Apart from paneer, I had ideas of stuffing cheese cubes. Then decided that my ideas seem to end up very monotonous, with cheese stuffed into every other snack. I know my kids will love cheese, but including that in everything seems so predictable. I know paneer falls in that category as well.
For the Dough
All purpose flour - 2 cups
Salt - 1.5 tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp
Paneer, crumbled - 1/4 cup
Melted Butter - 2 tbsp
Instant Yeast - 1.5 tsp
Warm Milk - 1/2 cup and water as required to knead to a soft dough
For the Stuffing
Paneer, crumbled - 1/2 cup
Red chili flakes -1 tsp
Salt to taste
Butter for glazing
How to make the Paneer Crescents
In a mixing bowl, take the flour, salt, crumbled paneer, instant yeast, olive oil, sugar and warm water. Mix everything well together. Knead well.
Finally add the melted butter and continue kneading till you get a soft dough. cover and let it rise. Mine rose by 45 mins.
When read to bake, punch it down softly and knead for couple of mins again.
Dust and roll out as to a disc. Using a sharp knife slice through the middle and do a crisscross to get 4 pieces. Slice each again to get a thinner triangle.
Place a small serving of the spiced paneer in the outer wider place and start rolling from outer to inner, ensuring the stuffing is fully covered.
Continue with rest and place everything on a greased baking tray.
Bake in pre heated oven at 185 C for 20 mins.
Brush with butter on top and bake for another 2 mins.
Stuffing can be more spicy if you want, can stuff with cheese as well. top it with more spiced butter or any other topping if required.
Just before serving you can warm it for 20 -30 secs in MW and pour spiced butter or sauce. You can serve this with some spicy dips as well.
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