Tbsp
Butter: 2 Tbsp
Pepper: to taste
Salt: to taste
Lemon juice: 2 Tbsp

Mint and Pea Stuffing
Mint and Pea Stuffing

How I did it:

  1. Take a large mixing bowl, add the warm water and sprinkle yeast and sugar over it.
  2. Leave aside for 5 mins till it foams.
  3. Add in all the dry ingredients for the dough, and mix well.
  4. Add Olive oil and mix slowly adding water till it forms soft dough.
  5. Lightly oil a vessel, and put the dough in it, and leave it aside for 1 hr, till it raises to double its volume.
  6. In the meanwhile prepare the filling:
  7. Add peas to boiling water to soften them, drain and keep aside.
  8. In a pan, heat butter and olive oil, add onions and cook till soft.
  9. Add the herbs and cook for 2 more mins.
  10. Add in peas in lemon juice, let it cook for couple of mins more.
  11. Season with salt and pepper.
  12. Keep aside to cool and mash the mixture(don't puree)
  13. Keep it aside, for further use.
  14. To make the bread rolls:
  15. Punch down the dough, and take a portion of the dough and spread it on to your palm or on lightly floured platform. Place some stuffing in the center and bring the edges together and seal.
  16. Proceed in the similar way with rest of the dough.
  17. Let rise, covered for 45 minutes.
  18. Now bake in a preheated oven for 40 mins at 200C.
  19. Serve!!

Minty Pea Stuffed Bread Rolls
Minty Pea Stuffed Bread Rolls

And the Verdict:

It was not a bad output for the first try. I was afraid experimenting with yeast, but I found it easy to work with.
I must improve a little bit on shaping the bread rolls.
The taste was just perfect, with all the herb flavors and I would love to make them again.

Not satisfied with the shape of the bread, I made these Bread Rolls again, with the left over mint pea stuffing, two days later for breakfast.... and here they are:

Mint Pea Rolls1
Minty Pea Bread Rolls

You can find the post on my improved Bread Rolls here :)

Food Event:
This is my entry for the MBP - Bread event being hosted by Coffee of The Spice Cafe.

And coming to my favorite smell in the kitchen, it is fresh bread or cake baking in the oven... yummm...


Vcuisine said...

Enjoyed this post Cinnamon. Very nice. Viji

Srivalli said...

Cinnamon..that looks great...even I am planning to send bake..not sure if I will get time...yours look so inviting...

bindiya said...

what lovely rolls! baking is such a satisfying experience, will try these for sure.

Asha said...

Wonderful entry!:)

Happy cook said...

Good looking rolls.

lakshmi said...

mint and pea must make an awesome combination for bread. the open bread rolls in #2 photo look very inviting.

ramya said...

Mint and pea bread rolls looking good.nice entry. why can't u invite me for a tea party.

Meeta said...

WOW a spectacular idea. Love the filling here!

Sig said...

Love that minty pea stuffing, rolls look great too... don't worry about the shape of the rolls, a little irregularity adds to the charm of homemade rolls :)

Jyothi said...

Realloy great post cinnamon. Looks fabulous. Great entry. Thanks for sharing.

Tee said...

Nice entry, cinnamon! These bread rolls are such a great accompaniment with a cup of tea! :)

Suganya said...

This is new. It must have tasted like a masala bun. For a first timer they look awesome!

Siri said...

Wow cinnamon, nice , yummy bread rolls.. and the filling looks too good and mouth-watery.... :D thanks for sharing...

Gini said...

Wow! Looks really good and I guess you could also try different fillings.

bee said...

very good-looking rolls. the filling of mint and peas is a classic combination. thanks for the recipe.

Rajitha said...

those rolls look great..actually it is difficult to roll the dough with filling.....should try this recipe out

Jackson said...

it looks so delicious and healthy!!

bhags said...

oh, they look absolutely delicious and adorable....can imagine the aroma they would have spread while being baked

Redchillies said...

Stuffing with mint and peas is a new combination for me. I am so used to the usual potato filling. So good to learn the new stuff.

Nags said...

i am not much a fan of mint leaves but love the way your bread looks :)

Cinnamon said...

Viji, Glad that u liked it :)
Valli, Thanks. Waiting for your post on baking!!
Bindiya, Ya it was a satisfying exp :)
Asha, Happy Cook, Thank You.
Lakshmi, Yes, Mint and Pea was a new combination for mee too. I am happy that u liked it!
Ramya, You are always welcome dear :)
Meeta, Thank You.
Sig, Thanks dear, I was first little embarassed seeing the shape... but ur comment made me happy :)
Jyothi, Tee, Thankyou Girls!!
Suganya, Ya it is almost like the masala bun, except that the filling and flavour is different!
Siri, Gini, Thank You!
Bee, Thank You... Your Bread was also looking too good!! I have to improve a lot :)
Rajitha, Jackson, Thank You.
Bhags, Ya the aroma that fills the house is so yummmm :)
RedChillies, Ya it was a new combi for me too, and I will recomend to try it :)
Nags, Thank You. Though u dont like Mint, its worth trying once :)

Shella said...

Bread looks wonderful Cinnamon. I really wish I could bake bread too. Honestly, I've never tried my hand at it for fear of failing.

BTW, I've posted the pic of the halwa on my blog - just for you girl!!

Laavanya said...

The bread looks crusty and the filling tasty. Nice going Cinnamon.

Sandeepa said...

Lovely bread, I am so jealous looking at how good you guys bake

Sia said...

for the first timer u have done excellent job cinn...

Bharathy said...

First time in your place,girl...and I am realllly impressed..and also proud to see a blogger hailing from South India!!
Wonderful template,nice collection of recipes!!
Bread looks nice!!That too with a stuffing..
I think baking from scrap needs much expertise..:)!!

Thanx for dropping by, dear!!

Padma said...

This looks so healthy and yummy, I have to make them this weekend...hope u had a wonderful time touring Europe...

swapna susarla said...

Hi cinnamon
they look just like peas kachori.isn't it??
creative entry!!

Cynthia said...

I love fresh yeast-breads. I can just imagine how warm and good these were with that stuffing.

Priya said...

hi...yummy looking rolls...

Suma Gandlur said...

Fabulous entry.

Sharmi said...

I love savory breads. bookmarking this and will try.

Mansi Desai said...

beautiful! i use pea stuffing for cutlets...nice entry for the event!

btw, I love your header image! very nicely done:) kudos!!

Hima said...

Wonderful looking bread rolls. Great entry.

Seena said...

thanks for visiting Simple and Delicious! Have heard a lot about Hyderabadi food. My parents used to live there for long..though am not able to see photoes uploaded using flickr, enjoyed your recipes...will keep visiting here..thanks