Sunday, November 28, 2010
kiflice, Serbian mini cheese rolls
November's Fresh from the Oven challenge was these inventive cheese rolls called kiflice, from Serbia. Chosen by Maja from Cooks and Bakes, they are a yeasted mini bun that encloses a cottage cheese filling. For my version, I made a whole wheat dough and used onion and chive cottage cheese for the filling. The buns are glazed with milk and egg yolk, and, just for more shiny goodness, the baking pan is covered in dots of margerine. All this makes for a rich, cheesy snack.
I made a double recipe of the mini rolls to take to work for our Friday snacks day. Each Friday a different department provides snacks for the staff room and all the teachers and support staff come down together to eat a bit and chat. This week the maths teachers provided bread, cheese, fruit, carrots and dip, scones and jam, banana cake, and Serbian cheese rolls.
I'm still learning about adapting baking recipes by substituting whole wheat flour. I think I'll forego providing a recipe for my version of the cheese rolls because they turned out quite dry. The teachers still ate them all up, but I think I can do better. When I make a really nice whole wheat recipe, I'll post it here to celebrate. But for now, visit the other Fresh from the Oven members' blogs and use Maja's white flour version if you like. The rolls would be stunning, I am sure.