Sunday, May 08, 2011

Tuna Rolls

It has been a long while since I last made these. I’ve been thinking of it for the past few weeks and finally made some for our afternoon tea. I used to made sardine rolls often during my teen years as that was the first kind pastry I learned to made in school. Since Carlos is not a fan of Sardines I change it to can tuna. As for the pastry, I just use my favorite shortcrust pastry recipe. This pastry is light and very flaky and it will be great for pies too.


2 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup/1 1/2 stick/170 gram cold butter – cut into small cubes
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 egg
2-3 tbsp cold water
1 egg – beaten (for egg wash)


2 cans tuna (in water)
1 shallot – cut into small cubes
1 tomato – removes seeds and cut into small cubes
1 green or red chili (optional)
2 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tbsp ketchup
2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt
Few dashes of pepper

1. Combined flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a food processor. Give it a few pulses. Add in the butter and pulse until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
2. With the food processor running, drizzle in the lightly beaten egg and 2 tbsp of cold water. Process until mixture begins to form into a large clumps (add in a bit more water if necessary).
3. Turn pastry out on to a work surface and knead gently to bring the dough together. Form into a square disc. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour before using it.
4. In the meantime, prepare the tuna filling. Combined the filling ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Set it aside.
5. Roll out the pastry into rectangle shape. Cut it to about 12” w x 3 ½” h strips. With the wide side of the pastry facing you, put some filling in the middle of the strips and roll it up. With a shredded knife, cut into 2” logs. Give a couple of slits on each log for the steam to escape while baking.

6. Do the same to the rest of the pastry. Egg washes the rolls and bake in a pre-heated 350 degree F oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
7. Serve warm or at room temperature.

To my Mom in Malaysia and all the wonderful mothers in the world,

Wishing you songbirds
to welcome each morning,
Wishing you flowers
to brighten each spring,
Wishing you laughter,
and sharing and caring,
And all of the joy
that each new day
can bring!

Happy Mother's Day


Jessie said...

Your tuna roll recipe looks good! Will give it a try next time.

Happy Mother's Day to you!


Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

This is a good snack to serve in Mother's day. Happy Mother's day to you.

ijayuji said...

Hi gert! its been tooooo longg kan kan :D rindu dgn ur foods ;-) btw, happy mother`s day to u!!your tuna rolls kemas lah! nxt time i`ll try this recipe, ty!!

Zurin said...

Happy mother's day! :) I love rolls...this reminds me of sardine rolls it looks yummmmm

Alice said...

Happy Mother's Day to u Gert!
Love this snack - thks for the recipe :)

Beachlover's Kitchen said...

Happy Mother Day Gert!! I like tuna puff too!! well,maybe I should bake this type of snack since I bought almost few dozen tuna..Eliot asked it's tune on sale!! haha! not on sale but for him to eat while I'm away!

MamaFaMi said...

Hi Gert. Long time no tegur you here though I pop in to check on your lovely recipes. Happy Mother's Day to you.

Your tuna roll looks yummy... perhaps will try to bake some. Thanks for sharing!

Take care!

Cheah said...

Your tuna rolls do look so yummy and flaky! Oh, a belated Happy Mother's Day to you!

ann low said...

Happy belated Mother's Day to you, Gert.
Love your tuna looks...I can eat at least 3 in a roll ;DD

lena said...

sardine rolls..tuna rolls..both also i like ! a little late in wishing you happy mother's day !

Zoe said...

Happy belated mother's day. Although I prefer sardine more than tuna, your tuna rolls look so delicious.

Shasha Mohamed said...

Dah lama tak makan tuna dan sardin roll. Nampak sedap jer.

Thanks for the recipe ;)


ICook4Fun said...

Jessie, thank you. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day celebration too.

Sonia, thank you.

Ijayuji, thank you. Lama tak nampak you. I hope everything is well with you. Happy Belated Mother's Day to you too.

Zurin, thank you.

Alice, thank you. Happy Mother's Day to you too.

Lesley, I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day celebrations too. I know you like to stock up a lot of can food for him while you are away :)

Mama, lama tak singah kat situ. Happy Mother's Day to you too.

Cheah, thank you.

Ann, Happy Belated Mother's Day to you too.

Lena, I like sardine rolls but my hubby prefer tuna. Happy Mother's Day to you too.

Zoe, same to you too. This gweilo hubby of mine prefer tuna :)

Shasha, you are welcome.

My Little Space said...

Baked pastry is my all time favourite, sweet or savory! Yours look really neat. Bookmarked this. Can't wait to try out this pastry crust. Oh well, this should be my entry no.1. ha...

patty said...

Happy Mother's Day but this recipe sounds like everyday to me. I love your recipe and it inspired me to make a tuna melt type roll because I love tuna melts. I hate making my own dough though, do you think the already made dough would do fine?

ICook4Fun said...

Kristy, thank you.

Patty, you can always ready made dough for this.

Anonymous said...


Can I make these rolls, the day before I want to use them, freeze and
bake them the next day?
They just look delicious.

Thanks much.

ICook4Fun said...

Anon, yes you sure can.