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    Tuesday, August 16, 2016

    Runza Rolls/Bierocks - Perfect for School Lunches

    I got inspired with this idea from
    Loanne Chiu off the Better Recipes Site

    I’ve really wanted to make these little filled bread rolls, since I saw this recipe,
    Those Eastern Europeans certainly know how to make tasty delights
    Bite into the roll and there is a fabulous filling of mince and vege
    Like a pie but probably healthier
    I did quite a lot of research and most of the American recipes use a Frozen Bread Roll
    brand not available in New Zealand.
    I like to make my own bread and it is very easy
    So In the end I really liked Loanne's recipe for the enriched bread
    No Butter, Oil instead, no Sugar or Milk but but Sweetened Condensed Milk
    Freeze for school lunches
    Just pop onto a 170C degree oven and cook for about 15 minutes
    The kids will get a fresh roll for their lunch
    This made 16 rolls

    First make the filling
    1 tablespoon Olive oil
    250 gms Ground Beef
    1 large onions peeled and chopped
    1 tablespoon grated Garlic Cloves
    2 cups Shredded Cabbage (or Store-bought Coleslaw Mix)
    1 tsp Sea Salt
    1½ tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
    1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

    Heat the oil in a 12-inch frying pan until hot.
    Cook beef until colour is no longer pink.
    Season with Salt and pepper
    Add onions and cook until limp.
    Add cabbage and garlic 
    Cook till cabbage softened
    Add vinegar
    Taste and add more salt and pepper if you need it 

    Let cool and set aside

    The Bread
    1 cup Warm Water
    1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
    3 Tbs Olive Oil
    2 Large Eggs
    3½ cups Bread Flour, plus ¼ cup flour for sprinkling
    1 tsp Sea Salt
    2½ tsp (1 Pkt.) Active Dry Yeast

    1 extra egg beaten, for egg wash

    Her instructions are for a bread machine, I am using my food processor
    If you want to use the bread machine, just follow the manufacturer’s instructions
    The remove the uncooked dough and proceed with making the rolls
    But if you want to use the Food Processor, go ahead

    So, place room temp condensed milk, warm water, olive oil in a bowl
    Sprinkle yeast over the top
    Let the yeast activate
    Beat eggs
    Meanwhile add flour and salt to the food processor
    Add all wet ingredients into flour
    Run on low speed till dough forms
    Turn out onto a floured bench and knead
    It is quite a wet dough, and takes about 5 - 8 minutes to get into shape
    Don't add too much flour just work the dough
    Place into an oiled bowl to rise
    Turn over once to make sure it is all oiled
     Cover and leave for about an hour
    Turn out onto a floured bench
    Cut in half and roll 1 half into a sausage
    Cut into 8 pieces
    On a floured bench roll each piece into a circle
    About 100 mm
    Put a tablespoon of filling in the middle
    Pinch edges together and place twist side down
    on a tray lined with baking paper
    Turn oven onto 170C
    Cover with a tea towel and let rise another 20 minutes

    Brush with egg wash and cook till golden brown
    15-20 minutes
    I completed cooking one tray and immediately ate 2 for lunch
    So so delicious

     BUT the second tray I decided to prepare for the freezer
    Just cook for 10 minutes
    Into the freezer in a tray to free flow freeze
    Freeze and place into a plastic storage bag

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