Whenever I am bored of the same old bread I find at our local grocery store, I turn to my baking hobby and start making some. This time I gave these guys a shot and let me tell you, nothing compares to fresh baked rolls just pulled hot from the oven. This recipe is definitely a “must try” for all baking passionate out there.
OK, start with your mixer bowl. Pour the flour (duh!), a tsp of salt, ⅓ cup of sugar (but save like a tsp for yeast mixture), and mix for a bit.
In a cup or one of those measuring things, add the yeast along with a tsp of sugar and half of the milk, lukewarm. Let it rest for 10 minutes until it goes crazy.
Now take a sauce pan and heat the milk and butter, until the butter melts. Make sure you do not boil the milk though an easier way would be to use a microwave oven to melt the butter. Pour everything you have so far, including the egg yolks, over the flour and mix well for about 3 to 5 minutes with the hook attachment. Place the dough in an oiled bowl and cover with a clean kitchen towel. Let it rise until it doubles, usually one to two hours.
When you are satisfied with the result, take it out and punch it down for a few times, then cut it into 16 pieces. Roll each piece to form a sphere. Place the spheres into a well buttered 9×13 inch (22×33 cm) pan and let them double again (about an hour again).
At this point you can brush the rolls with the egg whites and sprinkle with poppy seeds, or sesame seed, or… whatever you want.
Bake the rolls in a preheated oven at 375° F / 190° C for about 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown.
Enjoy your rolls, I couldn’t stop from eating
- 4 cups Flour, all purpose
- 1 pack dry (2½ tsp) or 1.75oz (50g) fresh Yeast
- ⅓ cup Sugar
- 1 tsp Salt
- 3 yolks Egg
- 1 cup Milk, warm
- 8 tbsp Butter, unsalted or Margarine
- keep the egg whites for egg wash