Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Whole wheat Garlic rolls

These are made using the same recipe as the previous rolls...but the all purpose flour is substituted with whole wheat flour. They are best served when warm and fresh.


3 1/2 to 4 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup  warm milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup soft butter
1 egg
2 teaspoons instant yeast
(some cheese if you want filling)

Garlic butter:
50 g butter
garlic cloves 2
1 tblsp chopped herbs..parsley

Combine milk, sugar, and butter in a bowl. Sprinkle yeast and set aside.
Mix 2 cups of flour and salt in a large mixing bowl; add egg and stir well. Gradually add the warm liquid mixture, beating with your hand or an electric mixer at low speed for 2 to 3 minutes. Let the mix come together.
Add another cup of flour and work the dough at medium speed for 10 to 15 minutes. Gradually add, (in halves and quarter cups.)the rest of the flour if needed, to make a soft elastic dough.. you can test the dough by taking a small ball and pulling it and stretching till you get a translucent unbroken membrane. This dough will not stretch as much as the one made with APF.(do not add a lot of flour..only till the dough starts pulling from the sides and is not sticky to touch.)
Turn the dough inside out and with the seam side down, put the dough in a large bowl coated with oil. Coat the dough also with a little oil. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap.Keep it in a warm place undisturbed and free from drafts.
Let the dough rise and double in size.(maybe 1 hour or more depending on the weather)
After it has doubled, punch down and divide into 16 equal balls and place them in a buttered tin. (this time I have added a bit of cheese as filling )
Cover loosely with a plastic wrap and let it rest for another 20 to 30 minutes until doubled.
Meanwhile preheat the oven..both heating rods on.. at 180 deg Celsius.
Prepare the garlic butter by grating one or two cloves of garlic and slightly warming the butter till melted. add a pinch of salt to taste with the chopped herbs.
Bake for about 20 minutes ..or until the top is slightly browned.
Remove from the oven and brush liberally with the butter and toast again until golden brown.
Serve hot.