Fluffy Chubby Bunny Chow Bread Rolls

10479138_10152122432092234_1381030019812771269_nI adapted this recipe from one by Dani Valent in her Thermomix cookbook In The Mix 2. Making bread rolls that are lovely light glorious trophy-wife boob-like mounds can be a bit hit and miss – nobody likes eating thick wodges of bread pallet so the addition of Bread Improver makes them reliablely moundy…

The guilty pleasure of a sprinkle of salt on top is not to be underestimated. Heart attacks are for sissies!

What’s with the name, I hear you ask? Well in Dani’s book the recipe is actually for an indian curry which gets buried inside the roll (yum!) so it has some sort of english-indian colonial silly name which I can’t remember, so this is what they get called in my house. In my house we like nothing more than a potential double-entendre that you’re not really sure IS a double-entendre but you feel like it should be, so you snigger anyway.

I’ve provided two methods, one for Thermomix and the other for a bench mixer. I use the bench mixer mostly because it’s easier to pull the dough out and I usually do a triple batch to supply lunch rolls for the week (and that sort of volume would never fit in the TMX). There’s also no reason you couldn’t do it by hand with a mixing bowl and brute strength for the kneading, I’m a lazy bugger and would prefer someone else did the work for me but if you’re that way inclined, knock yourself out. Literally.

Serves: 4 large bread rolls
Time: 5 minutes prep, 1 hour prove,  5 minute prep, 10 minute cook

Ingredients

  • 400g bakers flour
  • 5g bread improver
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 50g olive oil
  • 200g tepid water
  • 1 packet of instant yeast
  • pinch of crystallised salt flakes
  • poppy seeds, or sesame seeds (or both)
  • salt flakes for garnish
  • milk (for a milk wash)

Gear

  • Thermomix or Bench Mixer
  • 2 x Lamington Baking Tray (or a baking tray/loaf tin of some kind), lined or floured
  • Baking paper
  • oven

Thermomix Method

  1. Place flour, bread improver, yeast and sugar in the mixing bowl and mix for a few seconds
  2. Add the water, oil and salt
  3. Knead  2 mins/Closed lid/dough mode
  4. Remove the dough from the bowl and shape into round rolls
  5. Place in your baking tin
  6. Leave in a warm place to prove for 1 hour
  7. Brush generously with milk
  8. Sprinkle seeds and salt flakes on top
  9. Heat the oven to 190c for 10-15 minutes till golden (and they sound a bit hollow when you tap on the bottom)

Mixer Method

  1. Place flour, bread improver, yeast and sugar in the mixing bowl and mix for a few seconds
  2. Add the water, oil and salt
  3. Knead for 2 minutes on low, 3 minutes on medium and 1 minute on low
  4. Leave in a warm place to prove for 1 hour
  5. Brush generously with milk
  6. Sprinkle seeds and salt flakes on top
  7. Heat the oven to 190c for 10-15 minutes till golden (and they sound a bit hollow when you tap on the bottom)

 

 

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