Mafalde are typical bread rolls from Palermo, in Sicily. They are very easy to make and are great to accompany any dish. You can make them as dinner rolls, or serve them in a more traditional way: filled with hot panelle. When planning the menu for the Sicilian Street Food New Year’s Eve Party I organised for this month’s Foodbuzz 24×24 event, I had no doubt that my panelle would be served in home-made Mafalde rolls! Enjoy!
Ingredients (makes 8 to 10):
1 dose of MsM’s pizza dough
Sesame seeds, lightly toasted
Make 1 dose of MsM’s pizza dough.
After it doubles in volume, divide it into 8 to 10 smaller pieces and roll them into ropes (2 to 2.5 cm – 1 inch thick) (1). Shape them like in the picture below (sort of a “double S” with a line across) (2). Brush them with a little lukewarm water and sprinkle with an abundant quantity of lightly toasted sesame seeds (3) (to toast them, place them in a pan and roast on the fire, stirring continuously until lightly brown). Let them rise for 1 hour before baking (4).
Bake in a pre heated oven at 210°C – 410°F for 25 – 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
These rolls are great on their own, but they are fantastic served with hot panelle!