this post is all about our home staple dinner rolls. They are the fastest, easiest and fluffiest rolls i have ever tasted. And of course they are @mymamus approved 😉 Do you know those days where you get home from work and you mentally remind yourself to get a few things from the grocery store before and of course you remember the moment you walk in the door? Well usually in my case these “few things” involve milk and bread. And since i m nowhere near capable enough to make my own milk (animal restrictions such as owning a cow in an one bedroom apartment in London is the main reason 😛 ) i decided i ‘ll give bread a try.
These were also featured before in my “Bizarre Habit” dinner series (the christmas post) and let me tell you they were a huge hit.
Here is the super easy recipe:
1 cup warm water
1/3 cup extra light olive oil (can sub with coconut oil – i usually do)
2 tbs active dry yeast
1/4 cup sugar (can sub with brown as well)
1/2 tsp salt
3 1/2 cups plain flour (i usually sub half of it with wholemeal)
Pre heat oven to 200C (400F). Combine water,oil,yeast and sugar (no need to use a stand mixer i usually start with a spoon and them knead by hand). Let the mixture to rest for about 20′. Mix 2 cups of flour, salt and egg into the yeast mixture and then add the remaining 1 1/2 cups, half at a time. If the dough is too sticky add a little more flour till you can easily knead it without getting it stuck on your hands.
Put some parchment paper in a pan and shape the dough into small balls and place them next to each other – its totally fine, even better actually, if they are snuggly fitted into the pan. Let the dough balls rest for about 15 and then (optionally) top with sesame seeds and rock salt bits. Bake for about 15′ or until the tops are golden.