Serve these awesome and addicting snack as a bite size appetizer for a party or as a meal for any time of the day. This recipe requires little bit of time but totally worth the effort and serve hot straight from the oven for the best taste.
Recipe Adapted from:- Epicurious
- Active dry yeast:- 1 1/2 Tsp
- Packed light brown sugar, divided:- 2 Tbsp + 1 Tsp
- Warm water (110-115°F):- 1/4 Cup
- Warm milk (110-115°F):-1 Cup
- All-purpose flour:- 2 1/2 to 3 Cups
- Shredded Cheese:- 1 Cup(approx)
- Marinated Artichoke:-1 Cup(approx)
- Olives:- 1 Cup(approx)
For the dough:-
For the filling:-
1)Stir together yeast, 1 teaspoon brown sugar, and warm water in a large bowl and let stand until foamy, 5 to 8 minutes. (If mixture doesn’t foam, start over with new yeast.)
2)In a separate bowl, stir remaining 2 tablespoons brown sugar into warm milk until dissolved.
3)Add 2 1/2 cups flour and milk mixture to yeast mixture and stir with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula until a soft dough forms, adding up to 1/2 cup additional flour, a little at a time, if necessary.
4)Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead a few times to form a smooth ball. Transfer to a clean bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a draft-free place at warm room temperature until doubled and bubbles appear on surface, about 2 hours.
5)Preheat oven to 400°F with rack in upper and lower thirds. Spray two 4-sided sheet pans with non stick spray
6)Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and cut into 4 equal pieces.
7)Lightly dust your hands with flour, then gently roll and stretch 1 piece of dough to form a 12-inch-long rope.
8)Flatten dough and arrange so a long side is nearest you, then roll out to a roughly 12- by 4-inch rectangle with a lightly floured rolling pin.
9)Gently press some cheese ,artichoke & olives in the middle of rectangle, leaving a 1/2-inch border along bottom edge.
10)Stretch bottom edge of dough up over filling and press tightly to seal, then roll up as tightly as possible to form a rope.
11)Cut rope into 12 pieces and transfer to a sheet pan. Make 3 more ropes with remaining dough, cheese, artichoke & olives and cut into pieces, transferring to sheet pans. Let rest at room temperature, uncovered, 30 minutes (dough will rise slightly).
Bake until puffed and golden-brown, about 15 minutes (cheese may ooze slightly).
Serve warm or at room temperature...Enjoy:)