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Sicilian Rosticceria: rollò with wurstel

by Ada Parisi
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Rosticceria siciliana: rollò con wurstel

If you've already had the ability to try SICILIAN PIZZAS, you already know the dough for diner, soft and tasty: the rollò with sausages are another gluttony of the Sicilian rotisserie. All to discover: in practice, is the Sicilian answer to American hot dogs. The dough is made of lard and the answer to your question is yes. It can also be prepared with butter and oil, but it won't have the same consistency, the same taste and it won't be like being in Sicily.

You can prepare the dough by hand, but it's easier to use the planetary, especially for large amounts of dough. Preparing roll with sausages is simple: just roll the spiral dough as you see in this short VIDEO TUTORIAL and in the step of the pitch. My tips? Buy high-quality sausages and serve the rolls with a great mustard. They're overwhelming. I also allow you the use of ketchup or mayonnaise, but mustard is a whole other story.

The Sicilian rotisserie

The variety of traditional “rotisserie pieces” Sicilians is immense and every city, but also every country, has something unique and characteristic. In Palermo PANELLE function , arancine, sfincione PALERMO or BAGHERESE, NEW. In Messina calmly, ARANCINI Messina and the classic Focaccia MESSINESE with tuma and scarola. In addition to the rolled with sausages and breeches ham and cheese. In Catania there are the rizzole, scacce, spring onions, arancini. In Ragusa and Modica the SCACCIA RAGUSANA. And this list is absolutely incomplete. All this goodness you find in bars, in rotisserie and even in bakeries and the dough is almost always the traditional dial dough: flour, lard, Salt, water, a pinch of sugar and yeast.

Since I make a ripen in the refrigerator of the dough and a long rise the next day, little sourdough use, or beer both fresh and dry. If you want a faster rise, on the day, you can use an extra gram of yeast and make the first rise in the bowl directly until doubling. Then form the pieces directly from the rotisserie and make it do the second leavening. You can make the dough by hand, but I advise you to use the the planetary, that will make your job a lot easier.Sicilian Rosticceria: rollò with wurstel


8 large, high-quality sausages
500 grams of flour type zero (with protein percentage 12-13%) o Manitoba
75 grams of lard
12 grams of salt
50 grams caster sugar
70 grams of sourdough (2 grams of dry beer yeast or 4 grams of fresh beer yeast)
280 milliliters of mineral water or half water and half whole milk
a yolk and a little milk to brush the dough
Sesame, to taste
mustard (ketchup or mayonnaise), to taste


FOR THE DINER DOUGH WITH DRY BREWER'S YEAST. Put in the the planetary sifted flour, the dry yeast, sugar, salt and water. Knead at low speed until the water has been absorbed. Add the lard in several takes and knead until the dough is smooth and homogeneous. You will have to detach from the bowl. Once ready, put the diner dough on the worktop (I use a silicone mat, indispensable in the kitchen) and knead it for 5 minutes by hand. Store in a bowl covered with food film and refrigerate for 12-24 hours. Or, if you prefer a rise in the day, put the dough in the oven with light until doubled.

IMPASTO WITH SOUR OR FRESH BIRRA LIEVITO. Both of these types of yeast must be dissolved in water before being added to the dough. The water temperature should be 26-27 degrees (measure it with the essential Thermometer cooking) or at least use water at room temperature, never of refrigerator. Once the yeast has melted in water, you can add the liquid to the powders and proceed as I explained before.

After resting in a refrigerator, put the dough in the oven with light light to rise until doubling. Once doubled, divide the dough into pieces weighing 60 grams each. Get a lot of cords from the dough balls and roll them around the sausages, as you can see in the photos and in the VIDEO TUTORIAL. Remember that the dough will rise, so make thin cords. You can do as I do, I cut each wurstel into two parts, or leave the whole sausages and make some very big rolls: in this case you will have to increase the weight of the dough for the cords.

When you are ready, arrange the rolled on a baking sheet covered with parched paper, cover with clinging food film and leave to rise again until doubled. The dough must be well swollen, as you see in VIDEO TUTORIAL. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees static. Mix the yolk with the milk and brush the rolls with the sausages with the mixture, then top up with the sesame seeds. Cook for 15 minutes or until rolled is swollen and golden. Leave them to cool for a few minutes and serve with mustard, mayonnaise or ketchup. And your all-Sicily alternative to hot dogs is ready. Bon appétit!

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Alexander 3 June 2020 - 11:55

Hi Ada.

that good!…usero westel vegetarians and I'll make them’ :)
Thanks Ada

Ada Parisi 4 June 2020 - 10:43

Perfect, I've never eaten them. Let me know!


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