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

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For 40 aperitifs rolls, you will need:

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39 min.1 hour 15 min.37 min.2 hours 31 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 5 min.
Aperitif rolls
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
Prepare 125 g shallot and chop finely.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
Aperitif rolls
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
Pour 15 ml red wine into the pan.

Stage 5 - 15 min.
Aperitif rolls
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
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
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
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
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
After this time, roll out the dough into a rectangle 1cm (0.4 inch) thick.

Stage 11 - 5 min.
Aperitif rolls
Cut into strips 1cm wide (a dough cutter is very useful for this)...

Stage 12
Aperitif rolls
...then cut across into 2cm (0.8 inch) lengths to make the little rolls.

Stage 13 - 45 min.
Aperitif rolls
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
Preheat the oven to 240°C (460°F).

Bake the rolls for about 15 minutes.
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!
A few hours, 1 day maximum.
After Thomas Marie (INBP, French national bakery and patisserie insititute).
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,009 Kcal or 12,598 Kj66 gr226 gr203 gr
150 %25 %21 %31 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
322 Kcal or 1,348 Kj7 gr24 gr22 gr
16 %3 %2 %3 %
Per aperitif rolls
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
75 Kcal or 314 Kj2 gr6 gr5 gr
4 %1 %1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Gluten, Sulfites, Milk, Sourdough
How much will it cost?
  • For 40 aperitifs rolls : 3.92 €
  • Per aperitif rolls : 0.10 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Small pieces of baconSmall pieces of bacon: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Oven omelette, Lumberjack turnovers, Truffade, Langres-style spinach, Alsatian-style salad, ... All
FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pistachio shortbread biscuits, Fish in a sesame crust, Sauce Normande (for fish), Cod loin with saffron, Cramique, ... All
WaterWater: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Morel risotto with Vin Jaune and Mont d'Or, Fillet of beef in a rosemary crust, Rabbit civet "à la normande", Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée), Pumpkin (or potimarron) soup, ... All
ShallotShallot: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Thin tomato jelly and avocado tart, Pasta with mushrooms, Creamy "terre et mer" pots, Hachis parmentier, Hamburgers, ... All
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