Today I am adding a link to Food Bloggers’ ‘Support For Sandy‘. We are joining together to offer support by posting comfort foods we’d share with people in crisis, and to raise awareness for the continuing need for those who were in Sandy’s destructive path.
I have chosen to re-post my Savory Bread Roll-ups, which can be made quickly, frozen and thawed when needed.They are good warm or can be eaten cold, and are good for anytime from breakfast to midnight snack.
I have posted pictures of three, two with meat and one vegan version.
Savory Bread Roll-ups
If bread making is your thing, make basic dough. If you have a bread machine, pull it out. If not, use frozen bread dough, (thawed, of course).
Roll into a rectangle about ¼ inch thick on a floured surface. Brush with melted butter or margarine. Spread fillings (recipes to follow), to within two inches from all sides. Fold in the short sides; roll up from one long side to another, Pinch ends and press to close. Place on a cookie or baking sheet, which has been brushed with butter or margarine,(or lined with parchment paper); curve bread roll if necessary. Slice or snip slits through top layer about 3-4 inches apart. Cover with clean kitchen towel , waxed paper or foil; let rise to double in size in a warm spot. Uncover and brush with melted butter or margarine. Bake at 325F for about 45 minutes- 1 hour, or until the bread is thoroughly browned.(Do not cook at a higher temperature; the middle will not bake).
Meat Filling Suggestions:
Chopped roast beef, or shredded roast beef lunch meat with shredded medium–to sharp cheddar cheese; (a little prepared horseradish sauce optional).
Shredded ham with mild cheddar cheese
Shredded turkey (or turkey lunch meat) with pepper jack cheese
Pepperoni or salami with mozzarella or provolone cheese
Cheese Filling Suggestions:
Any cheese, preferably with sautéed onions
Soft cheeses, (cream cheese, Neufchatel, mascarpone) with herbs and or dried vegetables:
[ Italian blend, or basil, parsley and marjoram;
Southwest blend or any favorite chili powder, (chipotle, mesquite, etc), cumin,for example]
Mixed with red or green salsa
Seeded,(poppy, pumpkin, caraway, sesame)
Mixed with red hot sauce
Mixed with sautéed vegetables; [onions, bell peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, carmelized zuccini
Any favorite cheese spread, (pimento cheese, onion dip, avocado)
Vegetable Filling Suggestions:
Sautéed or caramelized onions
Hummus,( regular or vegetable, or mixed with seeds)
Sautéed vegetable combinations, (mix & match): onions, tomatoes, peppers, artichoke hearts, asparagus,caramelized zucchini,black olives
Dehydrated vegetable flakes, (available often mixed in supermarkets or separate, (tomatoes, peppers), usually in specialty markets
Drained, mashed white beans (canned or homemade) with onions or garlic; chives, parsley, white pepper; dehydrated vegetable