For the second day of mini bakes, I chose to do mini bread rolls. Usually kids like rolls that are buttery and soft, and it is rare that kids like those artisan breads which is so crusty. My daughter loves those crusty breads. When I first made the crusty bread, I was not sure whether I need to serve it for hubby and Sruti. Hubby didn’t like it as I predicted, but Sruti loved it so much. I don’t know how she likes these types of rolls, but she loves to have it with nutella/ peanut butter/ jam. When I saw the recipe I didn’t even think twice as I have a huge fan at home.
The recipe I saw was completely different. It used very little yeast and proved the dough for a whole day. But I did changes to the quantity of yeast and proved it like the usual bread. And the original recipe mentioned about baking in a Dutch oven, but as I didn’t have it, I baked it in my normal baking tray covered with aluminium foil. The rolls turned out super crusty and the interior was so moist with great texture. And you know what, you just need to mix the dough with the spoon. Only time you handle the dough is while shaping the rolls. This is a very quick method of making Artisan bread like rolls and I am sure it would make a great base for sandwiches and burgers.
Makes 8 Mini Rolls
All Purpose Flour / Maida – 1 + 1/2 cups
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Instant Yeast – 1 tsp
Water – 3/4 cup + 1-2 tbs
In a bowl mix together flour, salt and yeast.
Add 3/4 cup of water. If needed add more to form a slightly sticky dough.
Just mix with spoon and do not knead.
When all the ingredients are incorporated, cover with cling film and set aside until the dough is double in volume.
Once the dough is bubbly on top, take it to the counter. Sprinkle flour and shape it into a round.
Divide it into 8 equal portions.
Roll each into a roll.
Arrange on a baking tray, cover and set aside for 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 250°C.
Once the dough is proved for 30 minutes, cover it with aluminium foil and bake for 15 minutes.
Then remove the foil, return the tray back to the top rack of oven.
Bake for 5 more minutes or until browned.
Remove from oven and serve it hot.