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Aperitif rolls

Aperitif rolls

These are small, bite-sized, soft bread rolls made with bacon bits and topped with grated cheese.

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Last modified on: October 24th 2017

For 40 aperitifs rolls, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
39 min.1 hour 15 min.37 min.2 hours 31 min.
Preservation: A few hours, 1 day maximum.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
5 min.
Aperitif rolls : Photo of step #1 1) Preparation of bacon filling.

Fry 250 g small pieces of bacon in a non-stick frying pan and discard the fat which runs out.

Set aside.
Stage 2
10 min.
Aperitif rolls : Photo of step #2 Prepare 125 g shallot and chop finely.
Stage 3
2 min.
Aperitif rolls : Photo of step #3 Reuse the bacon pan (without cleaning it) to melt 20 g butter. Add the chopped shallots, salt and pepper.

Cook without colouring.
Stage 4
1 min.
Aperitif rolls : Photo of step #4 Pour 15 ml red wine into the pan.
Stage 5
15 min.
Aperitif rolls : Photo of step #5 Mix and leave to cook until all the wine has evaporated, then add the bacon.

The filling is ready. Note that this can be prepared the day before and kept in the fridge in a sealed container.
Stage 6
Aperitif rolls : Photo of step #6 In bread-making, the water temperature is always important. It's not a fixed value, but related to 3 other temperatures: 1) the temperature of your flour, 2) the room temperature in your kitchen, and 3) the basic temperature of this recipe, which is 52-56°C.

You can calculate the temperature of the water for this recipe in one click, using this small calculator.
Stage 7
15 min.
Aperitif rolls : Photo of step #7 2) Preparation of dough.

Put into a food-processor bowl: 220 g flour, 30 g instant mashed-potato powder, 175 ml water at the right temperature, 5 g salt, 5 g yeast, 15 ml olive oil and possibly 25 g Soured dough.

Start on the slowest speed for 3 minutes, then a little faster for 6 minutes.

Note: For the best way to knead, see: A few tips for effective kneading at home.
Stage 8
3 min.
Aperitif rolls : Photo of step #8 Add the bacon filling to the dough and knead on the slowest speed just until it is well mixed in.
Stage 9
30 min.
Aperitif rolls : Photo of step #9 Roll the dough into a ball and put into a large clean bowl. Dust lightly with flour, cover with a sheet of plastic and leave in a warm place for 30 minutes.
Stage 10
5 min.
Aperitif rolls : Photo of step #10 After this time, roll out the dough into a rectangle 1cm (0.4 inch) thick.
Stage 11
5 min.
Aperitif rolls : Photo of step #11 Cut into strips 1cm wide (a dough cutter is very useful for this)...
Stage 12
Aperitif rolls : Photo of step #12 ...then cut across into 2cm (0.8 inch) lengths to make the little rolls.
Stage 13
45 min.
Aperitif rolls : Photo of step #13 Arrange on a baking sheet, sprinkle with grated cheese. Cover with a sheet of plastic and leave to rest for about 45 minutes.
Stage 14
15 min.
Aperitif rolls : Photo of step #14 Preheat the oven to 240°C (460°F).

Bake the rolls for about 15 minutes.

Remarks

You can use Comté, gruyère or Emmenthal cheese, but Comté is by far the best.

If you serve these as aperitif snacks, don't be surprised if they all disappear - they are difficult to resist!

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
300966 gr226 gr203 gr
150 %25 %21 %31 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
3137 gr24 gr21 gr
16 %3 %2 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 40 aperitifs rolls : 3.95 €
Per aperitif rolls : 0.10 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: After Thomas Marie (INBP, French national bakery and patisserie insititute).
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