Cheerful Cheese Rolls

Hello escapees, sharing a simple recipe I adapted to make a vegetarian cheese roll .This recipe came about when substituting cheese in a cinnamon roll recipe which I’ll share later. As usual, the  instructions are basic and non-specific so you have a choice of ingredients and bake time which would vary depending on your taste. Enjoy!

Prep time: 2 hours                                                           Cook time: 20-25 minutes

Ingredients
 
Dough:
 
3  cups Plain flour
3  tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp Active dry yeast
1 1/2 tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Luke warm Milk
Filling:
 
Cheddar cheese
2 tbsp butter
1/2 cup pizza sauce/tomato sauce
 
Instructions:
 
Add flour, salt, sugar and yeast, in different sides of the bowl preventing contact between the yeast, salt and sugar.
Add oil and mix well.
Add in Milk little by little and knead the dough.
Add ~1/2 cup of water when necessary to produce a soft but dry dough.
Cover and keep it aside to proof for 1 hour.Allow it rise for double the size.
 
Pre-heat the oven to 160°C/325°F.
Grease a pan lightly with butter (salted/unsalted) and set aside.
Dust the work surface with flour and then rolls the dough using rolling pin.
Brush on top with butter.
Thinly spread the tomato sauce and top with cheese
Start rolling it from one end to the other,tightly.
Cut it into 2 inch pieces using unflavored floss.
Arrange it in a baking tray and cover, allowing the rolls to rise for 45-60 minutes.
Bake rolls for 20-25 minutes or until they become light brown in colour.
cheese rolls

the cheesiest!

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Bouncy Banana cake

Hello there , when life gets you bananas, you make banana cake! My banana plant has gifted me with a huge bunch of large, sweet, nutritious bananas so to avoid wasting them I came up with the following recipe. The instructions are simple and stress-free! This recipe is great for using up old or speckled bananas as well as fresh ones.

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Prep time: 15- 20 minutes                                               Cook time: 55 minutes

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cupsugar

3/4 teaspoonbaking soda

1/2 teaspoonsalt

1 1/2 cups of mashed/blended banana

1/4 cup evaporated milk

2/3 cups of whole milk

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 + 2 tablespoons canola/vegetable oil

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  • Line a 9-inch loaf pan with aluminium foil/parchment paper then grease with butter/oil of choice.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the mashed bananas, evaporated milk, whole milk, oil and vanilla.
  •  Fold the banana mixture into the dry ingredients just until combined.
  • Pour the banana batter into the loaf pan
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick/knife inserted comes out clean.
  • Leave to cool then enjoy!

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Pretty Plantain cake

Hello Escapees, today’s recipe I adapted to make a vegetarian plantain cake to make use of  some extra ripened/ browned plantains. I also added raisins to my cake but that’s absolutely optional. The instructions are basic and non-specific so you have a choice of pan dimensions and bake time which would vary depending on how efficiently your oven works if its a bit trippy like mine is at the moment. This recipe is very simple and in a short time you can make a delicious dessert.

Prep time: 10-20 minutes                                                                   Cook time: 30-45 minutes

Ingredients

2 medium-large plantains ( 1 1/2 cups)

1-teaspoon baking soda

2-teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups sifted all purpose flour

1/2 cup canola oil

3/4 cup granulated sugar

2/3 cup water

1 teaspoon grated nutmeg

1 teaspoon cinnamon powder

1/4 + 1/3 cup milk

Instructions:
Pre-heat the oven to 160°C/325°F.
Grease a cake pan lightly with butter (salted/unsalted) and set aside.
Peel plantains and puree in a food processor or blender.
Combine flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and sugar in a large bowl.
In another bowl, combine canola oil, milk, water and plantain puree.
Add the flour mixture into the batter, mixing a little at a time and then add cinnamon and nutmeg.
1/4 cup of raisins are optional.
Stir well until everything is fully combined.
Pour batter into the greased cake pan.
Bake at 325°F until a toothpick/knife inserted into the center comes out clean, and surface is browned. This takes about 30–45 minutes.
Leave to cool then enjoy!
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Serve with vanilla ice-cream on a hot day or along with tea. 
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First blog post

Hello Fatigued World,

To dissipate daily stress, cooking has become my method of letting out some steam, here I shall share with you some simple recipes with ingredients that can be substituted depending on their availability and your preferences.

Some recipes are created by me and others I have used time and time again, which will be referenced and all credit given to the brilliant creators. Hope you enjoy!