Softest and fluffiest tuna cheese rolls that you'll ever taste. They're savoury, cheesy and super delicious. Easy to make and freezer-friendly. Versatile dough that you can use for both savoury and sweet.
2 ⅔cupbread flour, use spoon and level method (340 g)
2 ¼teaspooninstant yeast(7 g)
1large egg, room temperature
¼cupbutter(60 g), melted
⅔cupwarm water(160 ml)
1cupdrained natural tuna(180 g)
2tablespoonchopped parsley, with some extra to sprinkle on top
1small onion, diced
1 ½cupshredded mozzarella(140 g)
salt and black pepper to taste
Add all ingredients into the stand mixer bowl. Knead for 10 minutes. The dough will be on the softer side. Cover with cling film and rise the dough until double its size.
Mix all ingredients except for cheese and softened butter. Set aside.
Prepare 2 parchment papers that just fit the base and run extra high on 2 sides. Line the air fryer basket with 1 parchment paper, set aside the other one for later.
Roll the dough on a floured working surface into a 14 ½ inch (35 cm) square. Spread softened butter on it, leaving 1 inch at one side. Spoon and spread the filling evenly on top. Sprinkle cheese.
Roll the dough tightly and cut into 12 equal pieces. Place in the air fryer basket. Cover with cling film. Leave until the rolls rise double their size.
Sprinkle some more parsely on top. Use "Air fryer" setting, set the temperature to 360ºF (180ºC) and cook for 12 minutes. Grab the parchment paper on the sides, lift and place the rolls on a rack. Place the other parchment paper on top and flip (like you would flip a cake).
Remove the parchment paper that sticks to the raw bottom of the rolls, be gentle. Again, grab the sides, place the rolls back in the air fryer basket and continue to cook for another 10 minutes.
Flip the rolls back and serve!
Make sure to drain the tuna really well to avoid the filling being too liquidy and making the rolls soggy.
Adjust the cooking time if you need to, since it also depends on the size of your air fryer basket. Cook until the rolls are almost cooked (beautiful golden colour on top and have structure) before flipping. After flipping, proceed to cook until they're fully cooked at the bottom.
Last up to 1 week in the fridge. Reheat for a few seconds in the microwave to bring them back to life.
Last up to 2 months in the freezer. Thaw at room temperature and reheat.