Friday, August 1, 2008

Homemade Dinner Rolls...

Back again with my Bread Baking Mania...I am truly addicted to the aroma of freshly baked bread at home. These days, I have reduced the number of hours I am working because my Health is not permitting me too those long hours continuously on my feet...So I decide to cut back on my working hours and what better to do with the free hours at home than make some yummy goodies that we both eat. (Read it as My Husband does not Fuss about...:-D)

I took out the recipe I had for baking Dinner Rolls which we got in our Yeast Goods class which I used on regular basis when at School in other Kitchen classes...I used to bake these rolls to serve as accompaniment to Soups, Stews to get extra points when the final dish was served for our chef to taste and evaluate. Some Chefs were impressed as to how I found time in between cooking 4 items in a 4hour kitchen class...I always ended up getting extra points for making that extra bit of effort...and this practice helped me in my Advanced Yeast Goods Class..(I scored 98/100...highest in the school...)

The above picture is My First Dinner Roll....(It felt Great holding it)...Now the secret is that the recipe is very easy to follow and make...and they have always worked whatever be the situation...So here goes the Recipe...

Ingredients:
200gms Plain Flour/Wholemeal Flour (If you can get - Bakers or Bread Flour)
10gms Active Dry Yeast (or 5 gms Fresh Yeast)
120ml Milk
1tsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
2 tbsps Butter (melted and cooled)
To Finish:
Caraway(Ajwain) Seeds/Sesame seeds
Milk to brush on top

Process:
1) Firstly heat the milk to lukewarm stage or 37*C. Be careful the milk should not be Hot if not the yeast will not be activated.

2) Add the Yeast and Sugar in a bowl and add the warm milk to it. Mix to dissolve and add the warm milk. Leave it aside till a froth develops and increases in volume. This means that the Yeast has been activated.(This Process is called Basic Proove)

3) Meanwhile Sift the flour 2 to 3 times to aerate it and add the Salt to it and keep aside.

4) Once the Yeast is ready, form a bay in the flour and slowly mix the flour to form a dough by adding the yeast mixture little by little. While mixing the flour move your hands in a circular motion collecting dough to the liquid as the hand is moving.

5) Once the dough is formed. Cover and keep aside to Proove(rise) again for about an hour or till the dough doubles in its volume.

6) Once the dough has doubled in volume, remove it onto a lightly floured surface. Then knock back the dough to its original size by kneading it in slow motion using the palm of your hand. Continue kneading for another 10 minutes till the dough is smooth and elastic.

7) Then add the melted butter and knead again till butter is well incorporated into the dough.

8) Divide into 6 equal portions (above recipe makes 6 rolls) and shape them into rolls by rolling them in a circular motion using the palms of your hands and place them on a lightly oiled baking tray. (refer picture below)


9) Leave them in a warm spot for another 20/30 minutes to rise again. (picture below)


10) Once they have risen to double their size, brush them with milk on top and sprinkle few Caraway or sesame seeds.

11)Bake them in a Preheated 200*C oven for 10 to 15 minutes or till they get a nice golden colour on top.
Disclaimer: Oven Temperatures Vary...so adjust accordingly...

12) Serve them warm from the Oven as fresh bread is at its best of taste when warm. They can be served along side soups or any dish as an accompaniment.

I eat them as it is...:-D because I bake mine using Wholemeal Flour as a healthier option....

I had these pictures that I shot long ago for the purpose of blogging...but back then never had the time to blog as regularly... as i do now...So I am using the same snaps I shot back then for this post... But I recently baked them as an accompaniment to Spicy Pav Bhaji...

Image Source: My Trusty Phone Camera
Recipe Source: Yeast Goods Class (with my own additions and deletions ofcourse..he he...:-D)

Try this recipe out and do let me know how it comes out...Until then Happy Cooking....:-)

20 comments:

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

These are delicious dinner rolls Amu !!

Amu... said...

Thanks Once Again Swati...:-)

Srivalli said...

wooo..those rolls are looking great...nice place you have here amu, thanks for letting me know!...

abt MEC, this month its potluck..so you can make anything you want in microwave and send it...thanks for the interest!

Shreya said...

The dinner rolls look great.. Even I like them as it is! Nice to use wholemeal flour..

Rajani said...

hi amu, my first time to your blog, you've some neat recipes here. will really have to try my hand at the dinner rolls, looks quite simple to make and with pav bhaji you say? what a great combination!!!!!

Amu... said...

@Srivalli...
Thanks for visiting my Blog....:-)

Will work on MEC...and see what I can whip up....Thank you once again...

@Shreya...
So you Join me too...good on you...
using Wholemeal Flour is my Detox Lifestyle (After a day of True Fatty foods...)...hehehe..:-D

@Rajani
OMG!!! You have put me a list of Greats..(and jealous of me...whoosh...really flattered)..but I dont think theres anything great in My Blog at all....Thanks Rajani..:-)

You have an Awesome Blog as well...I have added you in my Blog Roll....Delighted to meet you....Amu

Padma said...

Amu, dinner rolls looks lovely, I am sure you enjoyed baking them and eating as well... Amu I am trying to add ur rss feed in my google reader, but am not able to do so, did u enable that option?

LMK

Amu... said...

Thanks a lot Padma...I surely did...I am addicted to the smell of Freshly Baked Bread...:-)

Btw...I am not sure about RSS feeders...do let me know what to do...and i will do right away...Thanks...

Padma said...

pls. drop by my blog and pick up your award. :)

Maya said...

Hey Amul, They look soo yum - and sooo much better than what we get at the stores here.... I usually buy them only when we have a lot of guests and we are making pav bhaji or something like that. This looks easy to make for one of our own meals - and like you said healthy too...

On a different note, do you have a recipe for a banana bread - something healthy (not using lots of butter and maida) for using all those banans which are ripe and brown... Thought it would be nice to bake some bread like that and have a slice of that in the morning for breakfast along with milk - while you're outta the door to office.. Let me know...

Amu... said...

@Maya (my Poorni)
Thanks babes...finally a comment from you...on Ninth Cloud now...:-)

Healthy Banana Bread...hmmmm... let me dig up and find something for you...thoda time dho sweety...I am sure i can find one for you..:-)

Rajani said...

Amu, while you dig up the healthy recipe, why don't both of you visit my blog - I've got a really tasty wholewheat banana loaf post out there under the wholesome wholewheat category or cakes n bakes. its my favorite recipe and I make it v. often with leftover overripe bananas (that get shoved into the freezer).

Amu... said...

Hey Rajani...
Thank you so much...I passed on the link of your recipe to her...and hope she tries it...

But i surely will..:-)
Thank You...

Rajani said...

making your dinner rolls as i type - just put aside theyeast milk sugar mix - and sieved the flour. but the yeast thing doesnt look like its moved an inch forget froth. how long does it take??? i've used active dry yeast and do i need to mix the 3?? or just leave it as is? hope u see this message like NOW~!!

Amu... said...

@Rajani...
Sorry...had a day off and with all excitement of pooja and rakhi...I am tired so dozed off...

coming to your query....
DID YOU WARM the Milk...milk should be warm(37*C)...and it takes about 10 to 15 minutes if the climate is warm and lesser if it hot...but humid and colder climates it might take more....make sure that you keep it in a warm spot...it will help...

but even after that the yeast does not rise...then you need to check the Date of Manufacture and Expiry on the pack...sometimes the fault lies there...Do check...

Hope they have worked...

Rajani said...

made the rolls will be posting the pics tommorow - I hadnt stirred the yeast mix!!

they look nice- taste good too I used atta so they are a bit dense and the cover/skin is thick - is that how its meant to be?

urs look really soft and spongy from the outside as well. happy rakhi!

Amu... said...

@Rajani...
I am Glad they worked allright...btw in the above i meant...check expiry date of Yeast...

Atta is like Wholemeal wheat kada...so rolls are more denser and firmer...Outside cover mine too were hard when I did first time......to prevent that I brushed once with milk and hallfway thru baking again brushed with milk...so double time...

But the hard crust has its own taste...Hope you have enjoyed baking the rolls...and enjoyed eating them...

waiting to see the pics...Thank You...

Rajani said...

thank you amu for the wonderful recipe - hope you post more bread recipes for me! the dinner rolls are up on the blog! do visit. :)

Nidhi said...

Those dinner rolls look so lovely. Wish I could lay my hand on them rt away. I had never baked anything in my life until a couple of days back. Your rolls are in for my next baking.
How did u bake these...microwave or oven? Any specific mode to bake?

Amu... said...

@Nidhi...Welcome to my Blog...its is very nice to drop by and thank you for your lovely comments...

Do Try Them...They were made in a Traditional Oven....not in a microwave...Oven is the best medium to bake them...

Hope that answers your Query..:-)
Do keep visiting...