Cheese or Marmelade Rolls / Kifle me Djath ose Marmelade


2 cups (½ liter) milk, lukewarm
2 lbs. (1 kg) white flour
2 tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. (50 gr) yeast
3/4 cup (200 ml) oil
2 tsp. salt
1 cup (0.5 kg) crumbled feta cheese or 1 cup of marmalade, if preferred
1 egg for dough
2 egg whites for feta cheese mixture
2 egg yolks for coating rolls
A little unsalted butter, melted
1. In a mixing bowl, combine lukewarm milk with yeast, sugar and 3 tablespoons of flour, and mix well.
2. Set the yeast mixture aside and allow it to sit for a few minutes.
3. In another deep bowl, pour flour, salt, oil, 1 egg and mix well.
4. Once mixed, add the yeast mixture to the flour mixture and knead until bowl edges come clean.
5. Cover dough with cloth and allow it to rise for approximately 30-40 minutes or until it doubles in size.
6. While dough rises, prepare the baking pan, by buttering it and/or placing parchment paper. 
7. In another dish melt a little butter for the brushing of the rolls later.
8. Once dough rises divide into 6 equal partitions and form round balls.
9. Set dough balls aside and allow them to rise once more in room temperature.
10. While dough rises, separate 2 egg whites with egg yolks and place them in separate dishes. 
11. In a medium bowl, mix egg whites until they become foamy white and crumble feta on top. Blend well.
12. In another bowl, mix egg yolks with a little melted butter to use later for brushing rolls before baking.
13. Next, stretch each dough ball into a round pancake about 15 in. (30 cm) in diameter each.
14. With a knife, gently cut pancakes in the middle creating a half moon-shape, then in quarters, and in the end, eighths, forming triangles.
15. Place teaspoon of cheese or jam filling on each triangle and roll.
16. If needed, flex the triangles to squeeze the ends so the fill does not leak.
17. Aline the rolls in a baking pan.
18. Before baking, brush each roll with the egg yolk mixture.
19. Next, add a little melted butter on top of each roll.
20. Sprinkle rolls with sesame on top, optional.
21. Bake for about 20 minutes in a pre-warmed oven in 350 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius).
22. Serve warm or cold with tea or a cup of milk.

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