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Pistachio and rose petal rolls

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0 minutes




  • 1 cup chopped pistachios
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 120 g butter
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • petals of 6-8 dried rose cloves, crushed into very small pieces
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 80 g butter
  • vanilla
  • ¾ cup flour
  • 1 tbsp instant dry yest
  • 250 g cream cheese
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup milk


  1. Start by making the dough.
  2. Melt butter and set aside.
  3. Slightly warm the milk and set aside.
  4. Mix the butter, sugar, milk and egg and mix well.
  5. Add flour and instant yeast and mix until a soft dough ball is formed.
  6. Put the dough in a glass bowl previously brushed with oil, cover and let sit in the counter for 1-2 hours, or until it doubles in size.
  7. When the dough is ready, prepare the filling. 
  8. Make sure your butter is very soft, it should have a spreadable consistency.
  9. Butter the pan where you're gonna bake the rolls and set aside.
  10. Roll the dough into a floured surface. try to make a 20 cm by 30 cm rectangle.
  11. Spread butter over the dough and sprinkle the entire surface with sugar.
  12. Top with chopped pistachios and crushed rose petals.
  13. Roll the dough into a cylinder and cut into 10 - 12 slices.
  14. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  15. Once the rolls are ready bake for 25-30 min or until golden brown.
  16. Remove from the oven and let them cool slightly.
  17. Meanwhile prepare the frosting.
  18. Mix the cream cheese, milk and sugar and pour over the baked rolls. 
  19. View the recipe instructions at Mandarina

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