I took a cooking class this year.. and my teacher published her first book recently..
I went to a book signing/ lesson event featuring her..she served us some fabulous olives..I will share the recipe soon..and these little Italian Sweets..Dolci~
As soon as I tasted them I knew the secret ingredient..so loved in Italy~
I had bought her book a few days before...and she signed my book:).. last night I made the dough for these darling little rolls..and made them this morning..they make quite a few and are surprisingly delicious for the small amount of ingredients..
Her Nonna's Rolls..From At Home With Maria Loggia~
For the pastry
1 tsp dry yeast
2 ozs warm water
3 cups unbleached all purpose flour plus more for dusting workbench
2 heaping tsps of granulated sugar
1 cup unsalted butter room temp cut into large pieces
2 eggs slightly beaten
For the Filling
12 ozs Nuteela
1/2 cup shelled and finely chopped walnuts
1 tsp pure orange liqueur
1/4 Cup Icing Sugar
Method to prepare pastry
In as mall bowl combine yeast and warm waer until dissoleved.
Combine flour and sugar in food processor..Pulse a few times.
Add butter and cut into dry ings.Pulse until it resembles coarse crumbs.. Add beaten eggs and yeast mixture..Continue mixing until a mass forms.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface..Dust hands and knead until smooth and all ings are combined.about 1 min.
Shape dough into 10 balls.. wrap tightly and regrigerate overnight.The next day bring dough to room temp before working with it.
Mix the nutella w/ the walnuts and liqueur.Set aside.
Making The Rolls
Preheat oven to 350 F 175 C line 2 baking pans with parchment.
Roll out one piece of dough to 1/8 thickness.Cut dough into 8 equal wedges.Spread 1/2 tsp of nutella filling in each starting at the wide end of each wedge..roll up jelly roll fashion making sure sides are tucked in.Place cookies point side down 1 inch apart on the prepped cookie sheets.Repeat with remaining dough and filling.
Bake until golden brown ap 13-15 mins.
Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely..
Dust w/ icing sugar.
Her notes..They freeze beautifully layer w/ parchment paper.
A taste of Italy for Christmas..at home~