Halloween inspired…Blood thirsty Monster Herb Rolls!
Aromatic & flavorful with a surprise filling of crunchy fried onions , they are sure to be a big hit for your Halloween celebrations !
They will leave you and your family scrrrreaming for more….so remember to make a big batch, they tend to disappear fast!
100% Vegetarian, and brushed with all-natural beetroot juice (to look like blood) these Halloween inspired monster rolls are baked to a golden crust with a cottony soft to-die-for delicious texture.
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 garlic herb butter and crunchy fried onions (you can use ready fried) 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 pan.
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.
Take out of oven and brush liberally with fresh beetroot juice to add the bloody color.
Bake for another 3-4.minutes to set the ‘bloody’ red color.
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