Friday, 20 November 2009

Dinner Roll Knots




Makes- 12

Ingredients:
300 ml/ 1/2 pint/ 1 1/4 cups lukewarm milk
50g/2 oz/1/4cup butter, at room temperature
5ml/1tsp caster (superfine) sugar
10ml/2tsp active dried yeast
1 egg yolk
10ml/2tsp salt
500-575g/5-5 1/2 cups strong white bread flour
1 egg beaten with 2tsp water, to glaze.
Poppy seeds, for sprinkling (optional)


Method:
  • In a large bowl, stir together the milk, butter, sugar and yeast. Leave for 15 minutes to dissolve and for the yeast to become frothy.
  • Stir in the egg yolk, slat and 275g/ 2 1/2 cups of flour. Add half the remaining flour and stir to obtain a soft dough.
  • Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead, adding flour if necessary, until smooth and elastic. This will take about 10 minutes.
  • Place in a bowl, cover with clear film and leave in a warm place until the dough doubles in volume, about 1 1/2-2 hours.
  • Grease a baking sheet. Knock back (punch down) the dough with your fist and cut into 12 pieces the size of golf balls.
  • Roll each piece into a rope, twist to form a knot and place 2.5cm/1" apart on a prepared baking sheet. Cover loosely and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1-1 1/2 hours.
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Brush the knots with the egg glaze.(sprinkle over the poppy seeds, if using). Bake until the tops are lightly browned, about 30 minutes. Cool slightly on a wire rack before serving.


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11 comments:

  1. Dinner roll looks so good. I never made home made yet. I am sure going to try your method. Thanks for sharing.
    Ramya

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  2. Those rolls look sooooo cute & delicious. Love the sheen on top with the egg glaze. I'm sure they tasted yummy.

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  3. they look absolutely pretty! seems like a lot of work, but looks like you nailed the shape Swapna!:)

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  4. the dinner rolls looks perfect... love the shiny surface...

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  5. wow, pretty rolls.Iam yet to get over my yeastophobia and start some bread baking

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  6. the rolls look so delicious !

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  7. Beautiful dinner rolls, looks so so soft and delicous.

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  8. Plump plump rolls :)...cute and pretty! :)
    ..So you know what to blog next, na?

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  9. Lovely glazed rolls..they r sooo beautiful..wdn't dare to eat n spoil their prettiness! :D Amazing rolls-neatly done knots, baked to perfection! Tks for sharing!

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  10. Looks so perfect and soft....

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  11. the rolls look so professional!

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