Homemade rolls are easy to make especially if you use bread maker but mine are made by hand from start to finish. With homemade rolls, you can easily customize the ingredients you are going to add for instance this Heart Shaped Kaya Rolls, you can omit egg or milk by substituting with soy or almond milk.
Really, you can use any basic sweet bread recipe and varies the filling. This time, I used kaya (coconut jam) as the stuffing. Be prepared to encounter messiness along the way. In fact my filling is overflowing at the time of rolling. as you can see from my photo below.
Nevertheless they turned out fabulous and tasted awesome! The are no harder to make and are a great way to dress them up for special occasion.
HEART SHAPED KAYA ROLLS
Yield : 10 rolls
250 g all purpose flour
1.5 tablespoon sugar
1.5 teaspoon instant yeast
1/2 tsp salt
3 tablespoon butter softened
3/4 cup + 2 tablespoon warm milk
* If adding an egg, reduce milk by 1/4 cup
1/4 cup or enough kaya (coconut jam)
Whisk flour and yeast in a mixing bowl.
Combine butter , milk, sugar and salt in a separate bowl, stir well.
Now add the milk mixture to the dry ingredients, forms into soft dough using a mixer or by hand.
Transfer dough onto floured surface and knead by hand until smooth for 10 minutes.
Place dough into oiled and covered bowl, let rise until double for 1.5 hours.
Punch dough down, roll out dough into rectangle about 10 x 14 in.
Brush the dough with kaya leaving 1 in bare edge along one long side. Spread filling evenly over the dough .
Starting with long edge, roll up dough into 2 tight cylinder until they meet in the center.
Using sharp knife, equally cut into 10 rolls. Shape the bottom center of the roll into a V shape. Place dough, in a baking pan. Let sit for 45 minutes, towards the end of rising time, heat the oven @ 190 C.
Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown, transfer onto rack to cool and brush with butter.
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