Wednesday, February 09, 2011

basic butter rolls

aahhhhh....bread. *sigh* what can you say about bread that hasn't already been said... if i am a poet i would write and dedicate 10,000 poems and/or poetry about bread and bread alone. just bread.

my bread and i.
we make a wonderful couple.
just us two together...
fresh out of the oven (the bread, i mean...not me!)
happy, happy...

okay, okay...i won't quit my day job and i'll stop. happy now?? cheh!

today i made basic butter rolls. i took the recipe from pook's blog - Dailydelicious. i tell you, this woman is something else. she is REALLY talented. my inspiration. as usual, the ever so nice Pook has made a pictorial in her blog, so you guys can go there for the pictorial. okay?

right, are we ready for the recipe? let's go!

300g bread flour
4g salt
30g sugar
40g butter
30g egg (lightly beaten)
6g yeast
150ml water

the how to:
1) sprinkle yeast over water and let it rest for 10 minutes.

2) mix flour, sugar and salt together.

3) pour the egg, water and yeast mixture and butter into the bowl containing the flour mixture.

4) mix until everything is combined and it becomes a soft dough.*

5) take out off the bowl and knead until smooth.

6) put the dough into a lightly buttered bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let the dough rise until it doubles in size, about 1 hour.

7) you can then shape the dough.

8) once done, cover the shaped dough with a damp cloth and let it rise, or becomes double in size. roughly about 30 minutes.

9) you can now preheat the oven to 180°C.

10)make the eggwash for the bread by mixing about 1 tbs of water with the remaining egg. brush it on top of each dough.

11)bake for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown.

12)once done, cool on a wire rack.

try it! you'll be hooked!!

* i cheated, i didn't knead the bread, because of my wrist. so, i used Giant instead. :-)

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MayaKirana said...

It looks mighty good Dot! I will try this recipe....seeing how mad I am about breads and lazy! OK. I will go get bread flour and make this. Make a recipe book out of your blog once it ends. It will be so fun!

dottology said...

hey fren, thank you so much for dropping by! you should try this. it's absolutely easy.

my only problem is that, i can no longer knead my own bread (wrist problem), so i had to use my stand mixer.

let me know how it goes okay? :-)