Thursday, January 12, 2017

Super soft rolls, sort of sweet, sort of buttery, absolutely and totally and completely delicious. This makes 9, you can double it.

You can double this recipe and put them in a 9x13 but I really prefer them in this 9 pack in a 8x8 or 9x9 pan.  They're so easy, really, just make more fresh when you need them.

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



*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


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... 

Pat the dough out and roll to a log.  Divide into three, divide each in three.  We want 9

Roll each piece out and roll it up, jelly roll style and place in a sprayed and parchment lined 8x8 or 9x9 pan.

OH look at my little lovelies.  Leave them to rest an hour and a half.  Egg wash the little plump darlings and pop them into a preheated 350 oven for 20-23 minutes

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...

These are soft, pully, tender, buttery, moist, fluffy, and just crazy delicious

Go make these
they're amazing


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