I woke up one day…not recent..and I wanted to bake bread. But not just bread..I had an idea. My brother-in-law had gifted us these marinated and pitted olives and semi-dried cherry tomatoes in olive oil. And I just needed to use them with this bread. I thought of using a bread recipe from my mom’s recipe book and stuffing the bread dough using olives, tomatoes, and crumbled feta cheese mixed with dried thyme. But I wasn’t exactly sure how I wanted to shape them…did I want to roll them into stuffed balls? Or make a larger bread like the Braided Herb Bread?? Finally, remembering this Turkish rose baklava type dessert that mom makes, I decided to use the same concept..and they were great! The flavors were perfect for bread! And it was so breakfasty! (is that even a word? I have a red wiggly line under that so I guess not :P)

I leave you to with the pictures and description..

Enjoy :))

Note: Initially I made half of this recipe for an 8 x 8 inch baking dish. This recipe is for a larger baking dish. I’m not sure of the size because it’s not with me right now, but it’s the largest rectangular pyrex I have.

 

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In a large mixing bowl (or the bowl of a standup mixer) sift the flour. Add the sugar, yeast and salt.

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In a medium sized sauce pan, combine the heavy cream and vegetable oil and place on medium heat. Heat the liquids up to a temperature of 120 – 130 degrees F. If you don’t have a kitchen thermometer, you can test the liquid using the back of your wrist. The liquid should feel warm and comfortable. It shouldn’t be hot.

 

 

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Add the warm liquid and eggs to the dry ingredients. Knead the dough. If you’re using a stand up mixer, using the hook attachment, this process is quite easy. Knead for about 7 – 10 minutes. If the dough is too sticky, add a tiny bit of flour. If it’s too dry, add a tiny bit of warm water.

 

 

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 Cover the dough tightly and let it rise in a warm area for about 45 minutes (until the dough becomes double the original size).

 

 

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Once the dough is ready, roll the dough into 2-inch sized balls (about 5 cms).

 

 

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Roll out a ball of dough into an oval of about 5 to 6-inches long (about 12 – 15 cms).

 

 

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On the closest edge to you, place 1/2 tablespoon of stuffing.

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 Roll the dough tightly and cut it in half. Line each half next to each other in the baking dish (the cut side of the dough will be facing down).

Repeat the process with the remaining balls.

 

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Brush with milk.

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 Bake in a preheated oven for 30 – 40 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove from oven and let the stuffed bread bites cool for 10 minutes and serve.

 

 

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Stuffed Bread Bites
 
Bread dough stuffed with your favorite breakfast stuffing...
Ingredients
  • 6 cups flour
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons instant yeast
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten with a fork
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • a little bit of milk for brushing the top
Stuffing
  • 1 cup pitted olives
  • 1 cup semi-dried tomatoes or sun dried tomatoes
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese mixed with 1 teaspoon dried thyme
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl (or the bowl of a standup mixer) sift the flour. Add the sugar, yeast and salt.
  2. In a medium sized sauce pan, combine the heavy cream and vegetable oil and place on medium heat. Heat the liquids up to a temperature of 120 - 130 degrees. If you don't have a kitchen thermometer, you can test using the back of your wrist. The liquid should feel warm and comfortable. It shouldn't be hot.
  3. Add the warm liquid and eggs to the dry ingredients. Knead the dough. If you're using a stand up mixer, using the hook attachment, this process is quite easy. (Otherwise, you can just knead with your hands.) Knead for about 7 - 10 minutes. If the dough is too sticky, add a tiny bit of flour. If it's too dry, add a tiny bit of warm water.
  4. Cover the dough tightly and let it rise in a warm area for about 45 minutes (until the dough becomes double the original size).
  5. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C (375 degrees F). Grease a large baking dish.
  6. Once the dough is ready, roll the dough into 2-inch sized balls (about 5 cms).
  7. Roll out a ball of dough into an oval of about 5 to 6-inches long (about 12 - 15 cms).
  8. On the closest edge to you, place ½ tablespoon of stuffing.
  9. Roll the dough tightly and cut it in half. Line each half next to each other in the baking dish (the cut side of the dough will be facing down).
  10. Repeat the process with the remaining balls.
  11. Brush with milk and bake in a preheated oven for 30 - 40 minutes or until golden brown.
  12. Remove from oven and let the stuffed bread bites cool for 10 minutes and serve.

 

 

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