My Grandma would never call this a roll. She would call it a rose. Aha, a rose. The roses I ate as a child were filled with walnuts, poppy or jam, or just raisins, spices and some butter.
Anyhow. Since this roll is vegan, any kind of “breadish” dough will do. You can enrich it with some plant based milk and butter or a tad bit more oil. As for spices, you can swap the cinnamon for cardamom, pumpkin spice or anything else you’d rather scent and eat in this roll filling. Anything you’d like to find in cookies, I guess. Walnuts could be replaced or enriched with hazelnuts or just swapped with milled poppy seeds.
So. How do you make it?
First you take a bowl and decide it’s gonna be an easy one…
Haha! Ok, that may be or not be funny, because someone is a bit “tempted” with yeast dough and someone might say, don’t bother me with this, I can knead and bake with my eyes closed. In any case, this roll recipe is really easy to follow and bake and if you don’t like to have sticky fingers, just use a stand or hand mixer. And the more you mix it, the better it’ll be.
Anyhow. If you decide to make this delicious rolls, let me know! Autumn is great a time to start the baking season. Crisp, cool mornings, “gimme my sweater” evenings. Warm it up with an oven, surprise your loved ones with warm and delicious roses from a pan!
Another baking delice from my Grannie! Vegan walnut rolls scented with some cinnamon, served with hot cup of tea or coffee... wanna bite?
- 200 ml tepid water or plant milk or both
- 20 g fresh yeast (or 7 g instant yeast)
- 3 tbsp oil
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 400 g bread flour
- pinch of salt
- 200 g grinded walnuts or hazelnuts or both
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 50 ml hot plant milk
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Dissolve the yeast in milk, add sugar and oil.
Then add flour with salt and knead, knead for good 10 minutes. It's always good to leave the kneading to stand or hand mixer. Save your arms!
Cover the bowl and leave it for 40 - 60 mins to rise.
Punch the risen dough with great pleasure. Don't you find it funny punching it down everytime? 😉 Knead it in a bowl for a short min and then divide it in two.
Prepare the filling. Heat the milk, pour it over the walnuts, add the rest, stir to combine nicely.
On slightly floured surface, roll each piece (or just one, big piece) into a rectangle, thick as your finger.
Spread half of the filling on the dough. Roll it into a log. Cut the slices thick as your two fingers together.
Sheet the baking pan with baking paper or oil it or spread some butter thinly so rolls don't stick.
Put the rolls horizontaly on your baking sheet.
Start preheating your oven to 180°C/375°F. Dough will rest for awhile.
Bake the rolls for good 20 -25 mins. While piping hot, you can sprinkle the rolls with some hot milk, they will be juicier and silkier.
Serve cooled with some powdered sugar, or omit it, if you don't like it. With a nice cup of tea or coffee, it'll make a little celebration for you and your loved ones!
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