Easy rolls: fetta, garlic and oregano

Greetings! (^_^)

Good news, I am back in the kitchen. I took a short break, did you miss me? I have to confess, I missed cooking. But the break was necessary, I might tell you about it one day.


I found the recipe online about three months ago. Very easy to make. I made my own custom filling though, if you’d like to see the original recipe I found click here.   

3 cups flour
1 cup warm water
1 tbsp yeast
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

For the filling:
Fetta cheese
Grated garlic
Bit of salt

You will also need a bit of butter and some milk. I think they are great for soup, even if you make them plain with butter and no filling.

start with the warm water, yeast, salt and sugar in a large bowl, mix
add the flour bit by bit, mix with a spatula or wooden spoon until you can’t, then use your hands (make sure they’re clean)
you should get a nice heavy dough, not sticky, if it’s sticky you may add a bit more flour
add in the table spoon of olive oil and knead for about 3 minutes or until the dough springs back when you press into it
cover loosely and let it sit for about 45 min, it will rise to about double it’s original size
while the dough is rising you can make the filling
I mixed some fetta cheese with grated garlic, a bit of salt and dried oregano, amounts will depend on which flavours you want to jump out the most.
dough is ready
when you pick it up it should not be sticky at all, it should act like play dough, easy to work with, doesn’t make a mess
split the dough into two equal parts, roll them out to about a half inch thickness. Spread a bit of butter on them, then spread your mix
then roll them up into logs
and cut them into four parts
arrange the 8 pieces into a buttered oven dish, one where they would fit snugly together
allow them to rise for about 20 minutes then coat the tops with butter (will need soft/room temperature butter) and dab with milk

While they rise preheat the oven to 180°C

Bake them for about 30 min or until the tops have some colour, nice and golden.


Very savoury! I liked them. I will make them again soon but I’ll try a sweet filling, maybe a mix of rum, raisins, some other dried fruit, a sweet spice like star anise or cinnamon all ground into a paste,… hmmm. Sounds good already.

Unfortunately it’s been a while since I made these, it was one of the last things I made before I took the break. Hubbie doesn’t really remember what he would have rated them (-_-)


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Making, eating and sharing good food are a splendid way to start, brake and end a day! I post good eats on www.pendolamama.co.ke. Life is a feast, eat up!

4 thoughts on “Easy rolls: fetta, garlic and oregano

    1. Hey Karen!

      You could do a jam, if he has a favourite jam try it, just remember to butter the dough a little before you spread the jam. You can also sprinkle in some pieces of dried fruit like raisins.

      Thanks for stopping by!


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