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Pesto and cheese rolls with Macon bits

Nothing quite like the smell of homemade bread!
This beautiful looking bread bowl is not only fun to make, but full of wonderful taste surprises!
Get the kids involved, and enjoy the joys of family cooking!
– Recipe by: Irene Margolis

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  • 1.Mix together the yeast, sugar, water, oil, salt with a wooden spoon until creamy. Add flour and mix until ball forms. (this can be done by hand or in a blender with a dough hook). If the dough is sticky, add a little flour. Cover and let rise to double it's volume; knead down. Roll the dough out into a rectangle about 0.5 cm thick.(on the surface sprinkled with flour)
  • 2.Melt some butter (about 3 TBSP), mix with pesto (about half a packet or more to taste) and smear the entire rectangle with the mix
  • 3.Grate the cheese, chop some bacon into bits and sprinkle over
  • 4.Now roll the entire rectangle up tight to make a sausage (like a swiss roll)
  • 5.Cut into 4cm rounds and pack tight into a greased ovenproof dish
  • 6.Let sit for 20mins to rise
  • 7.Bake for approx. 45 mins in a pre-heated oven (180*)
  • 8.Serve hot -YUM!

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For the dough:

  • 1 Tbsp instant yeast
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups tepid water
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cups flour


  • Irene's Gourmet butter (medium fat spread)
  • Irene's Gourmet Basil Pesto
  • 200g Irene's Gourmet Meltme cheese
  • 1 Pack of HERBI VŌHR Macon