Yay! My über-cool cousin (& her awesome daughter) are coming all the way to Berlin for a visit! In preparation for re-living our childhood with giggly-up-all-night-girly time I’ve been hunting for easy to make & fun to eat finger foods. I discovered this little gem and immediately strolled to kitchen and gave it a whirl. Naturally, I had to add a bit of my own imagination to the mix…
1 packet of yeast, 1 1/3 cups warm water, 2 tablespoons oil, 2 teaspoons salt, 3 1/2 cups flour, 1/4 cup butter (or margarine), parsley flakes, minced garlic, basil, paprika, finely chopped onions, cheese
In a large bowl, stir together the yeast and water. Mix in the oil, salt, and flour. Knead the dough (either by hand or with a mixer) until it is elastic, about 5 minutes. Cover with a clean kitchen towel & let rise for 1 to 2 hours, until dough is doubled in size.
Add a layer of cheese to your dough balls. Continue tearing, coating & layering your dough & cheese until you have 3 layers (Depending the size of your dough balls you may have more or fewer layers). Cover the pan with a clean towel & until the dough has doubled in size, about 20-30 minutes.
The cheesy version turned out so well I just had to do a sweet one! Make everything exactly the same as above but instead of adding herbs & spices to the melted butter, use brown sugar, ginger, nutmeg & cinnamon & in place of cheese…chopped nuts!