I am obsessed with beautiful bread lately. The smell of fresh baked bread just fills a home with that perfect aroma. These rolls are tender and perfect for Mother’s Day! Chrysanthemum Bread is more about the technique than the recipe, though. I promise, it is easy to get this look. You can make your Chrysanthemum Bread as cinnamon rolls, or filled with pesto, cheese and topped with pine nuts. This technique is super versatile. I filled mine with sausage and cheese for a hearty breakfast. These are great leftovers for busy mornings. Pull off a petal, 10 to 15 seconds in the microwave, and you have a hearty breakfast on the go!
For a soft roll recipe that is easy, I used the recipe from my recent post Curly Swirly Bread. See what I mean? I really am currently obsessed with uniquely shaped bread. I rolled out the dough into a rectangle large enough for about 30 circles. My biscuit cutter was about the same size as the rim on my water glasses, about 3 1/2 inches.
Next I topped each round with cooked breakfast sausage and cheese. About a tablespoon each.
Then fold it in half like a taco.
And fold it in half again, pinching the corners to seal. This creates your Chrysanthemum petals.
I love baking in my cast iron skillet. It makes a golden brown buttery crust. I buttered the pan and began placing my petals along the outside edge of the pan. Then did the next ring inside of that, and then filled in the center.
- 1 recipe of dough for dinner rolls
- 1 pound breakfast sausage cooked
- 2 cups cheese shredded - cheddar or mozzarella was good. There is room to experiment here.
- melted butter to brush on after baking.
- Follow recipe directions for dough. After first rising, roll out into a large triangle and cut about 30 circles. The amount will depend on how big your pan is.
- Fill each circle with 1 Tablespoon of cooked sausage and 1 Tablespoon of shredded cheese.
- Fold in half like a taco. Fold in half again pinching ends to seal.
- Let rise until double, 30-45 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°.
- Bake at 350° for 30 - 40 minutes until golden brown.
- Brush with melted butter.
Recipe adapted from Stranamam.
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