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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Eggless Dinner Rolls

 For the Baking Partners recipe challenge this month, Swathi gave us two recipes for dinner rolls along with seven shapes to try. One recipe is from the King Arthur Flour’s Website. The recipe is quite interesting as it has potato flakes in it. As we don’t’ get potato flakes here, she suggested using mashed potato instead. I halved the recipe and tried it. I also made three shapes – Rosette / Kaiser Rolls, Knot Rolls and Lion House Rolls. The rolls were so soft and had a soft crust. It tasted buttery and was so delicious. There was a slight hint of the potatoes and that increased the taste.  

All Purpose Flour/ Maida-1 3/4 cup
Instant Yeast-1 tsp
Mashed Potato-2/3 cup
Luke Warm Milk-1/3 cup + ¼ cup
Sugar-1 tbs
Salt-1/2 tsp
Butter-2 tbs

  1. Pressure cook a potato, peel and mash it with out lumps.
  2. In a bowl add flour, salt, sugar, yeast, mashed potato and butter.
  3. Mix all the ingredients until incorporated.
  4. Add the lukewarm milk and knead into a soft dough.
  5. Knead the dough for 10 minutes until elastic.
  6. Cover and keep it aside for 1 hour or until doubled.
  7. Deflate the dough and prepare rolls with various shapes.
  8. Arrange on a greased baking tray.
  9. Cover and let it double in size.
  10. Preheat oven to 200C.
  11. Mix 1/4cup of milk and 1tbs of sugar for milk wash.
  12. Brush this milk on top of the prepared rolls.
  13. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the crust is golden.
  14. Cool on wire rack.
  15. Serve warm with butter / jam. 

Mix all the dry ingredients.

Add milk and knead to form a soft dough.

Knead it for 10 minutes until elastic.

Cover and keep it aside until double. It is now ready for shaping.

Rosette / Kaiser Rolls

These are cute looking rolls. I have seen videos for shaping these rolls but never tried it.  Swathi gave a video link for reference. I watched two to three times before trying it. It was quite easy to prepare and the result was good. But I need to improvise it.

It is easier if you follow the step wise pictures. I tried to write it in words but it was so confusing. So I am just giving you a collage for reference. The video showing the making of kaiser rolls can be viewed here.

Knot Rolls

Knot roll is very simple. It is just like how we knot a thread. 

The collage shows the step wise knotting method.

Lion House Rolls

Swathi has given a video for the preparation of these rolls. But my dough was slightly softer and was tough to handle. So I just rolled the dough into a thin disc, cut it out into rectangles and rolled it like a jelly roll instead of making it as shown in the video. Still I got lovely rolls.

The measurement of the rectangles are taken using the length of index finger and thumb. Place your hand as shown and cut out rectangles. Then roll each rectangle into a roll. Arrange them in a tray, allow it to rise. Brush with milk and bake.

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  1. Gayathri, you did really well loved all the shape you tried. Yes mashed potato makes bread really wonderful.

  2. Great effort dear !! perfectly done and looks wonderful !!

  3. Rolls Looks absolutely perfect with beautiful crust on the top. You have such a beautiful blog. And I saw your videos, would you be able to help me with that ?? What type of software you use for editing the video. Thanks in advance.

    1. Hi, I use Windows Live Movie Maker for editing videos. And thank you for the nice words...

  4. Wow...These look so perfect and nice detailed post dear....You have got the shapes very neat...

  5. Never tried adding mashed potatoes... Will try next time... Thanks for the step wise pictures

    Wishing u and ur family a very Happy Deepavali..

  6. You have made perfect knots.. soft and fluffy dinner rolls.. would love them with my soup!

  7. Perfectly done dinner rolls!!! knowing your blog, this should have been such an easy recipe for you!!

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  8. Awesome rolls Gayathri, even i thought to make knots and kaiser rolls first,but finally did mine with easy rolling process:).

  9. First time here, perfectly done n nice presentation!!!

  10. Dinner rolls are so perfectly made and love the rosettes :)

  11. Dinner rolls so soft. Loved all the shapes!!

  12. Wow amazing it looks cute and soft :) :)

  13. WHat a delightful tutorial :) Way to go

  14. Loved you rolls...perfectly baked and beautifully shaped.

  15. very good ideas of shapes!!!!
    loved it

  16. the ideas for the different shapes,very epic!!
    loved it

  17. looks great!
    I am trying it tonight!


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