Holiday Dove Rolls
Healthy Christmas Recipe
By Fitness and Freebies
These tender yeast rolls have a lemon flavor with almonds and raisins. Egg substitute and reduced fat margarine keep the fat down.
4-3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons grated lemon peel
1 package rapid rise yeast
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup reduced fat margarine
3/4 cup egg substitute
Combine 3-3/4 cups of the flour, sugar, salt, lemon peel and yeast. Heat water, milk and butter until hot to touch and stir into dry mixture. Beat in 1/2-cup egg substitute and enough of the remaining flour to make soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface for 8 to 10 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Cover and let rise for 10 minutes.
Divide dough into 12 pieces. Roll one piece into a 10-inch rope that is slightly thicker on each end. Tie a knot in the center of the rope to form the dove's body. Flatten the lower end to form the dove's tail and make 2 cuts in it with a sharp knife to resemble feathers. Shape the other end into a round shape for the dove's head. Repeat with remaining pieces of dough. Make a small cut in the front of each head and insert the wide end of the almond to form a beak. Make two additional cuts on the sides of the head and insert raisins to form eyes.
Place completed doves on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray and let rise until doubled or about 45 minutes. Lightly beat the remaining 1/4-cup egg substitute and brush on rolls. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until done. Remove from baking sheet and cool on a wire rack.
Nutrition information per serving:
Recipe makes 12 Holiday Dove Rolls
Serving size: 1 roll
Calories: 268; Total Fat: 4 grams (13% of calories); Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: trace; Sodium: 253mg; Carbohydrates: 50g; Protein: 8g; Fiber: 2g; Exchanges per serving: 2-1/2 Starch/Bread, 1/2 Lean Meat, 1/2 Fat, 1/2 Other Carbohydrate
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