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Kifli - Macedonian Cheese Rolls @diethood

Kifli - Macedonian Dinner Rolls

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WW Freestyle: 11
Servings: 16
Calories: 373


  • 2 tablespoons + 1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 200 ml warm water
  • 6 cups all purpose flour
  • 250 ml warm milk
  • 125 ml vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 8 tablespoons butter


  • 1 cup crumbled Feta cheese
  • 1 cup Ricotta Cheese


  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • sesame seeds


  • In a bowl, stir together yeast, sugar, and water; set in a warmer place to activate. Let sit until it gets thick and foamy - about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • In the meantime, add flour to your mixer's bowl; make a well in the middle and add warm milk to the well, vegetable oil, salt, and eggs. Don't mix until you've added in the prepared yeast.
  • Pour yeast mixture into the flour mixture; using a large spoon, mix it all together to combine.
  • Then, attach the dough hook to your stand mixer and finish kneading for about 2 to 3 minutes, or until dough starts to separate from the bowl. If dough is too dry, add a tablespoon of milk, if it's too wet add more flour, 1 tablespoon at a time. Dough shouldn't be too sticky, but you also don't want it to be dry.
  • Spray a large mixing bowl with cooking spray and sprinkle it with a bit of flour to prevent sticking.
  • Transfer prepared dough to the oiled bowl ; fold dough into a circle; add more flour to the bowl and a sprinkle of flour on top of the dough ball.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 30 minutes. It's best (and faster) to let the dough rise in a warmer spot.
  • Combine feta cheese and ricotta cheese in a bowl; set aside for later.
  • Preheat oven to 400˚F.
  • Turn the dough over to a flour dusted work area and fold it on all sides; then, cut in half. Cut each half in 3 parts so you have a total of 6 pieces. Fold all pieces into small balls. Keep them covered.
  • Take a ball of dough and lightly punch it down to spread and then roll it out into a round circle the size of about a medium pizza. Make sure to flour your work area often so the dough does not stick.
  • Cut into 8 to 12 slices, depending on the size of the dough’s diameter.
  • Add a tablespoon of the ricotta/feta cheese mixture to each slice. Place the filling at the top of the slice, right in the center.
  • Roll them up; pull the sides of the widest part at the top and tuck them inward, right over the filling, and continue to roll.
  • Repeat with the rest of the dough.
  • Transfer kifli/rolls to baking sheets; place a pat of butter on top of each roll.
  • Bake for 5 minutes at 400˚F.
  • Prepare the glaze; combine eggs and water in a small bowl and beat to combine.
  • Remove Kifli from oven and brush with egg glaze; sprinkle with sesame seeds and continue to bake for 11 to 13 more minutes, or until golden.
Nutrition Facts
Kifli - Macedonian Dinner Rolls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 373 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Cholesterol 84mg28%
Sodium 341mg14%
Potassium 116mg3%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 382IU8%
Calcium 112mg11%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.