Making your own dinner rolls are surprisingly easy and when you taste these soft rolls, you'll agree they are superior to any store bought ones.
Baking bread is a complete joy for me and I had a lot of fun experimenting classic recipes with a new twist. How about baking this Dark & Soft Dinner Rolls for breakfast or snack? These rolls get its color from cocoa powder and instant coffee.
The dough for these Dark & Soft Dinner Rolls have a nice texture and is simple to shape. One of the important elements in getting a perfect roll is the liquid. It should be lukewarm rather than hot. Small difference in the amount of water can make a big difference to your finished loaf. Too little liquid creates a dense and dry loaf.
When you make bread by hand, kneading and shaping it lets you get a good feel for the dough and its elasticity. If it is too sticky, leaving it for 10 minutes after mixing can help. Remember, you will get better as time goes on.
DARK & SOFT DINNER ROLLS
Yield : 8 rolls
2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoon warm water
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tablespoon cocoa
1 tsp instant coffee
1/2 tsp salt
1 and 1/2 tsp instant yeast
2 tablespoon melted butter
Milk for topping
Place flour, cocoa, coffee sugar yeast and salt in a mixing bowl. Stir to mix.
Add in butter and warm water. Mix and forms into soft dough. If too sticky, add 1-2 tablespoons more flour.
Transfer onto floured board, knead by hand for 10 minutes.
Place dough in an oiled and covered bowl, let rise until doubled for about 1-2 hours.
Gently punch the dough, divide into 8 ball. Shape as desired and let rise for 60 minutes. Towards the end of rising time, preheat oven @ 180 C,
Brush rolls with milk and bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Enjoy!
Other bread recipes you would be interested:
Braided Nutella Brioche
Chocolate Swirl Bread
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