I know I may have gone a bit over the top, but can you blame me?? Bread is one of those things that can make or break a meal. It keeps you entertained while you wait for your food, it helps you eat with style (don't say you've never had to resource to using your fingers to get that last bit off your plate), among many other very amazing tricks we are yet unaware of.
Also, If you go to a restaurant and the bread is dry, paper-like, you'll remember that. If the bread was warm and fresh, you'll be a happy lil one. Am I right?
So, and since I live in Germany, where they have a gazillion different types of wonderful bread, I've decided to share with you my favourite one of them all. So you can't say I'm not nice, I'm also gonna give you the recipe, that way you can have it at home whenever you want, warm and delicious, for any occasion.
For about 12 rolls you'll need:
- 350 ml warm water (like with the pizza, not hot nor cold, nice and warm otherwise the yeast won't work its magic)
- Whisked egg white to coat the rolls with
In a large deep bowl mix all the dry ingredients. Add the warm water and with the electric mixer, work it all together for about 2 minutes.
- Extra sunflower seeds to sprinkle on the rolls
Pre-heat the oven at 100ºC (apx. 225ºF or 1/4 Gas Mark). In the meantime, knead the dough, roll it and cut it in about 12 equal parts. Take one of the pieces, form a ball, make a 1/2 cm cut in it and place it on the baking tray. Once there, coat with the egg white, sprinkle sunflower seeds, and press slightly (repeat with each piece). When you are finished prepping all the 12 pieces, place the tray in the oven for 15 minutes (at the pre-heating temperature of 100ºC). After 15 minutes raise the oven temperature to 225ºC (425ºF/7 Gas Mark) and bake for another 25 minutes. After the 25 minutes are over, turn the oven off and leave the rolls in the closed oven for an extra 5 minutes.
Take them out, let them cool down (if you've got the will-power), and enjoy the way you want.
I made some nice mozzarella, tomato, and serrano sandwiches for lunch with mine today! How would you eat yours??
Labels: healthy food, home-baked, recipes, wholegrain bread rolls