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Basil Tomato Rolls

Rated as 4.23 out of 5 Stars

"I made these rolls from my Aunt Ethel's recipe. The tomato herb filling rises and spills over the top of the crusty roll tops. Folks have a hard time eating just one."
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Ingredients

55 m servings
Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

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  1. In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the sugar, oil, salt and 2-1/2 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a stiff dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile, in a skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add tomato, tomato sauce, garlic, salt, basil and pepper. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened. Cool to 110 degrees F-115 degrees F. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into 12 pieces. Shape each into a ball. Place 3 in. apart on a greased baking sheet. Make an indention in center of rolls. Fill with 1 tablespoon filling. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 20 minutes. Bake at 375 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to wire rack. Serve warm.

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Wow these are really good! I had a problem getting the indenting and filling to work so I only ended up getting about a teaspoon of filling into my rolls. But it is so good. Next time I think I ...

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I wanted to like this.... But altogether I was unimpressed. The tomato sauce (in which I used 1 packed Tblsp. of fresh basil) is superb! Multiply that to make a great pasta sauce. The bread itse...

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I wanted to like this.... But altogether I was unimpressed. The tomato sauce (in which I used 1 packed Tblsp. of fresh basil) is superb! Multiply that to make a great pasta sauce. The bread itse...

Wow these are really good! I had a problem getting the indenting and filling to work so I only ended up getting about a teaspoon of filling into my rolls. But it is so good. Next time I think I ...

These were a huge hit with the men in my life! I followed the recipe exactly and had wonderful results. At one point my boyfriend came into the kitchen and had to taste the pan of filling...he w...

These are absolutely delicious. I am so glad that these were "found" in the Exchange. They were actually quite easy to make and the dough was wonderful to work with. The only thing I will do ...

These were wonderfully different! The sauce tastes very similar to a margharita pizza! I added some ground pepper to the dough and only waited 45 minutes for the first rise. I patted the doug...

I could get about 1 Tablespoon of filling into my rolls and wish that after they had risen and were bigger, that I had added more. These were so good. If my husband wasn't sick, he would probabl...

These are fantastic! I really like simple tomato basil sauces so anything combining said sauces and bread is right up my alley. The only alterations I made to the recipe were to omit the salt in...

Yum. I like these! My only complaint is that there wasn't more filling since I adore tomato sauces like this, but in all reality it was probably just enough. I also had a bit of trouble makin...

I tried this recipe (with a few modifications) last night, & my husband & I loved it! The rolls were moist and flavorful. I read a review that had a hard time getting the dough to rise. I used a...