Sourdough Dinner Rolls Recipe along with video to easily understand the preparation
It has been a long time since I baked anything with my sourdough starter. I have been religiously feeding both my starters every 10-15 days, but haven’t got any inspiration to bake breads. Finally yesterday, I thought of giving it a try. I get a few queries about using bread improver in recipes, but I keep saying that I don’t want to add anything in my bread. But after a while, I thought why not give it a try.
Reading reviews on Amazon, I finally decided to order Urban Platter’s bread improver. Coincidentally, it arrived on the same day I decided to bake these rolls. So I added the recommended amount and kept my fingers crossed. I planned to make these beautiful sourdough dinner rolls with my nicely fed starter.
Using bread improver in my sourdough dinner rolls recipe
My bread dough was so soft after the kneading and I can definitely see a difference after adding the improver. The climate is super cool here and I couldn’t see any change in the dough. So I decided to keep it in fridge and continue the next day. The next day, I removed it from fridge and let it double. It took nearly 6 hours. Once it doubled, I started with the shaping, and my GOD, they were so tender to touch. That is completely because of the improver I added.
Makes 10 Rolls
Maida – 375 gm
Bread Improver – 4 gm
Sugar – 2 tsp
Salt – 2 tsp
Milk Powder – 2 tbs
Active Sourdough Starter – 150 gm
Butter – 50 gm
Milk – 125 – 150 ml
In a bowl, combine together maida, bread improver, sugar, salt and milk powder.
Add the butter, sourdough starter and 125 ml of milk and mix everything to form a soft dough.
Add extra milk if the dough is too dry.
Knead the dough for 8-10 minutes or until smooth, soft and elastic.
Cover and set aside until double in volume. It may take 3-6 hours depending on the climate.
Once it is double in volume, take it back to counter and slightly degas it.
Divide it into 10 equal portions and roll each into a tight roll.
Arrange on a baking tray and cover with cling and set aside until 1.5 times the volume. It would take 1 hour to two hours depending on the climate.
Preheat oven to 250°C.
Brush the buns with milk and sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
Bake for 20-25 minutes in the preheated oven until they sound hollow.
Allow them to cool on wire rack and serve!