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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Shaped Dinner Rolls

Hi friends,
Sorry that I vanished from the blogosphere suddenly,actually kids were sick at home and had a party yesterday,had to prepare a cake.Kids are slightly better and the cake details will follow soon.I will surely drop by your spaces very soon and I think missed many of the Diwali collections too.
Coming back to today's recipe-Baking Partners # 4 comes with Shaped Dinner Rolls,a long awaited wish of mine to bake these cute ones.The baking experience was awesome,got to learn so many types of shaped rolls,which otherwise I would have never attempted.Thanx a lot to Swathi @Zesty South Indian Kitchen for suggesting these shaped dinner rolls.There were two recipes to prepare,I tried the one with egg.And Swathi had mentioned 7 different shapes,I tried out 4 of them.The dinner rolls turned out very soft & delicious,everyone loved it at home.Though the original recipe yields 2 1/2 dozen rolls,I just halved and made half of it.And I have listed the same measures for 14 dinner rolls.Enjoy!!!

all purpose flour 2 1/2 cup flour
non-fat dry milk powder 1/3 cup(refer notes)
sugar 1/8 cup
yeast 1 tbsp
egg yolk 1
warm water 1 cup (110-115 degree F)
salt 3/4-1 tsp
butter 1/6 cup (approx 2 1/2 tbsp)
for glaze
egg white  1
sesame seeds 1tbsp

-Add the yeast to the leukwarm water .Add the milk powder and sugar to it.Frothing appear by 10 minutes.
-Sift the flour and add 1 cup of flour and egg yolk along with softened butter,salt.
-Add in the yeast mixture and remaining  1 cup flour,knead dough.(If you are using an electric mixer,then mix on low speed,then increase speed to medium and finally knead by hands)
-The remaining 1/2 cup flour should be added to make the dough in the correct texture that means the dough should be soft,not overly sticky and not very stiff.The time you attain this texture stop adding more flour.
-Add half tbsp/ 1 1/2 tsp of oil over the dough and sides to prevent sticking.Cover and leave for 1 hour or until it reaches double in size.
-Punch out the air,knead again.Roll out the dough after dusting the surface with flour.Start cutting out shapes as desired.I tried the rose shapes,braided shape,clover shape & knot shapes.Have a look at this video for detailed shaping,here.
1.Clover shape-

2.Rose shape-
 3.Knot shape-

 4.Braided shape-

-Place on a lined tray with parchment paper and brush the top liberally with the reserved egg white.Sprinkle sesame seeds if desired.Leave for half an hour to rise.
-In the mean time,pre heat oven to 375 degrees F.Place the tray in the center of the oven after half an hour of rise,bake for 15-20 minutes.Mine was done at 16 minutes the first batch,the second batch was the braided pattern were I gave 2 minutes more for nice golden color,you can see the difference.
-Brush the top with butter immediately after its out(hot) from the oven.(The crust remains soft )
-Let it col on wire rack and serve.

Servings ~ yields 14 dinner rolls

* If you are making a larger batch,then double the ingredients & prepare.
* I have used carnation brand low fat dry milk powder.You can even use regular milk in place of milk powder.
* Brushing egg white on top gives a nice golden color on top.Be liberal to brush egg white.This step is optional for added effect of color.

sending this to Baking Partners #4 @ Zesty South Indian Kitchen
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Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

cute and delicious looking rolls

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful Julie, looks perfect and soft. Love your dinner rolls.

Sangeetha Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

So spongy, well done dear!!!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely aromatic dinner rolls :)

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Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome Julie, such perfect dinner rolls....very nicely explained too

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hotpotcooking said... Best Blogger Tips

looks so moist Julie, came out perfect.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

wow it looks so perfect!!!!

Familycook said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie, hope your kiddos are feeling much better now.

The rolls look so soft and fluffy.

Amina Creations said... Best Blogger Tips

wow... dinner rolls look perfect and delicious... the step by step picture is very useful...

Srividhya Ravikumar said... Best Blogger Tips

soft rolls..

Nandita Pai said... Best Blogger Tips

awesome golden brown colour there Julie... u seem to be a pro at this :)

Beena said... Best Blogger Tips

nice post .....mis u dear

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfectly done Julie!!! and yes we cannot do anything when kids are sick at home!!! hope they get better soon!!

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Mrs.Ahmed said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Hosting dear :)
Lovely bread rolls ...

Vidhya Viju Govind said... Best Blogger Tips

happy you could make it..of course kids should be your priority.. glad they are ok :)lovely rolls :)

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

welcome back....we were missing you....the rolls look fabulous. i am sure everyone enjoyed. looking forward to the cake recipe.

Achu said... Best Blogger Tips

Amazing dear :) beautifully done :)

Raksha said... Best Blogger Tips

the bread looks awesome

Sweet'n'Savoury said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the rich golden colour on your dinner rolls esp the braided one..perfectly shaped.

Tisa Jacob said... Best Blogger Tips

Creative! They look too pretty to eat- I'd eat them anyway, though :-))

What's Baking?? said... Best Blogger Tips

Fantastic dinner rolls. Love the soft texture.

Anisha said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow these look gorgeous... N ur blog too looks all bright n beautiful. :)

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Soft and fluffy to have with some hot drinks...yummy Julie!

Vimitha Durai said... Best Blogger Tips

They look so soft n spongy... Nice basket

Chitra said... Best Blogger Tips

Well explained. lovely shapes :)

Prema said... Best Blogger Tips

wow perfect rolls,luks too gud...

Amila said... Best Blogger Tips

these rolls look delicious & spongy...Feel like having a bite...
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Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

hope your kids are better now.. well made julie :)

Jannet Loves to Experiment said... Best Blogger Tips

Amazing shaped dinner rolls Julie. My favourite is the braided one. Love yours.

Hari Chandana P said... Best Blogger Tips

Woww.. looks too good and perfect. awesome job :)
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divya said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks sooo good.. such tempting pics.

Nandinis food said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! The rolls are nicely baked! Yummy! Lovely colour as well!

Faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

Super soft dinner rolls.....yummy

Cathleen said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my goodness, these are super cute! I love it!

Vidya Chandrahas said... Best Blogger Tips

Soft and spongy dinner rolls...perfectly done.

Shabbu said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect and yummy dinner rolls dear..
Hope ur kids are better now..

Priya Suresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Soft,spongy and damn cute rolls..All your rolls rocks.

cookingvarieties said... Best Blogger Tips

hi julie, sorry to hear about your kids not been well, hoping a quick recovery for them. you take care of your health too... the dinner rolls look very soft, appetizing and deli. have a nice day

Home Cooked food said... Best Blogger Tips

Amazing art of work.

Asiya Omar said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow!so soft..

Indu said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely rolls, look very soft...

misha said... Best Blogger Tips

Rolls look perfect yum

misha said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie I add a link to shaped rolls, but added my name instead of the my post name by mistake , plz help me change it :)

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey Julie!! Catching up after a long time :) These dinner rolls look stunning!! Will be trying soon!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

I only know how to make the first one! the 3 dots together..rose and braids are just amazing..

Mina Joshi said... Best Blogger Tips

Love all your bread rolls. Really great looking.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

So spongy and yummy.

gr8 and fantastic work done!!

hope the kids are doing well.


Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome job Julie,perfectly made..

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Great job! Yours look great.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Those look so perfectly done Julie, very nicely baked!