Cheese Cigar Rolls

Cheese rolls with ricotta cheese and mint, in a crisp, crunchy crust and sprinkled with icing sugar and fragrant cinnamon.
Delicious, lightweight and easy and quick to make. Pleasantly eaten as a dessert or as an appetizer.
Your choice!
work: 20′ time: 45′ easy:
Cheese Cigar Rolls

Ingredients (24 rolls)

  • 3 sheets phyllo pastry
  • 300 gr/ 10.6 oz ricotta cheese
  • 2 tbsp mint, dried
  • salt
  • sweet paprika
  • a little vegetable oil
  • cinnamon
  • powdered sugar
In a medium bowl put all ingredients except the oil, sugar, and cinnamon. Mix with a fork.
Remove the phyllo pastry from the freezer 1 hour before you start preparing the rolls!
Fold in half the 3 sheets and cut with a knife.
Fold them again in half and cut again.
Now we have 12 smaller sheets.
Take a ruler, place it diagonally on the sheets and cut again with the knife.
We have 2 orthogonal triangles and 24 triangular pieces of phyllo pastry.
Place the sheets in front of you, with one of the smaller sides facing you. Fill a teaspoon with the cheese mixture and place it near the tip and along the lower vertical side, leaving a little distance from the bottom, right and left.
Turn the sheet from left and right to cover the filling slightly and contain it.
Begin to wrap the triangular sheet from the bottom upwards rolling the sheet of dough.
Pinch the tip of the sheet, moistening your fingers with a little water.
Place the rolls in a row, with the join facing down, to parchment paper in a shallow oven pan.
Optionally, brush the top with a little vegetable oil.
Place the pan in a preheated oven with air at 180°C/ 350°F/ Gas 4 for 20'-25' or until you get a nice golden color.
Cheese Cigar Rolls Enjoy them as dessert, sprinkled with a little icing sugar and cinnamon…
Cheese Cigar Rolls…Or plain as a snack.
They are delicious…, either way!
You can fry them instead of baking, if you prefer. They are equally delicious.