Monday 10 March 2014

Homemade bread rolls

Just the pictures of these makes me salivate! Delicious homemade bread rolls - nom!


I just use a basic bread recipe, its pretty much infallible, i might even teach it to lovely BM!

White bread rolls
450g strong white flour
7g (1 sachet) dried yeast
350ml warm water
pinch of salt
Olive oil for kneading

Mix the flour and salt together and then add the dried yeast. Gradually add in the water to form a slightly sticky dough, you might need more or less water depending on your flour. Put some olive oil on your kneading surface and work the dough until it becomes soft and smooth (approx 10 mins for me). If your dough is too wet add a bit more flour as you knead, or add water if its too stiff. It should be slightly sticky to begin with but loose that stickiness as you knead. 
Place the dough back in the bowl and cover with greased clingfilm. Leave for an hour or until doubled in size. Oil your surface again and knock back your dough i.e. lightly knead for another few minutes until all the air has been removed. Shape into 9 rolls and place on a greased baking tray. Cover with greased clingfilm and leave for an hour or until doubled in size. 
Preheat the oven to 200C and place another baking tray with a couple of ice cubes or a splash of water in the bottom. Put the rolls in the oven, the steam from the ice cubes/water stops a crust from forming immediately, allowing the rolls to rise better and bake for 15-20 mins or until a golden brown colour. You know theyre done when they sound hollow when you knock on the base. Let the rolls cool before eating - if you have any will power.

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