Te Huruhi School's Herb Rolls

These tasty herb rolls featuring freshly snipped herbs from your garden are a great addition to a meal - they go particularly well with winter soups!

Ingredients

  • 6 spring onions
  • 630 g plain flour (5 cups) + extra for trays and kneading
  • 250 g self-raising flour (2 cups)
  • 6 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
  • 8 teaspoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of fresh herbs (such as thyme, rosemary, parsley, basil)
  • 250 ml of milk (1 cup)
  • 8 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Prepare 2 flat oven trays by greasing with butter, and covering with a very light dusting of plain flour.
  2. Trim the roots from the spring onions, then wash and gently dry. Finely chop the spring onions into rounds.
  3. Measure the butter, and melt over medium heat in the fry pan. Add the chopped spring onions and cook for 2-3 minutes or until soft. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Meanwhile, wash and gently dry the herbs. Remove the leaves from the stalks and chop the leaves finely.
  5. Measure out plain flour and self-raising flour and sift into a large mixing bowl with the baking powder and baking soda.
  6. Measure the sugar, and stir the sugar and chopped herbs into the flour mixture.
  7. In another smaller mixing bowl, combine the milk, 6 of the eggs and the spring onion mixture. Whisk together.
  8. Make a well in the flour mixture, then pour the egg and milk mixture into the well. Combine and mix to form a firm dough.
  9. Light sift some extra flour onto a large chopping board or kitchen bench. Tip the dough out onto the floured surface and knead lightly until smooth.
  10. Divide dough into 5 equal portions. Then divide each of those 5 portions into 6 smaller portions so you end up with 30 portions in total. Roll each portion into a ball and placed on the prepared oven trays.
  11. Break the two remaining eggs into a small bowl and whisk together with 3 tablespoons of oil.
  12. Brush the oil and egg mixture onto each roll, and then put into the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes until cooked through.

Recipe supplied by Te Huruhi School (sourced from Bonza Books, Muffins and Quick Breads).

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