Danubio stuffed rolls

Cooking time: 1 hour

Prep. time: 90 minutes

Total time: 2 hour and 30 minutes

Yield: 18 rolls


  • 250gr potatoes
  • 350gr flour
  • 1 egg + 1 yolk
  • 15 ml milk
  • 10 gr sunflower oil
  • 15 gr yeast
  • 5 gr salt
  • 50 gr ham
  • 50 gr mozzarella or provola cheese
  • 18 pitted Taggiasca olives
  • 2 spoons of olive oil


  1. Boil the potatoes with the skin, for around 30 minutes. When they are soft, drain and peel them. Smash the potatoes with a fork or a potatoes smasher and let them cool
  2. Pour the flour into a bowl of a kitchen machine and add the crumbled yeast. Then add the mashed potatoes and mix well. IF you do not have a kitchen machine you can do it with your hands in a bowl
  3. Proceed turning the mixture and add the salt. When the dough is homogeneous, add the sunflower oil and knead until it has been absorbed
  4. Add the egg and processed until the mixture is smooth.
  5. Transfer it to a surface sprinkled with plenty of flour and work it for a few moments
  6. Give the dough a spherical shape. Place it in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and leave to rise for about 50 minutes in a dry place until doubled. I like to leave it inside the turned off oven with just the light on
  7. While waiting cut the mozzarella (or provola) and ham into cubes with a knife.
  8. After 50 mins transfer the dough onto a pastry board
  9. Create small balls of around 36 gr. You will have around 18 balls. Then lightly squeeze the center to expand the dough
  10. Flatten the balls with your fingers. Stuffed with a peace of ham, a piece of mozzarella (or provola cheese) and an olive
  11. Carefully close the balls and create a round shape.
  12. Place the balls in a mould previously greased with olive oil (or butter). The mould needs to be big enough to leave some space between one ball and another since they will continue to grow a bit
  13. Let them rest for another 30 minutes.
  14. Preheat the oven to 180° in statics mode and whisk the yolk together with the milk
  15. After 30 mins brush the mixture onto the surface of the potato danubio
  16. Place the mould on the low shelf and cook in the preheated oven (180°) for about 20/25 minutes, until it is golden brown

You can change the filling as you like. I suggest:

  • tomatoes sauce, mozzarella and basil
  • dried tomatoes and mozzarella
  • precooked vegetables and cheese

I am curious to know your results!

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