Thursday, 16 October 2014

Whole Wheat Cheese garlic Rolls 

I am part of some face book groups on Baking and cooking. Suddenly there was many pictures on Sweet and Savoury Rolls. So I decided to make a Whole Wheat Roll with Cheese and Garlic.

The Cheese and Garlic combination was yum, but I missed the Green chillies. So when I make it the next time, I plan to go ahead and add some Green chillies.

The stuffing you can do in this roll are endless, some options that come to my head - Nutella, Green Mint Chutney, Mixture of Dry Fruits and Nuts, Apple Sauce, Potato Masala and the list goes on...

As usual, I have made it Whole Wheat , you can make it 50:50 (Wheat Flour and APF) or 100% APF.

Depending on what proportions of Flour you use, you can change the water/ Milk Proportion.


Whole Wheat Flour - 3 Cups ( Remove 4 tablespoons of Flour)
Warm Milk - 1 Cup (Warm Water can also be used)
Salt - 1 Teaspoon
Sugar - 1 Tablespoon
Yeast - 1 Teaspoon
Milk Powder - 4 tablespoon
Melted Butter or Olive Oil - 1 tablespoon
Grated Cheese - 1/2 Cup (You can increase or decrease as per your taste)
Garlic - 12 Cloves ( Increase or Decrease as per you taste)
Pepper Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Salt - To taste
Green Chilly - 1 (Finely Chopped, I did not use it But would have loved it)
Red Chilly Flakes - To taste.

  • In a mixing bowl, place some luke warm water/ Milk and mix some sugar in it.
  • Then add the Yeast and mix it.
  • Cover it with a lid and keep it aside for 10 minutes till the yeast becomes frothy.
  • To this add the Whole Wheat flour, Milk powder and Knead.
  • Add Water or Milk, little by little till you get a smooth, elastic dough.
  • Once you have Kneaded the dough into a soft, pliable dough, place it in another mixing bowl and Coat it with Butter or Olive oil.
  • Cover the bowl loosely with a damp Kitchen cloth and keep it aside till the dough doubles in size.
  • Meanwhile, for the stuffing Grate the Garlic and mix it with the Grated Cheese and Add salt if required.
  • To this also add Pepper powder,salt and Red Chilly Flakes.
  • I had some Italian Seasoning at home, so added them too.
  • This may take somewhere between 45-60 minutes depending on the climatic conditions.
  • Once it is doubled, bring it down to the kitchen top and knead it well.
  • Then using a rolling pin, roll into a square with 1/2 inch of thickness.
  • Now on this square roll, spread the prepared Garlic - Cheese filling.
  • Now using a knife or pizza cutter , cut them into ribbons of 2 inches breadth.
  • Now starting from the top roll each ribbon into a roll.
  • Take a baking dish, I used my Bread Loaf tin.
  • Greease it with some Olive oil and arrange these rolls in them
  • Allow them to second rise for 15-20 minutes.
  • Then slightly brush them on top with some diluted milk.
  • Bake them in a pre heated oven at 180C for 20- 30 Minutes.
  • Serve it warm and it tends to be dense when it is at room temperature.
  • So slightly warm them just before serving them.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Dilkush - Whole Wheat Bead stuffed with Dried Fruits and Nuts 

Dilkush is one of my favorite from Bangalore Iyengar Bakery, they are so soft and yummy. It is usually made with Maida and stuffed with dried fruits and coconut. I had to customise couple of them to suit my folks taste. So I made it with Whole Wheat and did not use but used Dried fruits and nuts. 

Whole Wheat is not as soft as Maida but it was good and was able to eat extra pieces. In the Notes section I have given how to make it using maida or APF.


For the Shell:
Whole Wheat Flour - 3 Cups
Luke Warm Water - 1.5 Cups
Dry Yeast - 1.5 Teaspoon (1 Teaspoon Instant yeast, 1.5 teaspoon Active Dry or 3 teaspoon Fresh Yeast)
Sugar- 1 tablespoon
Salt - 1 Teaspoon
Oil - 1 Tablespoon (I used Olive Oil)

For the Filling:
Cashews - 6 Tablespoon (Broken)
Tutti Frutti - 2 Tablespoon
Figs - 2 Tablespoon (chopped)
Badam - 2 Tablespoon (Chopped)
Cherries - 2 Tablespoon (Chopped)
Dates - 2 (Chopped)
Cinnamon Sugar - 2 Tablespoon (I have added less , you can use as per your taste)
Feel Free to add or not use any other Dry Fruits or nuts you want. 


  • Lets Prepare the filling first, mix all Dry fruits and Nuts of your choice and mix it with 2 tablespoons of sugar. 
  • In a mixing bowl, place the luke warm water and add the sugar and stir it well. To this add the Dry yeast and cover with a plate and leave it aside till it is frothy.
  • In another mixing bowl, place the Wheat Flour and Salt and add Butter or Oil and mix it well. To this add the Yeast water and knead for 8-10 minutes or till you get a smooth pliable dough.
  • Now place this dough in a oiled bowl and cover it with a damp cloth and allow it to rise. This may take 1 Hour.
  • Once the Dough has doubled, bring the dough to the top of the kitchen counter and punch it down and knead for couple of minutes.
  • Divide the dough into two equal parts and roll them into 2 circles.
  • Now on a greased tray, place one of the circles and place the filling all over the circle, leaving 1/4 inch of space over the edges.
  • Now slightly damp the 1/4th inch that you left on the edge with some water.
  • Place the 2nd circle on top of this and press it along the edge.
  • The water will act as binding agent and will bind the 2 circles with filling in between them.
  • Make a incision of the top using a sharp knife. 
  • Cover it lightly with a damp cloth and allow it to rise for 30-45 minutes.
  • After 30-45 minutes, Bake it in a Pre heated Oven for 30 minutes at 180C and Broil for 5 minutes.
  • Once you take it out of the oven, apply some butter on top.
  • Allow it to cool and then cut and serve.
  • If you want to use APF or Maida reduce the water to 1 cup.
  • You can use milk instead of milk or 50:50 milk:water for kneading the dough for both WHole Wheat and Maida or APF Shell.
  • You can do 50:50 of Wheat and APF too.
  • You can use replace Olive Oil with Butter too.
  • For filling you can use shredded coconut, Cashew along with Tutti fruity for the original filling as in Iyengar Bakery.