Christmas Aperitif Rolls Recipe by Neff

Christmas aperitif rolls recipe

Need some festive food inspiration?

Luckily, Neff is here to the rescue! This Christmas they’ve come up with recipes for every occasion: from vegetarian tarts to cranberry punch and from gingerbread turkey to champagne gravy!

Click here to view the full list.

Today, we’re looking at a delicious aperitif to serve your guests on Christmas Day.

Aperitif Rolls with Orange and Carrot Dip


  • 200g goats cream cheese
  • 70g finely chopped dried figs
  • 70g finely chopped dried tomatoes
  • 1 finely chopped garlic clove
  • 1 tsp dried mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp Harrisa paste
  • 2 tbsp chopped pistachios
  • Salt, freshly ground black pepper
  • 250g filo pastry sheets
  • 8 tbsp olive oil
  • Finely chopped pistachio, sesame and black cumin seeds


  • Place the goats cream cheese, chopped figs, tomatoes, garlic, mint, Harissa-paste and pistachios into a blender and blend until it is a smooth paste. Season with salt and pepper; preheat the oven to 220°C CircoTherm®.
  • Brush the filo sheets and layer two together. Cut into 5 cm widths. Add tsp of cheese mix and roll up until wrapped.
  • Brush the rolls with the rest of the olive oil and sprinkle with pistachios, sesame and black cumin.
  • Bake until golden-brown on tray level 3 for 12-15 minutes.
  • Peel and grate the carrots. Wash the orange in hot water, dry it and peel it with a zester. Squeeze all three oranges. Boil up juice, grated carrot, sugar, cinnamon and cumin for ten minutes (induction setting 7). Season with a pinch of salt and add finely chopped chili and orange zest.
  • Remove the hot rolls from the oven and serve immediately with the dip.
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