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Basil, Cherry Tomato and Mozzarella Stuffed Bread

 
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Warm and crusty rolls that pack a surprise. Inside your guests will find gooey cheese, juicy cherry tomatoes, basil and garlic.

Yield

8

servings

Prep

20

min

Cook

20

min

Ready

3

hrs

Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber
 

Ingredients

1 pound all-purpose flour
or you can use half whole wheat, half white flour
2 teaspoons yeast, active dry
1 tablespoon sugar
¼ cup water
warm
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup water
or as needed
For the stuffing:
8 each basil
leaves, fresh
*
8 each cherry tomatoes
8 each mozzarella cheese
1-inch cubes, or you can use brocconcini
*
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic
minced
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
or to taste, optional
*
¼ teaspoon salt

Directions

In a measuring cup, mix together yeast, sugar and ¼ cup of warm water, let stand for 10 to 15 minutes, until yeast is activated.

In a large bowl, mix flour, olive oil, salt and yeast mixture and combine.

Continue mixing adding another ½ cup of water, a few tablespoons at a time until the flour forms into a ball. If the dough is still too dry add another tablespoon of water.

The dough should not be too sticky.

Knead, working the dough (or use a food processor with a dough hook) for about 10 minutes until smooth and elastic.

Add a bit of olive oil to a bowl, add the ball of dough and roll so it's coated with oil. Cover with a towel.

Put the bowl in a warm place, let the dough rise until double the volume, about 1 hour.

Meanwhile mix together olive oil and garlic in a small bowl and set aside.

Transfer the dough onto a slightly floured working surface, and divide into halves.

Work with one at a time, cut one into 8 equal portions, forming each portion into a ball.

Use your fingers to form a small hole in the centre of each ball, then insert one basil leave, one cherry tomato and one cube (or small ball) of mozzarella cheese into each ball. Add a sprinkling of sea salt, garlic and cayenne pepper as desired.

Work the ball so that the dough seals in the filling. The tomato and cheese should be sealed inside the ball.

Arrange stuffed bread onto a big baking sheet coated with cooking spray.

Cover with enough plastic wrap, and let sit in a warm place until volume doubles, another 40 to 60 minutes.

Meanwhile preheat oven to 400 degree F.

Bake until bread turns into golden brown and deliciously crusty, about 20 to 30 minutes.

Cool for a few minutes, transfer bread onto a wire rack.

Serve warm.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 212g (7.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 28218% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 378mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 13%
Sugars g
Protein 15g
Vitamin A 21% Vitamin C 27%
Calcium 3% Iron 18%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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