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

Dissolve the yeast in the warm water.

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

Chop the butter into little pieces.

Whisk in the butter chunks.

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

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.

Deflate the batter by stirring well.

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.

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.


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.