Pastitsio Bread Rolls
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Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Appetizer
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Greek
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
For the Dough
  • 150 ml / 5 fl. oz. water
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 280 gr. / 9 oz. flour for bread
  • 1,5 tsp dry yeast
For the Ground Beef
  • 250 gr. / ½ lb ground beef
  • ½ cup finely chopped tomatoes (I used canned)
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 25 gr. / 1 ½ tbsp dried mushrooms, soaked in hot water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp sugar
For the Mornay Sauce
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 6 tbsp corn starch dissolved in 3 tbsp from the milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup grated melting cheese
  • Salt, pepper
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 ½ cup grated cheese
  • About 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
For the Dough
  1. If you have a bread machine you put all the ingredients in at the dough program and let it do all the work for you.
  2. If you do not have the machine then you will have to do it the old fashion way.
  3. You put all the dry ingredients together and then add the water and oil and knead until you make a ball that does not stick to your hands.
  4. Put aside to rest while making the filling.
For the Ground Beef
  1. In a skillet put the 3 tbsp of olive oil in medium/high heat and sauté the onion for couple of minutes.
  2. Add the mushrooms and sauté for another one minute.
  3. Add the ground beef and sauté for 3 minutes.
  4. Pour the chopped tomatoes, salt, cinnamon, ground nutmeg and sugar.
  5. Lower heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.
For the Mornay Sauce
  1. In a pot pour the milk and butter and bring to gentle boil.
  2. Pour the cornstarch, salt, pepper, and nutmeg and whisk until the sauce starts to thicken.
  3. Remove and throw the egg after you have tempered it.
  4. Whisk vigorously and add the cheese.
  5. Put the pot to stove again and lower heat to low.
  6. Let the cheese melt completely.
  1. Work the dough to a rectangular with dimensions 40cm X 38 cm / 16 in. X 15 in.
  2. Spread the 1 ½ cup grated cheese.
  3. Add on top the ground beef and the cherry tomatoes.
  4. Roll the dough and seal the seams.
  5. With a dental floss cut it in slices and place them in a pan.
  6. Add a spoonful of Mornay sauce to each one and bake in a preheated oven in 200˚C / 400˚F for about 30 minutes or until the bread is done and the sauce has taken a slightly dark brown color.
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