Feb 4, 2012

Dinner Rolls

Dinner Rolls
A piece of advice at the start itself (this is the lesson learnt from my many disasters) – If the yeast is not fermenting as described / also shown in the picture – never go any further. The flour won’t rise. Get a new pack of yeast and start all over again.
Makes: 8
Please use standard measuring cups and spoons. Fresh ingredients for best results.
You will need
400 g ( 2 cups) all purpose flour (maida)
2 teaspoon butter
50 ml milk + extra 3 teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beat well
1 teaspoon extra butter (to grease baking tray)
1 small egg (for final stage of baking) or for vegetarians, apply milk lightly instead of egg
1 teaspoon milk
For yeast:
5 tablespoons warm water (75 ml)
3 teaspoons (1 tablespoon) sugar
1 teaspoon active dry yeast (please use fresh packet)
For yeast:
Dilute 1 teaspoon active dry yeast with 5 tablespoons warm water and 3 teaspoons sugar. Gently stir well. Let it stand for 15 minutes, until it fermented and doubled in quantity (see the photo).
For the dough:
Melt 2 teaspoons butter in 50 ml medium hot milk and keep aside.
Beat 1 small egg with 1 teaspoon milk and keep aside for final stage of baking (egg wash ).
Place 2 cups of flour in a large bowl (or first add 1 1/2 cups of flour and later adjust with remaining 1/2 cup flour), and stir in salt. Make a well in the center, and pour 50 ml milk – butter mix , fermented yeast mixture and beaten egg. Knead into a dough. Sprinkle 2 - 3 teaspoons of reserved milk if required until you have a soft moist dough that can be handled well and soft. Turn out onto a floured surface, and knead for at least 10 minutes (make an extra soft dough – softer than a soft toy). Return to the bowl, cover with a wet towel, and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Punch dough down. Turn onto a floured surface; cover and let rest for 15 minutes. Divide into 8 parts. Shape each into a round bun / roll. Repeat with remaining dough.
Place on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes. Leave 1 - inch gap between each bun.
Preheat oven (OTG) at 375 * F or 190 * C.

Beat egg with 1 teaspoon milk; brush over rolls (or apply milk lightly over the rolls. Bake at 375° *F or 190 *C for 18 - 22 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack to cool. Serve with any accompaniment of your choice.


Aarthi said...

They look delicious..Bookmarked


trupti rao said...

looks lovely will follow all the insructions step by step .but will definetely try:)

turmericnspice said...

Nothing like baking your own bread or dinner rolls - great job