Bread Machine Recipes: White rolls

Friday, 11 September 2009

I like rolls much better than sandwiches. There's something about the crusty shell and soft interior of a roll that makes it much more alluring than two slices of bread. They are portable, you get to have one to yourself (not that I'm selfish of course) and they can be filled with any number of delicious fillings.

These rolls are made with white bread flour and the beautiful orangey glaze is from a brush of egg before they are baked. This also makes them beautifully shiny (the sunshine helped with that too of course!). They are easy to make and an excellent project to make with kids. the dough proves nicely in the bread maker then it's upto you how you want to shape them. I stuck with plain rounds rolls as I was making them for dinner but your only limit is your imagination. We always used to make plaits and cottage loaves when I was a kid.

1tsp yeast
500g white bread flour
1tbsp sugar
25g butter
2tbsp milk powder
11/2 tsp salt
300ml water

Place the ingredients into the bread pan of your machine and set on the dough program.
When complete, divide into 10-12 pieces and shape.
Place on a greased baking tray and allow to rise in a warm place until doubled in size.
Glaze with beaten egg and bake at 220C for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Eat warm with real butter or allow to cool on a wire rack.


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