I admit it. Baking these plum rolls, I failed. Yes, they are very delicious and yes, they're full of fruity flavours but - they don't look nice. To be more exact, it was a complete mess. I know that the taste is much more important than the look but still, I wanted to have pretty and yummy plum rolls. No chance. Those were yummy but so not pretty. The sides of the rolls look smashed while the juice of the plums spread between the rolls while baking so it somehow looks like soaked. Horrible. But hey, you can't have everything in life, right?! Since they still tasted good after all I'll just have to make something up to bake beautiful and delicious plum rolls. And I've learned one thing from this, namely how to cover up something baked that turned out unpretty: Dust it with about a ton of icing sugar so that the whole mess is hidden under a thick layer of sugar and unrecognizable to anyone. That's it. You live and learn.
No-Yeast Plum Rolls
50gm vegetable oil
100 - 150gm sugar (depends on whether you use sweetened or unsweetened yogurt)
1 tsp salt
In a large bowl mix together yogurt, oil, sugar, salt and egg. Sieve over the flour and mix well. Knead the dough until it becomes very smooth and elastic. Roll out very thinly on a lightly floured surface or on a sheet of baking paper.
2 cups plums, in very small pieces or slices
1 tsp cocoa powder
1 tsp sugar
Preheat your oven to 175 C. Combine the ingredients for the filling and arrange on top of the rolled out dough. Roll in the dough together with the filling inside and cut in 12 equal pieces/small rolls. Line a medium size round baking pan with baking paper and place the small plum rolls in the baking pan. Bake in the preheated oven for about 40 - 50 minutes until done. Let cool completely and dust with some icing sugar.