Friday, April 23, 2010

CoCo's Table Rolls

Here's another successful attempt of me making bread! I'm starting to think that perhaps it's not so difficult to make bread afterall! This time I'm making table rolls, which is softer and sweeter than French loaf.

This recipe is from a very old book, from the 70s I think. It's written in Chinese, the cakes decorations are very old fashioned and the pictures of the chefs are super funny looking (very 70s). I had a really hard time translating the instructions, but the recipes work and there were alot of pictures to guide me through. Fantastic book, but instructions was a little TOO meticulous for me. I've simplified the steps a little.

Bread Flour - 300g
Yeast - 6g
Caster Sugar - 15g
Salt - 5g
Egg - 45g
Water - 150g
Butter - 9g
Egg (to brush on dough before baking)

1. Mix warm water with egg. Mix yeast, sugar and salt into flour. Mix egg mixture into flour mixture by hand and transfer onto work table dusted with flour.

2. Knead dough until smooth and smear butter onto dough before kneading again. Knead dough till surface is smooth and not sticky.

3. Pinch dough into a ball and place into an oiled bowl. Cover with cling film and allow to rise about 40min till dough is double its size.

4. Cut dough into small equal portions. Flatten it slightly and return it into a ball shape again by pinching from top to bottom.

5. Place on baking tray with baking paper. Wet knife to make incisions on dough and allow to rise again.

6. Brush egg on dough before baking 20mins at 180 degree celsius, or until slightly brown.

7. Cool before storing.

Enjoy fluffy rolls for breakfast! :)

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