Cheese and ham savoury swirls

    4 hours 50 min

    The secret to these Italian-inspired savoury swirl rolls is fat free yogurt - it makes the dough soft without the need for butter. Fill with cheese and ham, or sun dried tomatoes and olives if you prefer a vegetarian option.

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    Makes: 10 rolls

    • For the dough
    • 4g dried active yeast
    • 2 tablespoons warm milk
    • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
    • 300g bread flour
    • 4 teaspoons vegetable oil
    • 1 egg
    • 125ml plain fat free yoghurt
    • 1/2 tablespoons salt
    • For the filling
    • 200g scamorza or mozzarella, cubed or sliced
    • 100g cooked ham, torn into pieces
    • 100g prosciutto, torn into pieces
    • 1 egg and 1 tablespoon milk for brushing

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:4hr proofing  ›  Ready in:4hr50min 

    1. Dissolve the yeast in warm milk with sugar. Cover and let stand until bubbly, 5 to 7 minutes.
    2. In a large bowl or in the stand mixer bowl place flour, oil, egg and yogurt. Add yeast and stir with a spatula; use your hands to make a sticky dough. If too stiff, add a bit of warm water, a tablespoon at the time.
    3. Transfer onto a floured surface and knead the dough for 8 to 10 minutes or until soft and smooth. If using a stand mixer, fit it with the hook and work for the same time. Lightly oil a bowl, place the dough in bowl and cover with cling film; place in a warm place and let rise for 2 hours.
    4. Punch down the dough; knead quickly, cover and let rise for another hour.
    5. Place the dough on a floured surface and roll out into a large rectangle, about 40cm x 15cm. Sprinkle grated mozzarella, ham and prosciutto on top of dough, keeping a 2cm rim round the edges. Roll the rectangle from the long side and seal the edges well; slice the cylinder into 10 pieces with a sharp knife to create swirls.
    6. Line a 26cm shallow cake tin with baking paper. Arrange the pinwheels, one close to the other, in the prepared cake tin. Cover with cling film and let rise for 1 hour longer.
    7. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
    8. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until swirls are golden and well risen; cool at room temperature and serve.

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