I've reached June in my travels through A Year in Bread. Which is perfect timing because the trio of bakers out there baked summer breads then. Summer comes early to Bombay, and this is just the time to make Beth's Pesto Rolls.
I first tried making these rolls last week. But I made pesto a day early, and then promptly went ahead and ate half of it. So this time, I started by mixing the starter last night and leaving it overnight in the fridge. Mixed the dough this morning and while it was going through it's first rise, I made my pesto - no chance to eat it all this time!
The dough was just as smooth as Beth claimed it will be, and my halved quantity was easy enough to roll into a rectangle. Then spread it with pesto, rolled it up and cut it into rolls. I got 10 rolls, while Beth got 15 out of double the dough so I am sure I cut them smaller. But baking them was a breeze and they browned in about 20-25 minutes.
Fresh pre-sliced bread meets pesto - that's as close to bread heaven as it can get. Also perfect for spring picnics, I am sending these rolls over to Cindystar who is hosting this month's bread baking day with the theme Spring Country Breads.
I also wanted to let you know that I am working on an index of recipes by monthly theme at A Year in Bread and hope to have it done in the next couple of days. I'll be sure to let you know when it is posted.
Thanks again for baking our year. We will be starting regular posts again soon and then you'll have even more recipes to try.
Thanks for dropping by.
You too have a lovely space here.
The pesto rolls look good.
simran,which brand of yeast do u buy in bombay??
By the way, are you sure you don't have a picture after baking hidden somewhere? I would have liked to see them "tanned"!
Have a nice day!