I found a new recipe for rolls and buns the other day and wanted to try it. Here's how they're supposed to turn out.
And here's how my first batch looked:
There are lots of different breadmakers with different directions on the order in which you should add ingredients. Because I oopsied the order on mine, my first batch didn't rise...um...at all. They were awful looking, hard, sadly yummy rocks. Jimmy and I fed them to the ducks.
Here's how they look side-by-side. Sad.
At least I got it right the second time. And, if I may say, they were heavenly. I made homemade burgers and fries, and...yowza. Needless to say, the burgers went on bun batch 2. Bun batch 1 just hid its face in shame.
Here's the recipe I used. I found it on AllRecipes, which is a great site for...recipes.
These are listed as "Uncle White's Bread Machine Rolls"
- 3 cups bread flour
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- stick butter
- Place the bread flour, buttermilk (I didn't have any buttermilk, nor did I want to make a trip to the store just to buy some, so I subbed yogurt and a splash of milk), brown sugar, salt, yeast, and egg yolk into a bread machine. Using the Dough setting, allow the machine to mix the ingredients until moist. Pause the cycle and pour in the oil, then let the machine continue to the end of the Dough cycle.
- Grease muffin pans or a baking sheet, and set aside. (Because I was making buns, not rolls, I just used a Silpat on a perforated baking sheet.)
- Punch down the dough, and remove it from the machine. Divide the dough into 12 equal parts, form into round, smooth rolls, and place them into the cups of the muffin pans or on baking sheet, making sure the rolls don't touch each other. Cover the rolls with a kitchen towel, and let rise in a warm place until double, about 25 minutes. (Again, I wanted burger buns, so I shaped them into six rolls, rather than twelve. I could easily have done eight, as I learned when my six came out humongous.)
- While the rolls are rising, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake the rolls in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Rub the tops of the hot rolls with a stick of butter for a soft crust (I brush on melted butter before I put them in to bake, which gives them a nice, brown top) , cool the rolls slightly, and serve warm.