Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Only Bread Rolls Recipe You Will Ever Need

Baking your own bread is kind of like the stamp of the homemaker. The smell of fresh baked bread that comes out of my kitchen brings all those little feet running into the house for a piece of buttery, warm, fresh baked bread rolls.
I have been making this bread rolls for quite a while now and before you attempt to make them, I must warn you, this rolls will spoil your  bread consumption for ever. Once you and your family try them, you won't want any other type of bread ever again. Ok so having said that, I hope you enjoy making them. It is a pretty easy recipe that needs a little of hard work but on the bright side, once you are done you can consider yourself worked out for the day! So, here is the recipe...

Dinner Bread Rolls
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/3 c of white Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm water (you put your finger in and you almost cannot feel the temperature of the water)
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm milk
  • 4 cups of plain flour
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1/3 cup of margarine
  • 1/4 cup of butter

  • Mix together in large jug the egg, sugar, yeast, water and  milk and let it rise for 15 minutes. Make sure you mix all the ingredients well.

  • Place in a bowl the flour and salt and make a well in the middle.

  • Pour half of your liquid mix into the flour and mix with your hand, (I am a big fan of touching my food when I am cooking it, so let's get dirty) then add half of what you have left and mix. Keep adding the liquid until your dough forms a ball.
  • Note: If dough feels too sticky, just add a little bit more flour.

  • Pass your dough to the working table and start adding the margarine little by little. By this I mean, you pinch with your fingers a little bit of margarine and poke it into your dough with your fingers and knead it. When you add the margarine, your dough will start sticking to the table, just keep kneading it and it will pick it up on its own. Continue to do this until you are done with the margarine. (It should take you about 10 minutes and your dough should be now soft and elastic)
  • Grease a bowl with some butter, put the dough in it and cover it with a damp cloth or plastic wrap and let it rise for 40 minutes approx. or until it double it's size.
  • Punch the dough down, bring it back to the working table and divide it into two parts.
  • Roll one half into a round flat circle, about 1 cm (1/4 inch) thick.

  • Spread half of the butter all over the flattened dough.
  • Divide the dough into 8 slices and roll each slice up starting at the widest part. Do the same with the other half of the dough.

  • Place the rolls on a baking sheet,  silicone mat or onto baking paper, whatever you use to bake. (If you are going to use parchment paper I will recommend you use some baking spray).
  • Let them rise for another 30 to 40 minutes or until they double their size.

  • Preheat your oven at 200 C (400 F)
  • Bake the rolls for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden. (I bake them for 10 minutes with only the lower burner of my oven and then turn the double burner for the last 3 to 5 minutes to get a perfect golden top)
The recipe is a little long, but is not hard to follow if you just do it step by step. If you have any questions or suggestions or if you just want to tell me how great your rolls came out, please do, I will answer ASAP.
Hope you enjoy making and eating these rolls.
See you soon...

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