Thursday, February 26, 2009

Spinach Wheat Pinwheel Rolls

I am a big fan of Popeye and so a big fan of Spinach. During pregnancy I used to make spinach twice a week. I could eat spinach in any form. But to make him eat spinach....hmmmmmmmm...
I usually bribe him with chicken whenever I make spinach or else I would sneak some spinach in his favourite snacks like cutlets, pizza, lasagna or pakoda:) This is one such way to make him eat spinach.

(Yields 6 rolls)

1/2 packet of 7g /14oz rapid rise yeast
3/4 cup Whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cup of all purpose flour
3/4 cup warm water (110F to 120F)
3/4 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp butter

For the filling
2 cups washed and chopped spinach(You can use frozen spinach also)
1/2 tsp red chilli flakes
1 tsp pepper powder
2 garlic minced
salt to taste
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese

To prepare the filling:

In a pan heat the olive oil, when the oil is hot enough add the minced garlic. Saute the garlic for 2 mins at low flame. Then add the red chilli flakes and saute for a minute. Now add the chopped spinach(squeeze out the water completely), salt and pepper. Cook till all the water from the spinach is absorbed.

To prepare the rolls:

In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Add the sugar, butter, salt and 1/2 cup of all purpose flour and beat until smooth. Now stir in the remaining all purpose flour and wheat flour to form a soft dough.

Turn this onto a floured surface and knead for about 6 mins to get a smooth, elastic dough. Apply some oil on the surface of the dough. Cover and let it rise in a warm place until doubled for about 30 mins. Punch dough down. Turn this dough into a floured surface and roll into a rectangle(approx. 6-in x 5-in). Now top this with the filling leaving 1/2 inches on each side. Sprinkle the cheese over it. Roll up like jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch the seam side to seal. Then cut this into 6 rolls. Place rolls cut side up on a baking pan. Cover and let rise until doubled for about 15 mins. Bake at 350F for 25 to 30 mins or until golden. Let it cool completely before serving.


Unknown said...

This is such a delicious and healthy roll, I really love it, would love to try this !

First time here you have a wonderful space,your walnut oat raisin bars looked very yum too!

Unknown said...

Thank you so much Usha...I am very happy that you like them:)