Ground Meat Bread Rolls (Kıymalı Rulo)


My mom made this for the afternoon tea time. It takes a while to make, but it is delicious. You should definitely try this!

for the dough
1/2 cup luke warm water
1 tsp yeast
1/2 tsp sugar
2-2 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup oil (canola, corn, olive oil, sun flower, whichever you feel comfortable with)
1 tsp salt
yolk of one egg
black seeds or sesame seeds

the stuffing
3 tbsp oil
2 medium onions, finely chopped
1/2 pound ground meat
1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt


-Mix yeast, sugar, and water with a spoon in a bowl and let it dissolve for 15-20 minutes. Yeast will rise.
-In a pot on medium heat cook ground meat stirring constantly until it soaks its juice.
-Add 3 tbsp oil and onions to ground meat and stir until onion is cooked. Turn it off and add walnut, cumin, cinnamon, black pepper.
-Sift flour into the bowl of yeast. Add milk, oil, and salt. Add flour as necessary to make dough easy to handle. Dough should not stick to your hands.
-Let the dough sit in the bowl in a warmer place to rise twice its size.
-After it rises, divide the dough into two.
-With a little bit of oil and your hands make each piece into a 16 X 16 circle or a squarish circle. Don’t worry it doesn’t need to be a perfect shape.
-Place the half of the stuffing on your first circle-ish dough. Roll the dough like a cigarette without squeezing it too hard. Do the same for the second dough.
-Brush egg yolk on each and sprinkle black or sesame seeds or don’t sprinkle anything.
-Bake at 375F until golden brown like a loaf of bread.
-It’s great with tea. Bon appetit!


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