While I love baking from scratch, sometimes I just want to enjoy the end product and not worry too much about kneading, rising and kneading again. Thankfully most supermarkets sell ready-made bread dough (generally available from Spar and Checkers) – perfect for keeping in the freezer for baking emergencies, along with a whole host of other creations – these rolls being one of them.
Sweet onions with fragrant thyme and creamy tangy goat’s cheese makes these rolls a perfect accompaniment to dinner. Dukkah adds a rich, nuttiness –which complements the creaminess of the cheese perfectly.
Caramelised onion and thyme rolls
500g ready made bread dough
½ red onion, finely diced
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
½ tsp Egyptian Dukkah
thyme from 4 fresh stalks
½ log soft goat’s cheese
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Place the onion and butter in a frying pan on a medium high heat. Fry until starting to colour and soften Add the balsamic vinegar and a dash of water and allow to simmer on a low heat until soft and slightly sticky. Stir through the thyme leaves.
Add the bread dough to a bowl and knead through the caramelized onion and thyme mixture along with the dukkah (easiest with an electric mixer and dough hook). Shape into 8 rolls and place in rectangular baking dish. Break off pieces of the goat’s cheese and press into the rolls before baking. Bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through. Serve warm with butter.