I think I just need an excuse to bake bread and The group Baking Partners seemed to be the best excuse for me:-). For this month Swathi suggested that we make dinner rolls and the challenge is to try the different shapes to make it more interesting. She gave us two recipes of which one is from King Arthur Flour Website and the substitution which she suggested for potato flakes(As it is unavailable here) is mashed potatoes . Though I was very apprehensive about using potatoes in breads, I must say , the rolls turned out to be very soft with a mild potato flavour
All purpose flour 3 1/2 cups
Instant Yeast 2 tsp
Milk 2/3 cup
Sugar 2 tbsp
Soft Butter 4 tbsp
Mashed Potato 3/4 cup
Pressure cook the potatoes till soft. Peel it and mash well and keep it asde
In a large bowl add the flour, sugar, yeast , salt, mashed potato and butter.Mix well
Now add the lukewarm milk and knead it into a soft dough
Transfer this dough to a cutting board and knead for around 10 minutes till it forms a very soft pilable dough.
Cover with a kitchen towel and let it rise for nearly 45 mins so that it doubles in volume
Pinch even sized balls from this dough and make Rosette, Lion house rolls and Knot rolls
Click on the name for the video demonstrastion
Place these apart on a well greased tray. Cover it with a kitchen towel and let it rise again for 45 minutes
Preheat the oven to 200C
Brush these rolls with milk and bake them for 15-20 MINUTES or till they start to brown on the top
Brush the warm buns with melted butter and serve!!
Lion House Rolls
Linking this to Baking Partner I did try all the rolls but i guess i need to improve in rossette.
These are the softest rolls that I have baked till date
Thank you Swathi.