Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Nice buns!

One of today's recipes in class was the 60 minute rolls:

2 packs (2-1/2 tsps) yeast
1/4 cup water
4 TBS softened butter
1-1/2 cups warm milk
3 TBS sugar
1 tsp salt
1 beaten egg
4 cups flour

Dissolve yeast in warm water with 1 teaspoon sugar, set aside. Heat milk, butter, remaining sugar and salt. Cool to lukewarm and combine with dissolved yeast. Add egg and then flour. Mix well. Turn on to a floured board, cover and let stand for 10 minutes. Knead until smooth, then form into balls and place on well greased pans. Let rise for 30 minutes. Bake at 400*F until done, about 20 minutes. Makes about 1-1/2 dozen.

Last night, I made the recipe as it reads, minus the part about covering. The kitchen was chilly, thus preventing proper rising. I also used hot water instead of warm. By using an electric stove, the bottom of the cookie sheet, well, burned the bottom of the rolls. Besides, I only kneaded it for a minute or so because the dough was so incredibly sticky.

This afternoon, we covered our rolls completed, so that no air was let in. Then, we used an egg wash on the top of the rolls, and let our dinner rolls rise in a machine-thing (great terminology, I know!) at 91*F for about 45 minutes before baking. We were told to mash our rolls down or else they would be tall. However, I like tall. Call it...compensation for last night's? LOL.

By the way, the one on the left is poppy seed, and the one on the right is basil and garlic.

In the mean time, since I had the camera, I decided to take a shot of the gorgeous sunset:

And what's camera time without a self-photo shoot?

Look at that sweet face. This girl would never scream at her classmates or take things from their hands when they don't listen to her. Do you really think she could?? :)

No, but that girl needs chapstick, fo sho!

1 comment:

  1. ALL of the rolls and muffins were good :)

    Love you,