So, Pesto Pinwheels eh?
So one day, I was making cinnamon rolls,and had a bit of leftover Pesto that I had made a few days beforehand, and, well, sort of put it were the cinnamon and sugar should be.
It works in pretty much the same way, although I do love the prove on this one, as they prove into one another, and resemble a lovely appendage of floury goodness, just in time for tea.
For the Bread
450g Strong White Flour
300ml Luke warm Water
For the Pesto
Handful of Basil
2 cloves of Garlic
50g Parmesan Cheese
2tbsp Olive Oil
1 Ball of Mozzarella
For one serving (serves 5)
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I was reading #jamiecooksitaly last night and saw a beautiful recipe called Mozzarella Bread. Now this, isn't that, but I loved the "Cinnamon Roll" method of putting the loaf together. This one has #pesto and #mozzarella rolled inside, and then proved into one big loaf. Must give that Jamie #recipe a go though...
1. Add the flour, yeast & salt into a mixing bowl, keeping the yeast & salt apart.
2. Mix it up and then add the water. Bring the mix together into a dough using your hands.
If you have a kitchen aid, insert the mixing bowl and put on the dough hook. Mix for 10mins on full.
3. If you don't have a kitchen aid, put the dough on to a floured surface, kneading for 10mins until the dough is sticky, but doesn't stick to your fingers.
Put the dough into an oiled bowl and cover with a damp tea cloth. Leave to prove for at least 3 hours.
4. Let's make the Pesto. Add all of the ingredients into a blender, and blitz down into a fine paste. Add more oil if it gets too thick.
Pour into a bowl and leave to marry the flavours.
5. After the first prove is over, knock back the dough and put it on a floured surface. Roll it out into a large rectangle.
6. Use a pizza cutter to straighten up the edges. Spread the Pesto all over the dough, ensuring it is evenly covered.
You can put other toppings on at this stage, I believe I put some mozzarella cheese in there with another grating of parmesan.
7. Roll the dough up into a really long sausage. Cut the sausage into 7 pieces and arrange in a round cake tone with one piece directly in the middle.
Leave to prove, covered in that damp tea cloth for 2 hours this time.
Pre- heat your oven to it's hottest setting, for about 45mins.
8. Lift off the tea cloth and you see you have big Pesto bread, in the shape of a cinnamon roll.
Bake for 30mins or until the top and bottom sound hollow to the tap.