I am the bread queen, apparently, and I love so many sorts of bread and recently, I've been into the hard, crusty, rustic, bread. Sometimes though, like today, I want soft and tender and slightly chewy but fluffy... how hard can THAT be? Well, c'mon it's me, it's not THAT hard. I have a recipe for you that is a morph of a bunch of recipes that I've tried and this particular combination...nails it!
I do it in the kitchen aid mixer, you can do it by hand of course it just takes some rather substantial kneading to combine the butter into the dough I have done it by hand so it does work. I prefer the machine :D
TRACY'S SUPER SOFT SWEET ROLLS
*TRY to weigh your flour, if you can't then do the loosening, scooping then shaking to even off the top method*
250 g all purpose flour (about 2 cups) plus a Tablespoon or two if needed
1/4 c milk powder
2 1/2 TB sugar
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp yeast
1/2 cup water (or a little more if needed)
1 large egg
3 TB soft (room temperature) butter
METHOD AND THE PLAY BY PLAY PICS
Combine the dry ingredients in the bowl of the mixer. Add the water and egg and combine until it's a ball,
When it comes together, drop the butter on and let it go... don't fret, it'll almost break but it will come together in a smooth ball...
Ah, lookie lookie, this is about 6-8 minutes, yeah, it takes time. IF after 6-8 minutes, it's not pulling away from the sides at all, add a tablespoon of flour to give it a helping hand. It's done when it's pulled away and is smooth. Form in a ball, with oiled hands, and drop in a bucket, with a lid, to rise to double... about an hour
Here's the before and after rise...
OH look at these beauties. 22 minutes at 350. Remove from pan immediately and transfer to a rack to cool. TRY to wait to eat them...
Go make these