Posts Tagged ‘snack’

Garlic Butter Swirls- The Salty Version of Cinnamon Rolls

Baked Goodies

We all know what Cinnamon Rolls are right? Well, the problem with Cinnamon Rolls is that you can’t serve them for lunch or dinner. The solution? Create something similar, but with garlic. I’m kidding of course, who would ever think about garlic when you have cinnamon rolls in mind? Nevertheless, I made these wonderful Garlic Butter rolls, or as we at home call them “roses” and they were an instant hit at our house. Served with tuna salad on the side and there you have it – a meal.

Garlic Butter Roses

 

Garlic Butter Roses - The Salty Version of Cinnamon Rolls
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Recipe type: Appetizer, Pastry
Cuisine: Dairy
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Serves: 12 Roses
 
A wonderful twist on cinnamon rolls. Who said it had to be sweet. Butter, garlic and cheese in a cheese based dough. Yum.
Ingredients
For the Dough:
  • 5 tbsp Soft Goat Cheese
  • ½ – ¾ cup Cream (I used whipping cream)
  • 200gr (6 tbsp) Plain Yogurt
  • 2½ cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Dry Basil
For the filling:
  • 100gr Butter (melted)
  • 2 Scallions (Green Onion) - Chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves - Minced
  • 1 cup Cheese - Grated
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F (200C)
  2. Prepare greased muffin pan
  3. Mix all dough ingredients together in a mixer bowl and set aside.
  4. Prepare the filling by melting the butter over medium heat, adding the copped scallions and minced garlic cloves. Mix until combined, remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Take the dough out of the mixer bowl and place on a floured surface.
  6. Flatten the dough into a rectangle about ½cm thick.
  7. Brush the melted butter mix on top of the flattened dough. Set about 2 tbsp of the butter mix aside, as you will need it later to brush the rolls.
  8. Sprinkle the cheese on top of the filling and roll the dough on its long side.
  9. Once rolled, cut off the edges (about 2 inches from each end) and discard (they will not have any filling in them)
  10. Cut the dough in half and then cut each half in half and then each quarter into 3 pieces. This way you end up having 12 pieces.
  11. Brush each muffin cup with some of the butter mix and place each piece (rose) facing up, in a muffin cup (you will still have some butter mix left and that's good).
  12. Place in preheated oven for 20 minutes until cheese is bubbly and roses are golden brown.
  13. Once you take it out of the oven, brush with the butter mix you have left for additional flavor.
Notes
**Instead of using the goat cheese+ cream you can substitute these for 1 cup of soft cheese (light cream cheese or cottage cheese)

 

Garlic Butter Roses

 

Roses facing up in muffin pan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garlic Butter Roses

We all know what Cinnamon Rolls are right? Well, the problem with Cinnamon Rolls is that you can’t serve them for lunch or dinner. The solution? Create something similar, but with garlic. I’m kidding of course, who would ever think about garlic when you have cinnamon rolls in mind? Nevertheless, I made these wonderful Garlic […]

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Seasoned Pita Bread – An upgraded Pita

Baked Goodies

Sometimes I just like surprising my family with an upgraded dish. Don’t be mistaken, it’s the same plain dish but it has a twist, an extra something, an upgrade. I love these upgrades because I usually end up with empty plates when traditionally I’d hear the same “this again?” rant. Read More

Sometimes I just like surprising my family with an upgraded dish. Don’t be mistaken, it’s the same plain dish but it has a twist, an extra something, an upgrade. I love these upgrades because I usually end up with empty plates when traditionally I’d hear the same “this again?” rant.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies & Puffs

Cakes and Cookies

My kids wanted to make cookies and I had a bag of chocolate chips so what’s a better way to use the chocolate chips and satisfy the kids than making chocolate chip cookies?

Why does the heading of the post say “Puffs”? well…we were being creative 🙂 Read More

My kids wanted to make cookies and I had a bag of chocolate chips so what’s a better way to use the chocolate chips and satisfy the kids than making chocolate chip cookies? Why does the heading of the post say “Puffs”? well…we were being creative 🙂

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Ma’amul – Moroccan date cookies

Cakes and Cookies

Passover has come and gone and here I was, stuck with 2 packages of pitted dates left from the Charoset (Sweet Date Paste) ingredients. I couldn’t afford to just leave them in the cupboard because I knew I’d soon forget about them. I decided to make Ma’amul!

Ma’amul cookies are originally Moroccan cookies filled with dates and they are so good, I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t be able to resist them.

They are also pretty easy to make which is an added bonus.

 

Maamul Moroccan Date Cookies

 

Ma'amul - Moroccan date cookies
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Recipe type: Dessert, Cookies
Cuisine: Moroccan
 
Sweet, delicious date cookies! Your family and friends will think you spent a bunch of time making these, but we'll know the truth 🙂
Ingredients
For the Cookie Dough:
  • 4½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 250 grams margarine
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
For the filling:
  • 350 grams pitted dates
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2-4 tbsp hot water (or as needed)
Instructions
Prepare the Dough:
  1. Place all ingredients in a mixer bowl and mix together until it becomes soft dough.
  2. Avoid over-mixing as over mixing will damage the dough’s texture.
Prepare the Filling:
  1. In a food processor/ chopper, place the pitted dates with ½ tsp cinnamon.
  2. Add 2 tbsp of hot water and chop. If you see that the mix is not paste like, add more hot water 1 tbsp at a time and process the mixture until it becomes paste. Be careful not to add too much water so it’s not too liquid.
Make the cookies:
  1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C)
  2. Line Cookie Sheet with parchment paper
  3. Take a spoonful of dough (golf ball size) and flatten between your hands.
  4. Take about 1 tsp filling and place in the middle of the flattened dough in your hand.
  5. Close the dough back into a ball shape and place on the baking sheet. Cookies should be placed about 1.5 inches apart from each other. You can decorate the cookie by adding stripes made with a fork for example or you can leave it smooth.
  6. When done shaping the cookies, place in preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes until you see that the cookies are starting to get that golden color.
  7. After the cookies are ready, take them out of the oven and sprinkle with powder sugar.

 

Maamul Date Cookies

 

 

Update and disclosure: I also entered this recipe to the 2nd annual cookie contest (Christmas In July) sponsored by “Eat In Eat Out Magazine” (www.eatineatout.ca).

As a proud member of FBC (www.foodbloggersofcanada.com) I am entitled to participate in this contest (Contest Page) so I figured – Why not? :) Wish me luck!!

Passover has come and gone and here I was, stuck with 2 packages of pitted dates left from the Charoset (Sweet Date Paste) ingredients. I couldn’t afford to just leave them in the cupboard because I knew I’d soon forget about them. I decided to make Ma’amul! Ma’amul cookies are originally Moroccan cookies filled with […]

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