Monday, March 21, 2011
So I decided to bake my own dinner rolls. Below is my version of the recipe. You can substitute the whole wheat with just plain AP flour if you want all white buns.
1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 tsp sugar
2 tbsp vital wheat gluten (optional)
1 1/2 cups warm water
4 tbsp vegetable oil (you can use butter if you want to)
Mix the sugar, 1/2 cup warm water and the yeast in a mixing bowl and set aside for about 10 minutes until the mixture starts to froth.
Sift both the whole wheat and white flour and baking soda into the bowl. Add oil, knead in a stand mixer or by hand for about 3 minutes,using about 1 cup of water until you have a dough that's smooth but slightly sticky. You can use more water if you think your dough is too tight.
Now place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover with a kitchen towel, and set aside for 2 hours until the dough has doubled its size.
Punch down the dough and divide into 12 balls.
Roll each piece out in your palm to form a rounded shape (or rolls). Place them side by side on an oiled baking sheet taking care to leave about 1-1/2 to 2 inch space in the middle. Place them aside once again to double. Its fine if they don't look perfectly round.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the pav in the oven and bake 20-30 minutes. until golden brown.
Brush the tops with a little ghee or butter, for that glossy look.