Friday, January 23, 2009

And now I've got rolls...

And after all that travelling and delicious holidays where I ate more than I should have, I now have rolls. Yes the kind you are thinking of, but also these nice whole wheat ones, stuffed with caramelized onions & raisins.

I don't like onions at all, but everybody else arround me seems to love them so I do caramelized onions & raisins as a side dish sometimes. The raisins addition is something I saw once done in a restaurante and apparently it works really well. I had some leftover and decided to use them to stuff some bread rolls.

This is a very simple whole wheat bread recipe, I use it often to do rolls or small loafs. It works as well with white flour or a misture of white and whole wheat. But of course you can use this idea with your favourite bread recipe.

STUFFED WHOLE WHEAT BREAD ROLLS

  • 250 gr (9 oz) whole wheat flour
  • 1 package instant yeast
  • 1/2 tbps salt
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • About 1/2 cup skim milk (warm)
  • 1/2 cup caramelized onion & raisins*
  • Sesame seeds to sprinkle

*Recipe below or use other stuffing you migh have on hand.

Dump the flour in a bowl, add the yeast, sugar, salt and butter. Mix with your hands or the hock of a stand mixer. Add enough milk to have a playable dough that doesn't stick to the bowl but that it's not too hart either. Adjust the quantity of milk as you go, adding flour if you think the dough is too sticky. Knead by hand until you have a smoth dough or about 2 minutes in a stand mixer. Let it rise in a warm place until it doubles volume.

Punch the dough and divide it in 10 pieces. Flat each piece with your hand (use flour to help you not stick if you need). Put about 1 tsp of the caramelized onion and close the dough arround it, pinching the top to "glue it" and roll it on the table or with your hands. Place it in a tray (pinched part down) and sprinkle sesame seeds. Let it proof one more time until they double volume (about 30-40m). Bake for 10-12m in a pre-heated 200ºC (400ºF) oven.

Not really the most photogenic stuff, but for those who love onions they're a real treat! Use it to stuff bread, as a side dish, to mix with pasta, as pizza topping or do as my mom and eat them just with a spoon.

CARAMELIZED ONIONS & RAISINS

  • 4 onions (I've used red)
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • sal & pepper to taste

Peel and cut the onions in half and then cut each half in very thin slices. In a pan or skillet add the oil and onions and mix frequently with a wooden spoon or spatula so they don't burn. They'll first become translucent and then start to caramelize. When you're happy with their color start adding the vegetable stock little by little until it's absorbed, quind of like you would do when making a risoto. When you have used about half the stock add the raisins and salt and pepper to taste. Carry on with the stock until you finish it. Take out of the stove and you can use it right away or store it in the fridge for about 4 days.

My friend Leslie does her caramelized onions in a dutch oven without stiring, so maybe you prefer her way of doing it.

Ok, now that I took care of these rolls and off to the gym, to take care of the others!

54 comments:

Suzana said...

Isto parece-me perfeitinho para trincar agora mesmo! Pede-se o envio de 2 ou 3 na minha direcção. E não interessa se as cebolas caramelizadas não são fotogénicas - eu sou viciada nelas!!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow suprisingly loaded rolls.....

VeggieGirl said...

YUM!!

Madeleine said...

Que rico!!!!

mesa para 4 said...

Que maravilha...adorei...bejinho

Dawn said...

Bless you for stuffing these with something truly wonderful. I have such a deep love (and stomach) for caramelized onions.
I love how creative you are. We really should talk about opening up a coffee joint/bakery...hello?

Lisa said...

You always have great ideas. Believe it or not I have some dough rising right now to make rolls and I came upon your post. Now I want to stuff them!

Sophie said...

...yum, the picture looks good enough to eat. I love the ingredients you filled the rolls with! They're like a little meal!

pigpigscorner said...

Looks really good! Love the filling!

Bob said...

Holy crap, that's brilliant! Those look amazing, I'm making those for sure. :)

Liz said...

These look great! I love caramelized onions but I'd never thought of pairing them with raisins before.

The Blonde Duck said...

I would have never thought of it!

Sara said...

I make rolls all the time, but have never stuffed then with anything before - I need to give it a try!

Reeni♥ said...

I love caramelized onions!! I have never seen them paired up with raisins!! They look delicious! So crusty, yum!!

noble pig said...

Stuffed bread? Oh yeah. I don't think it gets much better.

Cakebrain said...

Hey, these look like Chinese bbq pork buns! caramelized onions are a yummy idea...looks great!

kellypea said...

Ha! I've got rolls, too, but unfortunately, mine aren't stuffed with a savory mix of onions! Your rolls sound quite tempting -- erm -- the bread rolls!

sunita said...

Beautiful rolls :-)

Zita said...

Mmm, onions and raisins sound delish in a bread, thinking noow to make filling for corn bread :)

Sharon said...

What a fun and unique roll, perfect for a snack. I'm definitely making these!

gine said...

Sound deliciously ... yummmy :-)!!

Katrina said...

While I loathe onions, the rolls look GREAT! I think I'll try the recipe tomorrow!

Kevin said...

Bread stuffed with caramelized onions and raisins sounds good!

Leslie said...

mmmmm..I would have never though of stuffing bread. Delish!
And I am honored that you consider me your friend!!!!!(all teary eyed..yep, PMS is kicking!)Love you!

Steph said...

Mmm.. carmelized onions! Those rolls look delicious.

Cherie said...

Just what I need after all those holiday sweets! Delicious.

Maria said...

Now these are some nice looking rolls!

Zesty Cook said...

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! I love it

Natashya said...

I love caramelized onions - combining them with raisins and stuffing them into dough sounds delightful, what a great idea!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Delicious. Caramelized onions are definitely on my list of favorite things. Then there you stick them inside nice, fresh, warm bread...............

Oh I'm sorry. I think my head got lost dreaming of that. Great recipe. Did an hour just go by?

Jenn's Baking Chamber said...

Now that looks like a good surprise to bite into!

Emily said...

These look delicious.. and perfect! I'm a fan of wheat bread and rolls.

Dragon said...

The caramelized raisin make these rolls extra special. Well done!

Tartelette said...

These would be breakfast-lunch-dinner...Yum!

Lore said...

Sounds delicious! I use a similar recipe for small loaves but why eat them plain when you can stuff them, right? :). And not just any stuffing, this sounds quite unique!
I think I'll give them a try so I need to know: how many grams in your instant yeast package?

morgana said...

Manten entos bollos de pan alejados de mí o te quedarás sin ellos... Con lo que me gusta el pan y lo que me gusta la cebollita, estos tendría que guardarlo en la caja fuerte si no quiero pegarme un atracón en cuanto los haga. ¡¡¡ Qué buenísima pinta !!!

morgana said...

Manten entos bollos de pan alejados de mí o te quedarás sin ellos... Con lo que me gusta el pan y lo que me gusta la cebollita, estos tendría que guardarlo en la caja fuerte si no quiero pegarme un atracón en cuanto los haga. ¡¡¡ Qué buenísima pinta !!!

Jeanine said...

Wow, those are some nice lookin' buns! ;)

HoneyB said...

Yeah, I have rolls too...but I would much rather have the kind you have pictured here.

Manuela © said...

Eu não percebo é como é que há gente que só cozinha coisas boas e não tem pneus lol
Sim, I've got rolls too :P
Espero que o ditado "gordura é formusura" volte a ser moda hehe

Mar said...

Your recipe is very good, I make bread in breadmaker and I will make your recipe because I like it
A kiss for you

Lisa magicsprinkles said...

Rolls, rolls, everyhwere...
These filled rolls are SO unique! I've never even imagined this one. Nicely done!

Colloquial Cook said...

I protest! Onion jam is very photogenic! Gorgeous as usual. I want to come and have dinner at your's, Rita :-p

RecipeGirl said...

I absolutely love the surprise inside! Caramelized onions... I could eat those by themselves :)

Shreya said...

I never knew you could stuff rolls with onions and raisins. Must be so delicious. Love the colour of the rolls too...so healthy..

FFichiban said...

Yummmmm ^^! I love caramelized onions mmm but I have never tried them with raisins. Those rolls look so fluffy and tasty!

linda said...

You don't like onions? (I bet I'm not the first to ask this he he. I always surprise people by telling them I don't like peppers)
Love the filling of your little rolls!

Ann said...

Me and hubby LOVE carmelized onions! Wow, this is ridiculously brilliant. What a great spin on the roll!

Aggie said...

oh yes...love me some onions! This bread looks wonderful!!

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

Mmm I happen to adore caramelised onions although I have yet to try them with raisins, thanks for the tip! Love the idea of these rolls too :)

Olivia said...

Wow, what a clever idea! i just made some whole wheat rolls myself, but nothing stuffed and fancy!

farida said...

Stuffing bread is a good idea. By looking at these rolls I would have never guessed there is a filling inside:). nice surprise. Great recipe!

cyn said...

the rolls i made according to your recipe became so hard. lols. like rock. what did i do wrong eh

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Cyn, sorry if your rolls were hard! Maybe they were'nt fermented enough when they went into the oven? Or we used different sized packets of yeast causing yours not to ferment as well. Usualy bread is hard when it lacks fermentation... Good luck next time, and thanks for the feedback!