Chourico is a Portuguese sausage with a spicy flavor that's most similar to linguica, which can be substituted if you can't find the former. Here the sausage is cut into cubes and used as a filling, along with mozzarella cheese, for these pinwheels, which start with a homemade yeast dough that will fill your kitchen with its wonderful aroma as it is left to rise. Once the slices are on the baking sheet, allow them to rise for a few minutes before popping into the oven.
- 200 grams wheat flour
- 100 grams water
- 25 grams olive oil
- 1 packet dry yeast (4.6 grams)
- 1 pinch salt
- ketchup (to taste)
- dried oregano (to taste)
- 100 grams grated mozzarella cheese
- 50 grams Chourição (or other spicy sausage, cubed)
- 1 egg yolk (for brushing)
- Place the flour in a large bowl with a pinch of salt.
- Open a hole in the middle and add the yeast.
- Pour the water and the olive oil and stir to dissolve the yeast. Knead a little until the dough does not stick to the hands.
- Cover the bowl with cling film or a large cloth and let to leaven in a dry and warm place, until it doubles in size.
- Sprinkle the kitchen bench with flour and knead for a few minutes.
- Roll out the dough into a rectangle.
- Spread with ketchup, sprinkle with oregano, top with the grated cheese and the "Chourição" (spicy sausage).
- Roll like a trunk and cut in moderately thick slices with a good knife.
- Leave the dough for a few more minutes, already on the oven tray, lined with greaseproof paper and brushed with egg yolk. Place in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius, for approximately 25-30 minutes or until cooked.