Olive, sundried tomato and feta rolls

These soft, salty and flavourful olive, sundried tomato and feta rolls is my improvised salutation to spring that arrived this week. I know, I know technically it’s not really spring yet, but a complete week of sunny weather calls for celebration so I thought this very Mediterranean combination would be a perfect fit. They are great on their own, but also make a perfect side for meat dishes.

So here’s to sun, sea, al fresco dining, BBQs and all other summery goodness…

OLIVE, SUNDRIED TOMATO AND FETA ROLLS (Makes 12)

Ingredients

Dough
1 sachet active dry yeast
250ml warm milk
1 tablespoon sugar
50g melted butter
1 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
500g flour

Filling
160g black/green olives (I used a mix of both), drained
2 tablespoons of sundried tomato paste
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
200g feta cheese

Preparation

  1. In a large bowl dissolve yeast in the warm milk. Add sugar and 1 cup of flour. Stir well, cover with a cloth and set aside for 30 minutes or until it has doubled in size.
  2. Mix in warm (not hot!) melted butter, salt, 2 eggs and remaining flour one cup at a time.
  3. Knead in the bowl for 5 minutes until the dough is slightly sticky and elastic.
  4. Cover with a cloth and set aside to rise for about 1 hour or until it has doubled in size.
  5. In the meantime prepare the filling. Using a blender beat together olives, sundried tomato and olive oil until spreadable mixture is achieved. Set aside.
  6. Once the dough has risen, move it to a well floured surface and roll it out into a rectangle (approximate size 50cm x 32cm).
  7. Spread the filling over the surface of the dough. Crumble feta cheese on top.
  8. Starting from the long edge carefully roll the dough until it is one big roll.
  9. Cut the roll in 12 even pieces and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  10. Generously brush rolls with slightly beaten egg and set aside to rise for another 20 minutes.
  11. Bake at 170C 20-25 minutes or until golden.

Olive, sundried tomato and feta rolls
Olive, sundried tomato and feta rolls
Olive, sundried tomato and feta rolls
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11 thoughts on “Olive, sundried tomato and feta rolls

  1. These look irresistible! I usually make sweet rolls but the flavours here are so good! Bet they make for an awesome brunch treat. Thanks for linking to #CookBlogShare

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