Filled Breads Recipes Please
A multi-tasking lunch seems to be the norm for me lately and a one-handed lunch makes that easier and less messy. I work on a computer, with lots of files and also behind the wheel of a car to make it to my next appointment (not at the same time). I am getting tired of soups - it's just too hot in Florida mid-day and I haven't found a cold soup I enjoy. Sandwiches are great, but seem to fall apart on me, and since I'm just not that creative with sandwiches, they get old quick.
What I am looking for are filled bread recipes examples that have worked around my house recently like stromboli and knish type foods. I have only made knishes once and plan to again since I loved bringing potato knishes for lunch as a kid filled with deli meats.
What are your favorite filled bread? Ones that can be eaten at room temperature are a plus, but I do have access to a toaster oven and microwave. As a kid, I used to love hot pockets and that ilk, so I guess I am trying to fill the void left by my grown up taste buds and an aversion to processed foods. I still have cravings for processed foods occasionally, but I would like to make my lunches myself.
there are plenty of options - it sort of depends on the flavors and type of dough you prefer. initial thoughts:
- Australian meat pasties
- stuffed crescent rolls
grilled cheese holds together well, as do pressed sandwiches. pita pockets can be pretty easy to manage with one hand, as can well-rolled wraps. taquitos also come to mind...
GHG, you are always so helpful! I would love a recipe for your samosas and Australian Meat Pasties. Your recipes never fail to make a hit in my house.
I always thought pierogi were pasta pockets - my grandmother would make them for me as a kid. I haven't made stuffed crescent rolls since I was a teen and my mom had Pampered Chef parties, time to bring that classic back.
that's so sweet of you to say! i don't have a recipe for the pasties, it was just a thought. sorry :(
for the samosas, one of my favorite vegetarian fillings was inspired by this Cooking Light recipe:
i use sweet potato instead of white, lime juice instead of lemon, and add a teaspoon of amchur (dried mango) powder, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne, and an extra pinch of cinnamon. and i prefer to toast whole cumin seeds and grind them instead of using pre-ground cumin.
for the samosa pastry, you can either make a basic dough, or use a pre-made alternative - wonton wrappers, phyllo and puff pastry are all options. and of course i bake or pan-fry my samosas as opposed to deep frying ;)
Along with the bbq pork or chicken or vegetable steamed buns, pita sandwiches work and so do burritos. I make tuna fish in a flour tortilla, pretty yummy.
If you can bear the thought of no dipping sauce, perhaps homemade spring rolls or egg rolls...recently co-workers went to Chinese place for lunch, and I asked them to bring me back an egg roll...dumb place did not include any dipping sauce packets so I ate it "naked" and it was not bad at all. Emeril's shrimp and pork egg rolls are very good if you need a recipe.