Monday, July 13, 2009

Dinner Rolls



I'm always fascinated by soft and spongy glazing rolls and the very sight of those creates parade drums in my stomach! I love having these as an appetizer or for breakfast and nothing would ever please me other than warm freshly baked rolls with a slab of butter. Well my first attempt at making dinner rolls was a complete disaster and though the dough was okay(or at least i thought it was!) the final outcome was glazing rolls(thanks to the egg wash) that was very hard to bite and it seemed like an exercise for the teeth.


At that point of time I never knew that the quantity of ingredients that went onto the dough making other than the flour mattered so much and I added everything that I wanted to and finally baked it a temperature I thought was right never bothering to check the timing until I saw the golden glaze on top of the rolls! Of course you cant expect to make perfect rolls this way but so naive was I being new to the baking world and at that point of time nothing else mattered to me other than the final product.


Well I learnt from my mistakes and I should say-the hard way :) After this flopped attempt months back I never ventured into making dinner rolls until I saw Vahrehvah's Bread Rolls recipe. It tempted me enough to give a try and if you would like to know my verdict, this was the softest home made rolls I have ever had. Though the rolls may look a bit hard once you take it out of the oven, after keeping for some time it turns soft and spongy and can be had as such without any spreads. Though I made it to have with stew we ended up snacking half of it and had barely enough to have with stew :)


Ingredients:
All purpose flour - 2 cups
Melted butter - 2 tbsp
Egg - 1
Warm Milk - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1 tbsp
Yeast - 1 tsp
For glaze:
Egg white - 1

Method:
  • Dissolve sugar in warm milk and add yeast. Leave the mixture aside for about 15 minutes until it turns frothy.
  • Beat egg well.
  • Add melted butter to beaten egg and mix well.
  • Add the yeast mixture to the above and combine well. Keep aside.
  • Mix flour with enough salt.
  • Make a well in the center and add the egg yeast mixture.
  • Combine well, make a dough and knead well for ten minutes. The dough will be sticky at first but after the kneading process it would turn smooth and non sticky.
  • After the kneading process, do the folding process few times with the dough by folding it as you fold a sheet of paper.
  • Keep the dough in a pan and brush with enough oil on the surface.
  • Cover the pan with a damp kitchen towel and leave it in a warm place to rise for 1.5 hours.
  • After this time the dough would have doubled in size.
  • Punch the dough well to release the trapped air.
  • Again cover the dough with the damp towel and leave it for 10 minutes.
  • Make rolls out of the dough. You may make any shape as you wish.
  • Cover the rolls with damp towel and leave it for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400F(200C).
  • Take egg white in a small bowl and whisk it slightly.
  • Brush the top of the rolls with egg white and bake for about 15 minutes. The rolls would have turned golden brown by this time.
  • Serve warm with a slab of butter or any spicy curry!
Pooja.

Other Bread Recipes:

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85 comments:

ARUNA said...

wow these rolls look fantastic Pooja.....very crispy, gloden brown and i'm sure soft inside!

Mangala Bhat said...

wow!very nice ..it looks soo soft ,,Lovely pics aswell.

Gita said...

Dinner rolls with soup...thats my kind of dinner...love the glaze on the rolls :)

Aysha said...

Wow Pooja..the rolls r just awesome...d colour is so beautiful...would love 2 have it with any spicy curry...

Pooja said...

Thanks Aruna :) Yes looks crispy and hard once fresh out of the oven but turns soft afterwards!

Pooja said...

Thanks Mangala :) Yes it turned out very soft!

Pooja said...

Thanks Gita :) I love it too!

Pooja said...

Thanks Aysha :) Yes me too..esp with stews :)

Pavithra said...

Wow pooja those are looking so perfect and yumm wish to have it with that stew dear..looking gorgeous..fantastic glossy look

Vrinda said...

Wow..it looks indeed soft and spongy pooja...hats off to u..i never tried this at home,will surely try with ur recipe...yummm and buttery...

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Wow Pooja fantastic rolls, very well baked.

Padma said...

Dinner rolls look so so perfect Pooja... love the glaze on top :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Pavithra :) Went well with the stew :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Vrinda :) Frankly I made it after a long time since my flopped attempt with dinner rolls but this time it turned out good. Do give a try dear..you would love this :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Sadhana/Muskaan :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Padma :) I do too!

Kalaivani said...

Awesome Dinner rolls.

Cilantro said...

The rolls look so perfectly made. They have a nice glaze on them. Would love to make them some time.

Sanghi said...

These are simply delicious.. Wow! Drooling over them pooja!

Sailaja said...

perfect colour & texture....

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Wow awesome rolls... I usually snack a lot on these and I am not hungry for the real food...

Jenn said...

I love the shape of the bread. I could snack on that all day long. Or maybe just have it for lunch.

Sarah Naveen said...

Wow!!! fabulous!!! It looks so perfect!!!!!!!!!!!

Sushma Mallya said...

delicious rolls pooja...just looks so good...nice click

lissie said...

wow, the dinner rolls have turned out so perfect! love to have them with butter... :))

Bergamot said...

look amazingly soft... would love them with some herbed butter

Ann said...

Pooja,Truly professional with the glaze and texture..
I have one in my draft as well..

Great yummy clicks !!

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Wow..it looks soft and yum.

Suparna said...

hey pooja,
That's something really tasty!and vah chef inspired!!! I too can vouch for his recipes :) the bread rolls look damn good! snaps are very bright and tempting sweetie :)
TC

Prathibha said...

wow they came out perfect..nice color n crust..

Pooja said...

Thanks Kalai :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Cilantro :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Sanghi :) I love the glaze coz it makes it more appetizing :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Ms.Sailaja :)

Pooja said...

Thanks HCOF :) I too love to snack on these with some salted butter!

Pooja said...

Thanks Jenn :) Just like what we did!

Pooja said...

Thanks Sarah :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Sushma :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Lissie :) Me too!

Pooja said...

Thanks Bergamot :) Wow that is a great option!

Pooja said...

Thanks Ann :) Waiting eagerly for yours :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Dhanya :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Suparna :) Yes he is a great chef isnt he? I love his recipes and the way he explains each dish..makes me try even if the dish is difficult!

Pooja said...

Thanks Prathibha :)

Anuradha said...

First time to your blog. You have nice blog. Very fantastic rolls. It looks so perfect......... Will try soon...

Do visit my space when you get free time..

Valarmathi said...

Wow pooja rolls looks awesome. Looks so tempting.

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

snaps are really tempting Poojaa.. :)

Parita said...

You too...oh i wanna make these from such a long time, your rolls have come out soooo perfect! good job dearie...i too like vahrehvah chef's videos, they are really helpful!

Varunavi said...

wow fantastic rolls,feel like eating it now,wonderful job done :)

ganga said...

Pooja,lovely dinner rolls........looks so soft!

Shri said...

The rolls look so perfect and golden.So buttery...Yummy:)

Srilakshmi said...

WOW! Perfect looking rolls.. Must be heavenly to have a slab of soft butter and a glass of fresh juice to go along, right?

Pooja said...

Thanks Anuradha for dropping by :) Sure expect a visit soon :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Valar :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Lena :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Parita :) Wow then you neednt search more..Vahchef's recipe is perfect. You cant go wrong with that :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Varunavi :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Ganga :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Shri :) Thanks to the eggwash :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Srilakshmi :) Yes that would be great!

Muneeba said...

Oh Pooja, they are TOO CUTE! wanna just gobble them up.

Varsha Vipins said...

aww..That looks divine Pooja..I would love to have tons of it..!:)

Sweta said...

Hey Pooja-gorgeous looking rolls!Oh,yes-baking is one place where you have to follow a recipe to the T!!

Smitha said...

Oh those egg rolls look delicious. I have book marked this page. Have to make it sometime soon.

Preeti Singh said...

ooo myyyyy it looks sooo no nice and perfect....have bookmarked it pooja...too good.

VineelaSiva said...

Nice rolls dear.Its really making me tempting.Last month i tried one type bread it did not came out good.Since that day i am scared to do like baking recipes.Now i will try this pooja.

Kalyani said...

the rolls look great & delicious ... very nice pooja ....

Vanamala said...

Looks Awesome

Viki's Kitchen said...

Dinner rolls are so perfect and glossy. Thanks for revealing the secret dear:)

Pooja said...

Thanks Muneeba :) You may go ahead :D

Pooja said...

Thanks Varsha :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Sweta :) How true! I learnt it the hard way!

Pooja said...

Thanks Smitha :) Do give a try sometime :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Preeti :) And do let me know ur verdict too!

Pooja said...

Thanks Vineela :) Yes it happens but dont be discouraged. It would always turn better the next time!

Pooja said...

Thanks Kalyani :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Vanamala for dropping by :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Vicky :) Hehe guess this would help everyone!

comfycook said...

The rolls look lucious, a word, I wouldn't usually use for breads. In this case, it fits the bill. You must be some baker.

Shabs.. said...
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Pooja said...

Sure Shabs :)

Supriya Nair said...

The rolls are so tempting...thanks for visiting my blog...please do share the recipe for Coffee delight...you have a wonderful range of recipes here..:)

Pooja said...

Thanks Supriya :) Sure will do it soon :)

Sireesha said...

I'm smacking my lips at the thought of eating this :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Sireesha :) Do try it. Its very easy and you get perfect glazing rolls!