These rolls are for those special occasions, when you throw caution to the winds completely…. And joyfully indulge….Mmmmm heavenly!
Make them for your next party, sit back and watch the compliments pour in 🙂
PS: Remember to make a big batch, for they tend to disappear fast!
You will need:
5 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup milk powder
2 cups luke-warm water
1 heaped tsp instant Yeast
2 tsp Salt
1 tbsp Sugar
2 tbsp butter
Some extra flour for sprinkling.
Making the dough…
Empty out some flour in a mixing bowl.
Using a spoon or whisk, aerate the flour by whisking it.
Now measure out 5 level cupfuls of the aerated flour in another large mixing bowl.
Add the salt, sugar, yeast, butter and milk powder to the measured flour.
Add the 2 cups of Luke warm water.
Using a wooden spoon, slowly bring the dough together.
At this stage the dough will look rough n shaggy.
Sprinkle some flour on top of dough…
and flip dough onto work surface.
Folding the dough…
Pick up top corners of dough,
and fold to meet bottom corners.
Using palm of your hand gently push dough back.
Give a 90 degree turn to the dough, so that the seam faces left. Repeat this process folding
and pushing dough for the next 4-5 minutes.
Now mid-way cover dough and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
Once again, fold and push dough for another 4-5 minutes, till it resembles a smooth ball.
Grease a mixing bowl.
Transfer dough to the bowl, cover with plastic wrap.
Allow to rise for 1 hour or till it more than doubles in volume.
Shaping and proofing the dough…
Once the dough doubles, transfer dough to a lightly floured surface.
Lightly pat with fingers and flatten.
At this stage, spread a liberal layer of my Garlic Herb Butter on the surface of the dough, leaving a 1/2 inch border on all sides
Now starting from the top gently, yet tightly roll dough, pinching down seams after each roll till…
the entire section is rolled into a uniform cylinder, with the seam tightly pinched close.
Now flip roll so that seam side faces down. Gently roll the dough with your hands to make a thin uniform cylinder.
Mark and cut into 16 uniform pieces.
Place the pieces snugly against each other in a greased cake pan. This pan fit 9 pieces.
Allow them to proof for about 20 minutes, till they puff up nicely.
Place the pan in a 375F preheated oven for about 25 minutes.
After 15 minutes, brush liberally with some more herb butter.
Increase heat to 400F and continue to bake to get a nice golden crust on the rolls.
Allow to cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes.
Serve while still slightly warm…Have your friends pull out each roll with their hands,
and enjoy these deliciously indulgent buttery treats! 🙂
Garlic Herb Butter