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roly poly frenchman (sallye)

(1 rating)
Recipe by
sallye bates
Austin, TX

Okay, okay. The title is not politically correct, but the recipe is delicious. Try it, you'll like it.

(1 rating)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 45 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For roly poly frenchman (sallye)

  • 1 c
    lukewarm milk (105º to 110º)
  • 1 pkg
    active dry yeast
  • 2 Tbsp
    melted butter or olive oil
  • 3-1/2 c
    bread flour
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 lg
    yellow onion
  • 4 oz
    sliced mushhrooms (your choice)
  • 1 clove
  • 1-1/2 lb
    lean ground beef or lamb
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    each of salt and pepper
  • 1/2 c
    beef broth
  • 1/8 c
    burgundy wine
  • 2 Tbsp
    seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 lg

How To Make roly poly frenchman (sallye)

  • 1
    MAKING THE DOUGH: Combine the milk and butter in a bowl, add the yeast and stir until dissolved.
  • 2
    Add flour a cup at a time, kneading with hands until a satiny dough forms. Place in greased bowl, cover and set aside in warm place for 30 minutes (to rise)
  • 3
    PREPARATION: Peel and cut the onion into quarters; place in food processor. Peel the garlic clove and add to food processor. Clean mushrooms with barely damp paper towel, slice and add to food processor. Pulse until finely diced, turn off and set aside.
  • 4
    PREPARING THE FILLING: Place heavy skillet over medium high heat and add 2 tablespoons of oil. When oil is heated, add onion mixture to skillet and cook for about 3 minutes, stirring often. Add ground beef to skillet, add salt, pepper and paprika and continue cooking until meat is "grey" but not brown. Stir often to keep from burning. Remove from heat and allow to cool (leave meat mixture in skillet).
  • 5
    Whisk eggs until frothy, add eggs to meat mixture. NOTE: RESERVE ABOUT 1/4 CUP FOR "PASTING" THE DOUGH ROLLS. Add bread crumbs to meat mixture. Stir until well blended.
  • 6
    Place skillet with meat mixture back on stove and turn heat to medium low. Add beef broth and wine to the meat mixture and cook until most of liquid is reduced. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • 7
    Preheat oven to 375ºF
  • 8
    BACK TO THE DOUGH: Turn the dough which should have risen to about twice its original size out onto a floured cutting board or clean flat surface. Divide into 4 to 6 separate balls (depending on how roly poly you want your frenchman)
  • 9
    Lightly flour the top of the first ball, and roll into about a 6" x 8" rectangles (this doesn't have to be exact). Set aside. Repeat the process until all 6 balls are rolled into rectangles.
  • 10
    Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • 11
    Place 1/6 of the stuffing onto each dough rectangle, leaving about 1/4" on each side for rolling. Roll the stuffing filled dough "jelly roll" fashion into 6 separate roly poly frenchmen.
  • 12
    Using the reserved egg, paste the ends of rolls together and lay rolls seam down on parchment paper. Brush with any remaining egg wash.
  • 13
    Place in preheated oven and cook for 10 mnnutes, then turn heat down to 350º F and cook for about 35 minutes, until crust is toasty brown.