Pesto Pancetta Rolls

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Pesto Pancetta Rolls : Super easy to make with your favourite pesto, store bought or homemade. Pancetta gives the very special smoky flavour !

Pesto Pancetta Rolls : Super easy to make with your favourite pesto, store bought or homemade. Pancetta gives the very special smoky flavour !
To get eight rolls of Pesto Pancetta Rolls, you need 2 cups of Manitoba flour :

Pesto Pancetta Rolls : Super easy to make with your favourite pesto, store bought or homemade. Pancetta gives the very special smoky flavour !
It is named after Canadian province since it originates from there.


I love this type of flour the most since it is so easy to work with; it is a strong, white bread type of four and when using it, you get elastic dough. Therefore, it is the best for breads, focaccia, pizza, Panettone and Pandoro ( coming before Christmas this year ).

During last year corona phase I have read quite a lot about flours, breads and starters and here are two links that gather all the information the best possible way :
Kitchen Stories  and  COOKSINFO

Now, for these rolls, there are so many types of pesto you can use:

Pesto Pancetta Rolls : Super easy to make with your favourite pesto, store bought or homemade. Pancetta gives the very special smoky flavour !

Also, below I made a short collage to se how the rolls are done, easy way :

Pesto Pancetta Rolls : Super easy to make with your favourite pesto, store bought or homemade. Pancetta gives the very special smoky flavour !
And, before you get into the recipe, let me show the difference between prosciutto crudo and pancetta ( pancetta has beatiful white stripes and releases smoky flavours while the rolls are in the oven ):

Pesto Pancetta Rolls : Super easy to make with your favourite pesto, store bought or homemade. Pancetta gives the very special smoky flavour !

If you like this inviting appetizer, please pin this one :

Pesto Pancetta Rolls : Super easy to make with your favourite pesto, store bought or homemade. Pancetta gives the very special smoky flavour !

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Pesto Pancetta Rolls

Pesto Pancetta Rolls : Super easy to make with your favourite pesto, store bought or homemade. Pancetta gives the very special smoky flavour !

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Pesto Pancetta Rolls
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 rolls

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Manitoba flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ cup + 3 Tbsp warm water
  • 8 tsp basil pesto
  • 8 stripes pancetta, 5.5 inches long
  • 1 egg yolk + 1 Tbsp water for the egg wash
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil for the working surface

Instructions

  1. On clean working surface, combine, using your hands, flour, salt, yeast, oil and water. Combine until you get soft dough.

  2. Cut the dough to eight equal pieces. Form balls to handle easier.

  3. Cover sheet pan baking dish with baking paper and leave aside.

  4. Oil the surface and roll every ball to get 5.5 x 2.5 inches strip ( see photo above )

  5. Brush pesto on the strip and roll. Tight in the middle with pancetta stripe. Seal with toothpick.

  6. Place the roll on the baking paper. Repeat the process with every dough ball.

  7. Egg wash the rolls avoiding pancetta.

  8. Preheat the oven to 190 C / 374 F.

  9. Leave the rolls to rest for 15 minutes.

  10. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown on the top.

Pesto Pancetta Rolls : Super easy to make with your favourite pesto, store bought or homemade. Pancetta gives the very special smoky flavour !

 

 

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