Category: BREAKFAST AND BRUNCH

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Mini Sunday Brunch Casseroles

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Homemade Naan

Homemade Naan

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Basil Pesto and Cheese Rolls

Basil Pesto and Cheese Rolls

Just like any baked goods, these Basil Pesto and Cheese Rolls are pillowy and comforting at every bite. These are soft, tasty and super easy to make.

Basil Pesto and Cheese Rolls

I do not bake as often as before. Perhaps because I cannot stop eating.

Well, to be honest, any type of bread or rolls is just a pure temptation to me. I would take it over any type of cake.

I still do it for other people and for my family too, but like I said just not as often.

These rolls are so delicious. They literally melt in your mouth but my trick is to let them do their thing; rise dough overnight in the fridge and allow them to double in size when before baking.

I mean, yes, you can make them as soon as dough doubles in size, sure. However, that fermentation process is just so neccecery when it comes to having successful rolls.

That has been my personal experience for the last 20 years, so I just want you guys to just experiment and come to your own conclusion.

Basil Pesto and Cheese Rolls

In order to learn you definitely need to fail at least once, and I failed so many times until my bread, rolls, pizza dough, etc. came out great.

Anyhow, these rolls never last too long in my house especially when all of them are at home during breaks or over the weekend.

I hope your family likes them as much as we do. They are really simple as you can see.

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You do not need much to make them, and even if you do not have a stand-up mixer you can knead the dough with your hands. I have made everything using my hands for 19 years.

This is the first year that I am using a stand-up mixer, but that is only because my husband decided to surprise me, otherwise, I would still use my hands. Trust me on that one!

Basil Pesto and Cheese Rolls

Hey, if you try making these tasty Basil Pesto and Cheese Rolls tag me on Instagram.

@sandraseasycooking using hashtag #sandraseasycooking.

I would love to see your tasty creations. Thank you so much for your love and support.

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Baking Recipes
Yield: Makes 12 to 14 Rolls

Basil Pesto and Cheese Rolls

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 35 minutes
Additional Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 45 minutes

An easy and tasty recipe for Basil Pesto and Cheese Rolls

Ingredients

DOUGH

  • 1 cup of warm water (240ml), a splash more if needed
  • 1 envelope active dry yeast (1/4 oz/21g)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar (8g)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (13.3g)+ for greasing bowl
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour (480g)
  • 3 teaspoons salt (17g)
  • 6 oz Basil Pesto
  • 2-3 oz Cheese, (I used swiss cheese)
  • 1-2 tablespoons butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Measure water then adds to dry yeast and sugar. Mix it. When you are using active dry yeast or yeast for pizza you do not have to activate it, but I like to dissolve it in the cup of water anyway.
  2. Measure the flour and add salt then mix it together. Place all the dry ingredients in the work bowl of your stand mixer.
  3. Pour water with yeast and sugar in the flour.
  4. Add the bowl on the mixer and attach the dough hook and turn the mixer to do the job of kneading.
  5. Mix until the dough just comes together, forming a ball and pulling away from the sides of the bowl. Increase the mixer speed to medium and knead for about 5 minutes.
  6. Transfer dough to well oiled larger bowl and cover. Place dough either in the oven or microwave so it could rise. If your oven has a proof setting this is a perfect time to use it, if not just keep it in the turned-off oven. Allow it to rise for the first time for about 45 to 60 minutes. You can make rolls after this point, but I do step 7. and 8. most of the time.
  7. It will double in size. Knead, cover and place in the fridge for about 6-8 hrs/overnight before making rolls.
  8. You do not have to chill the dough, however, they do come out so much better, plus it is easier to roll out. After chilling let it sit at the room temperature for about 15 minutes before rolling out.

FILLING

  1. Dust your working surface with a bit of flour. Roll out dough to (0.635cm) 1/4 inch thick. The size is approximately (38cm) 15 inches wide and (53cm) 21 inches long.
  2. Spread basil pesto from one end to the other, but leave maybe 1/2 inch from the edge so it is easier to roll. Then shred some swiss cheese all over the pesto. You can add more or less and any cheese that you prefer. I will leave this to you.
  3. Slowly roll the dough until you reach the end. Pull ends to have an even end. Slice it in half, then cut the cylinder into 12 to 14 equal slices.
  4. Place cut side up and evenly spaced 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
  5. Cover pan with plastic wrap or a large cotton kitchen towel and set aside in a warm place to let rise for at least 30 minutes to one hour. They need to double in size.

BAKING

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and bake them for 30 to 35 minutes. This also depends on your oven, and baking dish.
  2. If you are baking in the ceramic dish like I did, then bake at a lower temperature, I would do the same if you choose to bake it in cast iron, however, for a regular metal baking dish I would go to 375F and bake for about 25 minutes or until they are nicely golden brown.
  3. As soon as you pull these rolls out brush them with some butter. I used unsalted butter.

Notes

You may use sun-dried tomato pesto or any other filling with this dough.


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Nutella Rolls

Nutella Rolls

Nutella is an absolute favourite in my family, so I thought making Nutella Rolls would be appropriate as well as appreciated.

Nutella Rolls

I cannot say they are not. My family honestly licked two trays clean and asked for more.

These rolls are soft, sweet, fluffy and favourite among kids and adults. Trust me on that one!

Now that the kids are home from school you can totally make the dough at night, place in the fridge, the roll-out, spread with Nutella and bake in the morning.

It’s not even a hassle. On the other hand, you do not have to refrigerate. Just use instant active yeast and bake these rolls in an hour or so.

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Your family going to defiantly thank you when these come out of the oven. Even while they were baking my kids came out of the rooms asking what I was making.

Nutella Rolls

As you can see they are not hard to make at all. Also, they are delciosu so you have no excuse to make over the weekend or any other day of the week.

Also, I must say that my cinnamon rolls are pretty amazing too, so hop over and grab a very similar recipe to this one.

This dough is kind of “all-purpose” dough so you can make many amazing baked goodies just by using one type of dough.

Nutella Rolls

I will share more ideas using similar dough in the near future.

However, for now, I can tell you that you can turn this into savory rolls, maybe spread some butter and jam, or perhaps walnuts and sugar, which was my in-laws favorite.

I hope you try baking these tasty Nutella Rolls. If you do make them, please tag me on social media or Instagram.

@sandraseasycooking using hashtag #sandraseasycooking.

Thank you so much for all your love and support! Let’s start this year on a sweet note! Happy Baking!

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Nutella Rolls
Breakfast Recipes
Yield: Makes 12 to 14 Rolls

Nutella Rolls

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Possible Additional Waiting Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 45 minutes

East, addictive and so delicious breakfast Nutella rolls.

Ingredients

STARTER

  • 1 pack dried yeast (1/4 oz)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk, warm to the touch (118ml)

DOUGH

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour (500g/1 lb), plus a few tablespoons more for dusting working area
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, well beaten
  • 3/4 cup water (177ml)
  • 2 tablespoons softened unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon oil, plus for greasing bowl for the dough

FILLING

  • 1/4 cup Nutella

CLASSIC VANILLA GLAZE

  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk, substitute with heavy cream or half and half

Instructions

ACTIVATE YEAST

  1. It's not necessary if you have instant dry yeast, but I like to do it. So warm up milk for about 20 seconds in the microwave-safe bowl or a cup until warm to touch, then add sugar and dried yeast.
  2. Mix and allow the yeast to start to bubble.
  3. When you see yeast get bubbly and thicken on the top it is ready. It usually takes about 2-3 minutes, depending on the temperature. Never use hot milk or water.

PREP DOUGH

  1. Measure and combine flour, salt, and sugar. Mix it together.
  2. Place everything in the stand-up mixer bowl.
  3. Make a small well in the middle and add activated yeast.
  4. Using kneading attachment of your mixer start mixing slowly while adding 2 mixed or beaten eggs, room temperature/soften butter, and water mixed with oil.
  5. Adjust mixer to a higher speed and keep kneading for about 3-4 minutes or until the dough is becoming a ball and pulling away from sides of the mixer bowl.
  6. Do not overmix, there is no need. The dough will be softer on the touch.
  7. Transfer dough to well oiled larger bowl and cover. Place dough either in the oven or microwave so it could rise. If your oven has a proof setting this is a perfect time to use it, if not just keep it in the turned-off oven. Allow it to rise for the first time for about 45 to 60 minutes. You can make rolls after this point, but I do step 8. and 9. most of the time.
  8. It will double in size. Knead, cover and place in the fridge for about 6-8 hrs/overnight before making rolls.
  9. You do not have to chill the dough, however, they do come out so much better, plus it is easier to roll out. After chilling let it sit at the room temperature for about 15 minutes before rolling out.

FILLING

  1. Dust your working surface with a bit of flour. Roll out dough to (0.635cm) 1/4 inch thick. The size is approximately (38cm) 15 inches wide and (53cm) 21 inches long.
  2. Spread Nutella from one end to the other, but leave maybe 1/2 inch from the edge so it is easier to roll. You can add more or less. I will leave this to you.
  3. Slowly roll the dough until you reach the end. Pull ends to have an even end. Slice it in half, then cut the cylinder into 12 to 14 equal slices.
  4. Place cut side up and evenly spaced 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
  5. Cover pan with plastic wrap or a large cotton kitchen towel and set aside in a warm place to let rise for at least 30 minutes to one hour. They need to double in size.

BAKING

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and bake them for 30 to 35 minutes. This also depends on your oven, and baking dish.
  2. If you are baking in the ceramic dish like I did, then bake at a lower temperature, I would do the same if you choose to bake it in cast iron, however, for a regular metal baking dish I would go to 375F and bake for about 25 minutes or until they are nicely golden brown.

GLAZE

Combine powdered sugar, melted butter, vanilla and milk in a large mixing bowl until smooth.
Pour over or drizzle warm rolls and spread.

Notes

Scraps aka leftover ends I place in the bigger ramekins and bake them as well. Nothing will be wasted!

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Cheese Stuffed Dinner Rolls

Cheese Stuffed Dinner Rolls

Extremely tasty, warm and comforting recipe for Cheese Stuffed Dinner Rolls. You will love these soft, garlicky and cheesy bread bombs.

Cheese Stuffed Dinner Rolls

If you love soft dinner rolls than you will adore these beauties with cheese, brushed with butter, garlic and herbs.

From time to time my kids would request with the addition of pepperoni or make them like pizza rolls.

What can I say? I just love making them happy.

Basically this is my all-purpose dough. I have tested so many baked goodies using this dough that I can’t even tell you.

We are talking from savoury rolls, pizza, pizza rolls, different types of twist bread and so forth.

As we are all aware that I am not some kind of amazing cake baker, but when it comes to baked goodies I fully stand by my recipes made with dough. Proudly!

Cheese Stuffed Dinner Rolls

Well, my husband and daughter devoured this tray of rolls while watching football. I mean those two love anything carblicious as well as with cheese.

They kept dipping in the delicious marinara sauce. While I almost cried watching them, because following a low carb lifestyle sometimes sucks.

Especially when you not only love carbs but make them all the freaking time.

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However, in my opinion, it is all in moderation as well as balance.

Anyhow, I have been making these for years. Also, I enjoyed them many time myself so that’s why I fully recommend making these fluffy rolls.

Cheese Stuffed Dinner Rolls

Hey, if you get inspired and make this quick and easy Cheese Stuffed Dinner Rolls, please tag me on Instagram.

@sandraseasycooking with hashtag #sandraseasycooking. I would love to see all your tasty creations. Thank you so much in advance!

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Cheese Stuffed Dinner Rolls
Bread recipe
Yield: Makes around 20 to 24 Rolls

Cheese Stuffed Dinner Rolls

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional WAITING Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Tasty, warm and easy recipe for Cheese Stuffed Dinner Rolls

Ingredients

  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 pack active dry yeast
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup of whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 1 pack mozzarella string cheese cut into 2-inch cylinders
  • 1/2 package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup garlic and herb butter for brushing
  • Or use unsalted butter with 1 teaspoon garlic powder + 1 tablespoon dried parsley

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer combine the flour and salt, mix it, then add dried yeast and sugar.
  2. Add melted butter, and warm to touch milk. Start kneading at medium speed until the dough is formed and pulling away from the side of the bowl.
  3. Cover and allow the dough to rise for about 60 minutes, but you can let it rise to up to 3 hours.
  4. Remove the dough from the bowl and place it on a countertop or any work area such as a clean cutting board.
  5. Divide the dough in half then into quarters. Divide each quarter into 8 equal size balls.
  6. Stretch each bowl and add a generous amount of room temperature cream cheese and about 1/2 stick of sliced string cheese.
  7. Pull the dough around the cheese to form a ball then pinch the dough tightly so that the cheese doesn’t melt out during baking. 
  8. Place the rolls on a parchment-lined baking pan or non-stick pan and make sure they are about 1/2 inch apart. Cover and let rise for about 30 additional minutes. Brush with melted garlic and herbs butter, or you could make your own (step 10.)
  9. Bake in a preheated 375-degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden.
  10. Melt more garlic and herb butter, or you may add one teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 tablespoon of dried parsley to melted unsalted butter and brush on these golden rolls as soon as they are out of the oven.
  11. If you are planning to serve them later, just reheat it for 30 seconds and serve.

Notes

You may use other cheese such as Mild Cheddar, Cheese Cubes, Swiss, Provolone, etc.

You do not have to use cream cheese, but my family loves it so much so that's why I add to my rolls.

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