Friday, January 8, 2010

Day 8: Herbed Batter Rolls

Day 8.

I made these rolls to go with the soup we had last night, and they were amazing. Super easy to make and super flavorful.

You'll need:
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon garlic salt
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 egg
2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
2 1/4 cups flour, divided

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Dissolve the yeast in the warm water.

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Add the herbs, egg, 1 cup of flour, and sugar. Whisk with a wire whisk until smooth.

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Chop the butter into little pieces.

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Whisk in the butter chunks.

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Stir in the remaining 1 1/4 cups of flour with a wooden spoon.

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Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Cover with a damp cloth and place in a warm spot to rise. Give it about 20-30 minutes, or until doubled in size. I put mine on the bottom shelf of my baker's rack, right above the heat vent.

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Deflate the batter by stirring well.

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Grease a muffin tin, and use an ice cream scoop to scoop the batter into the prepared pan. Heat oven to 400*. Let rolls sit another 15-20 minutes, until doubled in size.

Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes or until golden.
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These turned out very nice. They were yeasty like a roll, but flakey like a biscuit. You could really use any combination of herbs and spices to fit your need. We'll be making these again.

3 comments:

But you can call me Miss... said...

souper... haha.

efranklin said...

These look really good... mmmm, I love carbs!!!

guiltysquid said...

Yummy! I never have yeast here anymore. I always intend to use it, but then I forget about and it expires.