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Pesto rolls

Pesto rolls


For the pesto

  • Beat all of the ingredients for the pesto sauce, apart from the parmesan in a food processor until the mixture turns in to a paste.
  • Then add the parmesan and beat to break it down.
  • Season to taste.
  • If the mixture turns out too thick, add a little olive oil.

For the dough

  • Preheat oven to 50* C (122* F) Fan.
  • In a mixer’s bowl, add the milk, yeast and sugar. Whisk and set aside for 15 minutes to allow the yeast to activate.
  • Add the all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour to the mixing bowl and beat for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the parmesan, a pinch of salt and the butter (softened or melted).
  • Beat for 2-3 minutes on medium to high speed until a dough is created.
  •  Transfer to a bowl and set aside in a warm place (in the oven) for about 1 hour, until it doubles in size.
  • Sprinkle a clean working space with some fine semolina and roll out the dough to create a rectangular shape that is 40-50 mm thick.
  • Spread the pesto over the dough, using the back side of a spoon.
  • Sprinkle with 100 g of the gruyere cheese.
  • Start to roll the dough in to a log and seal the edge with some water.
  • Cut the log in to 12 equal sized slices, creating 12 small rolls.
  • Grease a 25x35 cm baking pan and line with parchment paper.
  • Transfer rolls to baking pan and sprinkle each roll with the remaining cheese, a little fine semolina and drizzle with some olive oil.
  • Place the baking pan in the oven, at 50* C (122* F), and allow them to rise for 20 minutes.
  • When ready, simply turn up oven temperature to 180* C (350* F) Fan, without opening the oven door and bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden on both sides.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
19 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
30 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
46 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
14 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
4 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
26 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
7 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
24 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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