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Festive stuffed dinner rolls recipe

Festive stuffed dinner rolls recipe

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These savoury stuffed dinner rolls make a festive Christmas centrepiece, The preparation requires a bit of time but if you are acquainted with bread making it won't be hard. You can present on a serving plate with a candle in the middle, or tie a ribbon like a Christmas wreath.


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IngredientsServes: 14

  • For the dough
  • 150g strong white bread flour
  • 50g durum wheat semolina
  • 100g Italian 00 flour
  • 4g dried active yeast or 12g fresh yeast
  • 150g warm milk
  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 egg
  • 50g butter, cubed, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • For the 3 fillings
  • 50g rapini
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 25g pancetta or bacon, cubed
  • salt and pepper
  • 50g pork sausage, casing removed
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 50g bottom or cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 pear, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons sharp gorgonzola or other blue cheese
  • 2 egg yolks + 1 teaspoon milk for brushing
  • 1 teaspoon sesame or chia seeds for sprinkling

MethodPrep:40min ›Cook:30min ›Extra time:3hr › Ready in:4hr10min

    For the dough

  1. Place the 3 flours in the bowl of a stand mixer. Dissolve the yeast in the warm milk with the sugar and let stand until bubbly, about 10 minutes. Add to the flours.
  2. Fit the hook and start the mixer; add the egg yolks and the eggs a bit at the time. When all the ingredients are well mixed, add the butter, a cube at the time. At the end add the salt, and keep mixing the dough until it becomes soft and smooth. Cover the bowl with cling film.
  3. Heat some water in a tea kettle. When boiling, take off the lid and place the kettle in the cold oven with the light on. Add the bowl with the dough and let rise for 1 hour (the heat will help the rising process).
  4. Transfer the dough on a floured surface, flatten with your hands, then stretch the dough from the 4 sides and fold towards the centre. Turn the dough and place it back in the bowl, seams down. Heat more water in the kettle, place back in the oven with the dough bowl and let rise for 1 more hour.
  5. For the fillings

  6. Blanch the rapini in salted boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain. Cook the pancetta in 1 teaspoon oil until pale golden. Add the rapini, stir and cook for 5 to 7 minutes. Season and set aside to cool.
  7. Crumble the sausage in another pan, add garlic and cook until well browned on all sides, 10 to 15 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook until soft, about 10 minutes. Season and set aside to cool.
  8. In a third pan melt butter and add the pear. Cook until soft, 5 to 7 minutes. add the blue cheese, stir and cook until melted. Remove from heat and cool.
  9. Fill and bake

  10. Place the dough on a floured surface and divide into 14 equal balls (you can weigh them to make sure). Roll out each ball to a disk and fill with one of the 3 fillings, alternating them. Fold together and roll the dough between your palms to make a ball.
  11. Line a baking tray with baking parchment. Arrange 7 stuffed balls in a circle, one close to the other but barely touching. Place the remaining 7 all around in an alternating pattern. Cover with a tea towel and let rise for 1 hour.
  12. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Brush the rolls with egg yolks and milk, and sprinkle with sesame or chia seeds.
  13. Bake in the preheated oven until golden and puffed up, about 30 minutes.
  14. Remove from oven and let cool on the tray. Gently slide onto a serving plate and place a candle in the middle. Or tie a ribbon around like a wreath and serve.

Tip

You can simplify the recipe and prepare only one filling, then you need to triple the amounts of that filling. Or you can try out new fillings. Just make sure the filling is always cold before using or it will pierce the dough.

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Since I moved to Budapest and have my own family now (a husband and two kids), I want to carry on with these culinary traditions. I often helped my mom in the kitchen and learnt the ins and outs of tasty Hungarian cooking.

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Holiday appetizers don’t get any more festive than is easy Spinach Dip Stuffed Crescent Roll Christmas Tree! Super cute and oh so delicious, this fun party appetizer will get ooh’s and ahh’s from everyone. I prep mine and head of time and refrigerate until I’m ready to bake. It cuts down on the last minute prep work when I’m hosting our annual holiday party. Everyone loves pulling apart the tree to get a bite and I love how festive it looks!

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When I first got married, I was so excited to start hosting parties with my husband in our home. You know, like real adults do. I was at the point in my life where I was ready to let go of the keg drinking college parties and move on to classy shindigs complete with expensive wine and fancy finger foods. For my first few parties, I would plan for days, weeks even, to get the menu just right. I wanted everything to be just perfect now that I was adulting!

Years have passed since I first started hosting parties and, while I am still a bit of a perfectionist, I am definitely a little more relaxed about the planning part. I think that’s mostly because I am a little more comfortable with my cooking skills than I was 15 years ago when I first got married! Making homemade spinach dip was a big deal for me back then when I first started getting comfortable with cooking, but now making a simple spinach dip seems easy peasy. When I host parties these days, I can get a little more creative with my cooking and turn that spinach dip into something really special for my party.

I recently made a Cheese Stuffed Braided Pretzel Ring, and it had me brainstorming about all of the fun things I could do with savory stuffed bread for the holidays. I like to make a simple spinach dip with red bell peppers for Christmas gatherings because of the red and green colors, and I decided that it would be the perfect filling for a stuffed bread!

Using refrigerated crescent rolls is a shortcut to making your own dough and is a great choice for stuffing with all kinds of fillings. I slathered the spinach dip between two big triangles of crescent roll dough, gave it some simple cuts and twists, and a beautiful, festive, delish holiday appetizer was born! I think next time I might try stuffing it with something sweet for a holiday morning breakfast. Maybe cinnamon sugar and cream cheese. Yum! What would you stuff yours with? Sweet or savory? Either way, step outside of your cooking comfort zone this year and really wow your guests with a Stuffed Crescent Roll Christmas Tree!

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"Stuffed cabbage rolls made with a mix of ground beef and pork make a hearty, delicious dish. Consisting of tender leaves of pickled cabbage, stuffed and then rolled with meat, garlic, onion & rice, this cabbage rolls recipe makes the perfect savory dinner or festive meal that everyone will absolutely love! This cabbage rolls recipe is one of those super delicious dishes that you cannot stop from devouring! These easy cabbage rolls are made with simple but flavorful ingredients and consist of cabbage leaves rolled with various types of meat, from ground chicken to pork, beef or lamb, mixed with finely diced onions, garlic and rice."

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Christmas Tree Dinner Rolls

These adorable Christmas Tree Dinner Rolls are sure to be holiday hit at your Christmas gathering! They&rsquore so easy to make that you&rsquoll want to bake them for every gathering. Not only are these rolls festive and quick to make, but they&rsquore so delicious too! Everyone loves the soft rolls brushed with garlic butter and sprinkled with parmesan and fresh rosemary. Such a perfect addition to the holiday spread!

The kids and I had so much fun in the kitchen building the Christmas tree shape out of our favorite Sister Schubert&rsquos dinner rolls the first time we created them. It was so enjoyable that we&rsquove made and enjoyed them several times this season and it&rsquos still two weeks until Christmas. We can hardly wait to make them for Christmas dinner! They&rsquoll go so great with SuSu&rsquos prime rib, whipped potatoes and green bean bundles. Yummy yum!

Like I said, these Christmas Tree Dinner Rolls come together so quickly and bake up in a matter of minutes. Simply, shape the defrosted dinner rolls into a Christmas tree shape on a parchment-lined baking sheet. This is such a fun step to let the kids help with or do all by themselves.

Next, you&rsquoll melt the butter and stir in the garlic salt. Brush the rolls with the garlic butter then sprinkle evenly with the parmesan cheese. So much deliciousness going on already that you can just imagine how delicious they&rsquoll taste once they&rsquore baked!

You&rsquoll bake the rolls for about 15 minutes or until they start to turn golden brown on top. If you need to press some rolls together to keep the Christmas tree in its shape, use a fork and gently push them back into place.

Once you remove the rolls from the oven, garnish them with chopped fresh rosemary and rosemary sprigs to spruce them up a bit. Serve warm!

Everyone is sure to enjoy how festive they look and how delicious they taste!

When you make these Christmas Tree Dinner Rolls, be sure to tag me on social, @thebakermama, so I can see! Happy Holidays, friends!

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Christmas Tree Dinner Rolls

These adorable Christmas Tree Dinner Rolls are sure to be holiday hit at your Christmas gathering! They&rsquore so easy to make that you&rsquoll want to bake them for every gathering. Not only are these rolls festive and quick to make, but they&rsquore so delicious too! Everyone loves the soft rolls brushed with garlic butter and sprinkled with parmesan and fresh rosemary. Such a perfect addition to the holiday spread!

The kids and I had so much fun in the kitchen building the Christmas tree shape out of our favorite Sister Schubert&rsquos dinner rolls the first time we created them. It was so enjoyable that we&rsquove made and enjoyed them several times this season and it&rsquos still two weeks until Christmas. We can hardly wait to make them for Christmas dinner! They&rsquoll go so great with SuSu&rsquos prime rib, whipped potatoes and green bean bundles. Yummy yum!

Like I said, these Christmas Tree Dinner Rolls come together so quickly and bake up in a matter of minutes. Simply, shape the defrosted dinner rolls into a Christmas tree shape on a parchment-lined baking sheet. This is such a fun step to let the kids help with or do all by themselves.

Next, you&rsquoll melt the butter and stir in the garlic salt. Brush the rolls with the garlic butter then sprinkle evenly with the parmesan cheese. So much deliciousness going on already that you can just imagine how delicious they&rsquoll taste once they&rsquore baked!

You&rsquoll bake the rolls for about 15 minutes or until they start to turn golden brown on top. If you need to press some rolls together to keep the Christmas tree in its shape, use a fork and gently push them back into place.

Once you remove the rolls from the oven, garnish them with chopped fresh rosemary and rosemary sprigs to spruce them up a bit. Serve warm!

Everyone is sure to enjoy how festive they look and how delicious they taste!

When you make these Christmas Tree Dinner Rolls, be sure to tag me on social, @thebakermama, so I can see! Happy Holidays, friends!

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Festive Stuffed Pork Chops

This festively-stuffed pork chop is reminiscent of fruit cake with a touch of orange, cinnamon, a few raisins, chopped apple, and bread cubes. It seems like an odd mixture, but the sweet and savory are tied together perfectly with the cheddar cheese. We think your family will enjoy this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups dry bread cubes
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped apple
  • 1/3 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 (3/4 inch thick) pork chops
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  1. Make dry bread cubes made by toasting bread until it is brown and dry. Cut the bread into 1/2-inch cubes. Measure and set aside.
  2. In the butter, sauté the chopped apple until just tender. Add the cheese to the warm apple pieces. The cheese will partially melt. Add the raisins, 1/4 teaspoon salt, zest, and cinnamon. Stir and add the mixture to the toasted bread cubes.
  3. Place the pork chops on a cutting board. Holding the knife parallel to the board, use a fillet knife or other thin-bladed knife to cut a pocket into the pork, starting from the fatty side and going nearly all the way through but leaving the sides intact and the opening small.
  4. Stuff about 1/3 cup of the dressing into the pork chops, reserving any that does not fit into the pockets. Push the dressing far into the pocket of each pork chop with the dressing pushed away from the opening.
  5. Push two toothpicks diagonally through the outer edges of the pork chop to secure the opening. Salt and pepper the pork chops.
  6. To cook the pork chops in a skillet, cook them in butter for about six to eight minutes on each side or until done.

Baker’s Notes:

To cook them on the grill, brush the pork chops with oil and then cook them for four to eight minutes on each side over medium heat.

To bake them in the oven, place the pork chops on a lightly oiled baking sheet (or on a rack on a baking sheet if you would like to keep the pork chops out of the pan juices). Cover the pan with aluminum foil and tightly press the foil around the edges to trap steam and keep the chops from drying out. Bake for about 45 minutes at 350 degrees.


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Dare to be different with our favourite festive mains.

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Serve a partridge as an individual portion for one in this seasonal stew with smoked bacon, Bramley apples, thyme and sage

Chestnut, spinach & blue cheese en croûte

This vegetarian main course is packed with festive flavours and wrapped in flaky butter pastry - a real Christmas treat

Beef fillet with horseradish & prosciutto

Wrapping this alternative Christmas roast or Sunday dinner in ham adds flavour and protects the meat, resulting in a really tender cut of beef

Chestnut & shallot tatins with mushroom & madeira sauce

Take puff pastry and top with banana shallots and ready-cooked chestnuts for these stylish vegetarian tarts – a great dinner party starter

Blackberry braised red cabbage with venison

Red cabbage dotted with berries perfectly cuts through game meat - serve with buttery mashed potatoes

Steamed venison & Port pudding

Venison works well in a steamed suet pastry pudding, filled with rich red wine gravy and added belly pork

Lamb with Christmas spices

Keep this in the freezer ready for dinner parties and serve it with rice and salad or crunchy potatoes and vegetables

Christmas poussin

Prepare ahead and pop in the oven when your guests arrive. Perfect if you don't want to be tied to the kitchen

Pork & ham pie

Gordon's delicious pork pie recipe is perfect for a buffet, picnic or grown-up lunch box

Squash & blue cheese Wellington

Having one of these vegetarian pastry rolls in the freezer is ideal for entertaining at the last minute, or as a vegetarian Christmas main

Sticky pork with cranberries

Use up leftover Christmas cranberry sauce in this quick pork braise, lovely with a dollop of mash

Roast fillet of beef with mushroom stuffing

Serve up a spectacular centrepiece of roast beef with a rich stuffing, and a clever twist on Yorkshire puddings

Festive squash jalousie

Perfect for a veggie Christmas Day centrepiece, this easy pie tastes great with all the traditional trimmings

Ginger beer & tangerine glazed ham

This warming ginger beer-spiced ham is great for Christmas entertaining as it's simple to prepare ahead of time

Lebanese poussin with spiced aubergine pilaf

This Middle Eastern-style meal makes a decadent supper for two- serve your young chickens with a spicy and aromatic rice accompaniment

Roast duck two ways with spiced clementine sauce

Christmas dinner for two? Forget having to carve a whole duck and enjoy this meltingly soft, crispy skinned leg and breast meat version instead


Cheesy Broccoli and Chicken Stuffed Skulls

Halloween is a busy time of year in my kitchen. My friends gather to help create treats for our party, and in turn, I provide them with meals, many of which consist of take-out food. The other day when I had a houseful of helpers, I decided to make dinner instead. I wanted it to be festive and fun yet quick and easy.

In less than 20 minutes, the time it would take to drive to a restaurant, I whipped up 8 of these Cheesy Broccoli and Chicken Stuffed Skulls and popped them in the oven. They are as easy to make as my popular Stuffed Pizza Skulls and quicker to make than my Burrito Skulls or Enchilada Skulls.

After they baked to a deep golden brown, we dug in. Everyone thought they looked a bit creepy but really cool on their plate and were amazed by how yummy they tasted considering my lack of time spent in preparation.

To keep this meal quick and easy, I used a new Campbell’s® Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Oven Sauce as the base of my filling. It’s rich and creamy and really flavorful, so all I needed to do was add some fresh broccoli, a bit of chicken, and some shredded cheese.

Sounds easy enough, right? Definitely, something that can be pulled together before your kids head out to trick or treat. You’ll be happy knowing they filled their bellies with something tasty for dinner, so they won’t spend all night reaching into their buckets and indulging in too many sweets.

You will need two skull pans in order to create 8 of these stuffed skulls being only 4 have faces or just bake one batch at a time and reheat them when you are ready to serve dinner. As you line your pans with pizza dough, you will have a lot of excess dough hanging over the edges. Be sure to cut off as much of that dough as you can, pinching together the seams over top of your filling, so you don’t have a thick layer of dough on top.

If you’d like to see a really detailed step-by-step tutorial on creating stuffed skulls and information about the skull pan I used, be sure to check out my Stuffed Pizza Skull recipe post.

UPDATE: Sadly these Wilton Skull Pans have been discontinued. You can find Nordic Ware Skull Pans that are similar in size. Each of those pans has 6 skull cavities instead of 4.


There's no denying it - crescent rolls are irresistible. Buttery, flaky, and melt-in-your-mouth good, this recipe will put carb-lovers into a tizzy. Douse them in butter, gravy, cranberry sauce, or even mashed potatoes. To customize how many rolls you want to make, simply hover your mouse over the number of servings section, and you're good to go!

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In between the unwrapping of presents, singing of carols, and endless holiday cheer that takes place on Christmas night is the enjoying of good food with even better company. For many, Christmas dinner is a big celebration that includes recipes that are passed down from generation to generation, most of which can feed the whole family and then some. But, for those who are looking to do a smaller and more intimate holiday gathering this year, making recipes that yield the right amount of food for two people is a real Christmas miracle in and of itself.

Complete with dinner items that can be tailored to feed the exact amount of servings you want to delicious bites that'll leave you with some mouthwatering leftovers, these made-for-two meals will perfectly complement your cozy Christmas night. Take a look at the best recipes for two, ahead.