There is a true beauty to baking in general, yet nothing surpasses the aroma of freshly baked bread penetrating into every corner of your home. The aroma likened to a warm hug or a heartfelt smile from a loved one you have been longing to see. For myself its been the longing to walk past the village bakery in Greece to relive a moment that has lasted a life time.
Now I know that you might be looking at these pictures thinking …..”she’s made rings, as well as rolls”, true I took the opportunity to make the Turkish “Simit” a bread ring that is heavily crusted with sesame seeds (which I was totally obsessed with eating at all hours of the day while in Turkey a few years ago). I uses the same method of baking as the rolls. So be brave and try something different …ps they make the perfect edible napkin rings 🙂
Sesame Seed Dinner Rolls
1 Tbs milk powder
40g Rice Bran Oil
40g Unsalted Butter melted
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons dry yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
500g Bakers flour
2 teaspoon honey
2 Tablespoons water
Topping: Sesame seeds
Place in a bowl the flour, milk powder, dry yeast, sugar and salt mix well to combine all. Add the water, oil, melted butter, egg and mix. Using a standard mixer with a dough hook attachment knead till the dough looks smooth and elastic – on medium speed for approximately 6-8 minutes.
Cover the dough with cling film to prevent forming a skin and leave to rest about 15 -20 minutes.
Divide the dough into 60g portion sized pieces. Shape each into a ball and allow to rest again for a further 10 minutes. Take each individual dough ball and press with your hand to open the dough to form a circle about the size of a teacup saucer. Then roll back again to the dinner roll shape.
Dissolve the honey and water. Sprinkle the sesame seeds on a small baking tray or flat dish.
Brush the tops of each dinner roll with the honey wash then roll the wet side in the sesame seeds.
Place on baking sheet lined with greaseproof paper.
Allow the dough rolls a further 30 – 35 minutes to rise.
Preheated oven at least 15 minutes prior to use at 200 degrees Celsius.
Just before baking, use a water filled spray bottle to spray a fine mist of water over all the dough rolls. Reduce the oven temperature at 170 degrees and bake the bread rolls until golden brown approximate baking time 12 – 18minute. (All depends how big you make to rolls)
Once baked place the rolls on cooling racks.
The only thing let to do is head to the fridge reach out for the butter, rip one of those freshly backed beauties apart and lay on the butter.