May 2, 2008

Nutella Rolls

Believe it or not, it is very hard for me to prepare the food that would appeal to my 8 and 6 year old kids! No matter how much they love spending time with me in the kitchen, and they admire my creations, I can’t have them eat everything I make. I have quoted him already, but once again, my son once told me that I am better “than the chefs at the fancy restaurants”, and that was a huge compliment for me, even though he really just wanted me to give in into buying him something! :))))

The best time to trick them into homemade food is when they come from school, after a long “no fun” day! : ) I try my best to always have something special on the table, and these rolls are one of those things they cannot resist. Nutella is the key, but you can also fill them with your favorite jams, or even cream cheese. For cheese you exclude the 1/4 cup sugar, and increase salt a bit.

I like to keep their minds of BK of McDs by making something special for right after school that will hold them until dinner. They love to take these rolls to school, for a snack too. I try to limit their fast food to a once or twice a month occasion., that’s it!

Nutella Rolls:

½ cup milk
½ cup water
1 Tsp sugar + ¼ cup sugar
½ Tsp dry active yeast
½ cup oil
½ Tsp of salt
Enough flour to mix the dough (Approx. 3 cups)
There really is no measure, you just add until you have a nice bread sort of dough texture

Mix together water and milk, and warm it up a little. Pour into mixing bowl, add 1 Tsp of sugar, and yeast. Let sit for few minutes, then add the oil, ¼ cup sugar, salt, and start adding flour a little by little until you have bread like dough. Cover, and let it rise until doubled.

Now knead and transfer to a floured surface. I do this on my linen tablecloth that I have just for these things, so that I don’t cut or scratch my table when I cut the dough.

Divide the dough into 2 balls, and roll each of them into a diner plate sized circle : ) Now, that’s a funny way to put it! Cut into quarters, and then cut each quarter into 3 rolls to be : ) You get 12, of course! Repeat with the other ball of dough.

Nutella rolls 1Nutella rolls 2
Nutella rolls 3Nutella rolls 4

Put a little Nutella in each, and roll it up. Bruch each with egg yolk wash, sprinkle with sesame seeds or some other seeds (optional), and place a little bit(like ½ Tsp) of butter or margarine on top of each roll. Bake @ 380 F for about20-25 minutes, or until golden.

If this is not enough, just double everything! :)
For another great recipe for rolls, visit Marija’s blog!


Marija said...

Yum, yum, kiflice! They look great! And you flattened the dough into a perfect circle (which I can't). :)

Sometimes, when we don't have Nutella, my mom puts chocolate squares instead.

Anonymous said...

Medena, these look delicious! We make these rolls with mixed nuts, sugar and spices filling, but chocolate is YUM! I should try it.

Anonymous said...

I think it's very hard for the kids these days. With so many commercials on TV tempting them with junk food. It has always been a challenge for us too!. I think these Nutella rolls would be perfect in a picnic. Look great!

chriesi said...

Mmm looks yummy, would be good for breakfast right now. :)

Meeta K. Wolff said...

oh this looks great. my son is a nutella freak too and i am sure he will love this in his lunch box!

Anonymous said...


can i get one of those? *stretch out hands* nutella! <3 <3 i love nutella spread! :D thanks for sharing~ :P will try making these right after all my exams! XD

Melita said...

Thanks for lovely comments everybody!
Amanda, keep stretching, you almost got one :)))

Deborah said...

What a great snack! I believe adults would love these as well!!

Anna said...

I don't suppose you want to adopt me? I'd eat these in seconds. Hell, I'd eat anything...

Shelby said...

These would be divine! I would love one warm!!

Melita said...

Guys, you make me feel bad that I can't share... :)))

Anonymous said...

you make them look easy to make! but i think i'm quite the pastry idiot. lovely rolls. check out my blog, i've tagged your lovely foodie blog for an award:) x

Anonymous said...

Oooh! We love Nutella! I will be making these soon. What a great idea & thank you for sharing it.

xoxox Amy

Anonymous said...

Your recipes are just beautiful and these are of course another example of that. My children (and me) would love these!

Anonymous said...

OMG they look gorgeous. Like Farida I've tried these with spices and fruit, but not chocolate. I really must.

EJ said...

These are brill! My mum tried them with cinnamon and sugar and nuts and sugar filling (2 versions)! Thank you for the recipe! I'm going to try out your piggys once i finish this essay i have due in soon :)

Anonymous said...

Ahh! So simple and awesome! I'm gonna try them as soon as I can :D