We eat quite a bit of bread in our household. We love our bread. It's in our heritage to eat bread with almost, everything. Fortunatelly, I also love to bake bread so, I'm often baking bread, buns, rolls...
I love to experiment with different shapes and forms....It's fun!!! Here is my latest creation. Hope you enjoy it too! :-)
1/3 cup lukewarm milk
2-1/2 tsp. active dry yeast
1 tsp. sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup mashed potatoes
1 cup water
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 egg, lightly beaten
Sesame seeds or poppy seed, as topping
Place lukewarm milk into a small bowl. Add yeast and sugar; stir to dissolve; let stand in a warm place until foamy.
Place flours (white and whole wheat) into a large bowl. Stir in salt. Make a well in the center; add the mashed potatoes, yeast, oil and water, and stir together to form a dough. Knead for a few minutes, adding more flour if needed to form a smooth, bread like dough. Cover bowl and let rise in a warm place, for 30 minutes or until doubled.
Punch dough down and divide into 16 portions. Shape each into a 10 inch rope. Holding one end of rope, form into a coil. Tuck the end under; pinch to seal.
Place 2 inch apart on two, greased, baking sheest. Cover and let rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes.
Brush top with egg. Sprinkle with sesame seeds or poppy seeds.
Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
Makes: 16 rolls
TIP: For an Italian flavour, use olive oil in place of vegetable oil and sprinkle top of rolls with grated Parmesan cheese.
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