Dilled walnut and cottage cheese cloverleaf rolls

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
\N \N A 1/4-ounce package; (2 1/2 teaspoons)
\N \N ; active dry yeast
2½ \N 1/4 cups all-purpose flour; up to 3
1 cup Creamed cottage cheese
1 large Egg; beaten lightly
2 tablespoons Finely chopped fresh dill
1 tablespoon Dill seeds
¼ cup Finely chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon Freshly grated lemon zest
1½ teaspoon Salt
2 tablespoons Unsalted butter; melted and cooled ,
\N \N ; about

In a large bowl proof the yeast in ½ cup lukewarm water for 5 minutes, or until it is foamy. Add 1 cup of the flour, the cottage cheese, the egg, the dill, the dill seeds, the walnuts, the zest, and the salt and beat the mixture with a wooden spoon until it is combined well. Stir in 1½ cups of the remaining flour, ½ cup at a time, and beat the mixture with the spoon until it is combined well. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead it for 8 to 10 minutes, incorporating enough of the remaining ¾ cup flour, if necessary, to form a soft, slightly sticky dough. Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl, turning it to coat it with the oil, and let it rise, covered with plastic wrap, in a warm place for 1 ½ hours, or until it is double in bulk.

Stir down the dough, halve it, and on a lightly floured surface roll each half into a rope about 1 inch in diameter. Cut each rope into 24 pieces with a sharp knife and form the pieces into balls. Put 3 balls of dough into each of 16 buttered ⅓-cup muffin tins, brush them with the melted butter, and let the rolls rise, uncovered, in a warm place for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until they are almost double in bulk. Bake the rolls in the middle of a preheated 400F. oven for 18 to 20 minutes, or until they are golden. The rolls may be made 1 week in advance and kept wrapped tightly and frozen. Reheat the rolls, wrapped in foil, in a preheated 400F. oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until they are heated through.

Makes 16 rolls.

Gourmet May 1990

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