There is this tradition in German companies that if you start working somewhere, you have to provide your team with some sort of treat. So because I just began working as a Trainee, I needed to come up with an idea. I remembered that my mum ones made really good savoury pizza rolls at a party and I thought I could do a mixture of savoury and sweet rolls. I always thought that rolls are the perfect finger food.
The savoury option was fixed due to the known recipe but I couldn’t quite decide what to do as a sweet option until I found this recipe of cinnamon rolls. I love cinnamon and so I decided to give it a go.
Both recipes turned out to be really yummy. They are also perfect as finger food for every party or cake sale. So I thought I’ll share with you those great recipes.
for roughly 12 rolls you need
400g minced meat
150g Sour cream
2 Tbsp tomatoe paste
100g grated cheese
ready-made pizza dough
This recipe is pretty simple just because I used ready made pizza dough. It’s a fresh dough which is rolled up and can be used instantly without needing time to raise etc.
First of all you need to cut the onions into little pieces and fry them together with the minced meat in a pan. After the meat is cooked add the tomatoe paste and sour cream and season it with salt and pepper.
Straighten the dough to a square and spread the filling on it. Cover all with the cheese and start rolling up the dough with the filling. Cut roughly 2cm thick slices and place them on a backing tray covered with baking sheet. Bake the rolls at 180°Fan for 25 mintues.
for 20-24 pieces you need
for the dough
50g melted butter
300ml warm milk
1 egg1 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 sachet vanila-pudding powder
7g dried yeast
for the filling
100-150g brown sugar
2 tsp. grounded cinnamon
100g chopped wal- or pecan nut
Start by preparing the dough by kneading all the ingredients together to a firm dough. Put it to rest at a warm place for roughly an hour or until the dough has doubled its size.
Roll the dough into a square and spread the butter on it. Mix the sugar with the cinnamon and sprinkle all onto the dough. Spread the nuts as well and roll the whole thing up.
Again, cut roughly 2cm thick slices and put them on a backing tray. Bake the cinnamon rolls at 175°fan for about 15-20 minutes.
Both of the recipes can be done with ready made dough, so if you are in a hurry it doesn’t matter.
All my colleauges enjoyed both versions and I think it goes well on every party buffet or even children’s birthday as the perfect finger food.
What is your favourite finger food? Do you have similar tradition at your workplace?