Piquillo Pepper and Goat Cheese Rolls
Recipe type: Bread
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 12
Thick and chewy bread rolls filled with Piquillo Peppers and Goat Cheese.
  • 4 cups all purpose or bread flour
  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 ½ cups warm water
  • Filling:
  • 12oz/340g jar grilled Piquillo peppers
  • 10.5 oz/300g goat's cheese
  • 2 teaspoons parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter for brushing (optional)
  1. Mix the flour, yeast,salt and sugar in a bowl of a mixer.
  2. Attach the dough hook to the mixer and run through the mixture to aerate a little.
  3. Add 1 cup of warm water and mix on low.
  4. If the mixture looks too dry, add more water a little at a time.
  5. You may use all the water and need a bit more, or you may not use all the water.
  6. I used exactly 1 ½ cups but Colorado is dry so our flour runs dry as well.
  7. If you live in a humid place, you may need less.
  8. Just gauge the consistency; you want a nice soft, pliable dough, not sticky or dry.
  9. After the dough has kneaded into a ball, drop it on the counter and hand knead for a couple of minutes.
  10. Knead the dough into a nice smooth ball and place in a greased bowl to proof in a warm area of your kitchen.
  11. This will take about an hour at high altitude or 1 ½ -2 hours at sea level.
  12. While the dough is proofing, prepare the filling.
  13. From the jar, chop about the 8-10 peppers into small dice.
  14. How fine you want the peppers is up to you, but I don't keep the pieces too large.
  15. Smaller bites of the Piquillo pepper helps to roll better and your get more per bite.
  16. I used 10 peppers but you could use more, or less.
  17. Grease a 9" x 13" pan, a cake pan works great, you need something with sides.
  18. I have used a 10" round ceramic quiche/tart pan with 1.5" sides before as well with good results.
  19. Once the dough has doubled in size, turn it out onto a clean counter.
  20. Knead a couple of times to slowly deflate.
  21. Roll the dough out into a rectangle of 11" x 15" (the size of a ½ sheet tray)
  22. Sprinkle the chopped Piquillo peppers evenly over the rolled out dough.
  23. Drop crumbles of creamy goat's cheese evenly over the peppers.
  24. Sprinkle the parsley and drizzle the olive oil over the filling.
  25. Slowly lift up the long side of the dough and begin to roll up like a Swiss roll.
  26. Slowly roll the dough up evenly and making sure all the filling is tucked inside.
  27. When you get to the end, pinch the edge of the dough together in a long seam.
  28. Carefully cut the dough roll in half using a serrated knife.
  29. Cut out six pieces from each half to make total of 12 rolls.
  30. You can make bigger rolls by cutting in 6 or even 4.
  31. Carefully place the rolls into the greased pan, leaving a little space between them.
  32. Keep in a warm corner to rise a second time, about 20 minutes.
  33. Once they have puffed up a little and are touching each other, they are ready to bake.
  34. While the rolls are rising, preheat the oven to:
  35. Conventional oven : 375F
  36. Convection oven : 350F
  37. Steam Convection oven : 350F
  38. For a conventional oven or a convection oven, place a small cake pan filled with ice cubes on the bottom rack.
  39. Place the rolls on the rack above the ice cube pan.
  40. Bake the rolls:
  41. Conventional oven : 40 minutes
  42. Convection oven: 30 minutes
  43. Steam convection: 30-35 minutes
  44. Check to see if they are brown, if they are to your liking, remove and cool on a rack.
  45. If you'd like them a little more brown, add a couple more minutes.
  46. The filling will make a difference in the time as well.
  47. This filling isn't too wet, so it took 40 minutes to brown nicely.
  48. Different cheeses and other wet fillings will add to the time.
  49. Just add time in increments until browned and also done in the centre.
**Thermador or Bosch steam ovens: Use Steam-Convection mode and set temp to 350F
**JennAir Steam oven: Use Steam Convection mode and manual entry, set the temperature to 350F, steam level to medium and time for 30 minutes.
**Wolf Steam Oven: Use Auto Steam Bake for bread and set temp at 350F
Recipe by Coffee and Crumpets at http://www.coffeeandcrumpets.com/piquillo-pepper-and-goat-cheese-rolls/