*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                            Tomato Olive Spirals
 
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 Serving Size  : 16   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      16 oz pkg     hot roll mix
      1/2  cup           oil packed dried tomatoes
    1      8 oz pkg      cream cheese -- softened
    1      3 oz pkg      cream cheese -- softened
      1/2  cup           ripe olives, pitted -- finely chopped
      1/4  cup           green onion -- chopped
    1                    egg yolk -- slightly beaten
    1      teaspoon      cracked black pepper
      1/2  teaspoon      dried oregano or thyme -- crushed
    1                    egg -- slightly beaten
    1      tablespoon    water
 
 Prepare hot roll mix according to the package directions.  After kneading the
 dough, divide it into thirds.  Cover the dough loosely and let rest for 5
 minutes.
 
 Meanwhile, for the filing, drain the tomatoes, reserving the oil.  Chop the
 tomatoes.  In a medium mixing bowl combine the chopped tomatoes, cream
 cheese, olives, green onions, egg yolk, pepper and oregano or thyme.  If
 necessary, stir in enough of the reserved tomato oil (about 1 tablespoon) to
 make a filling of spreading consistency.
 
 On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of the dough to a 14 x 11
 rectangle.  Spread a third of the filling on each rectangle to within 1/2 of
 the edges.  (The filling amount will seem generous.)  Roll up each rectangle
 tightly from a long side.  Seat seams.  Place, seam side down, on a greased
 large baking sheet.  Cover and let rise until nearly double, about 30 to 40
 minutes.
 
 Slash the loaf tops with 3 or 4 diagonal cuts, about 1/4 deep.  Combine egg
 and water, brush onto loaves.  Bake in a 375 degreen oven about 25 minutes or
 until tops are golden.  Cool on a wire rack.  Serve warm or at room
 temperature.  Slice to serve.  Makes 72 spirals.
 
 To make ahead:  Wrap the baked and cooled loaves individually in heavy foil
 and freeze.  To reheat, bake each foil wrapped roll in a 300 degree oven
 about 30 minutes or until heated through.  (Does not say whether to thaw out
 loaves or to put them in frozen!)
 
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