Friday, 11 June 2010

Bread Rolls with Instant Potato Flakes

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Hi.
Let me start by asking all my friends, how are you? As of for me I was getting grilled and baked in the extreme heat with temperature hitting 47C. Cooking and eating is an unavoidable affair but it’s quite torturous these days. The kitchen steams and blows me away.LOL.
I had been wanting to bake a bread but my regular readers would know my yeast fear (I call it the yeast ghost) so have been conveniently avoiding or rather postponing it. My brother’s gift to me (A Peter Reinhart book) also could not push or persuade me to attempt  one. Though I did attempt a pretzel during my initial days of blogging and it turned good but I still could not overcome my yeast fear. I guess the heat has hit me really hard that’s why I tried to overcome my fear  and attempted these rolls which I had bookmarked from Katy’s blog who herself had tried it from melskitchencafe.
Last few days there has been some respite with the temperature dropping by a few degrees because of the cloud cover and  cool morning breeze surely left me motivated because I started the entire   procedure around the afternoon, yup I am a little weirdo.Tongue out
I had all the ingredients  that I required , the only  worry was the yeast, whether it was still active? I had bought it a long time back and was hidden behind my stocks, without taking any chances I first proofed the yeast and the minute I saw the froth coming up I was all set to make the rolls. I did not play around with the ingredients and strictly followed the measurements and instructions, was in no mood to fool myself, so really played safe.
At the end of the baking I was surely happy that I tried these as I just enjoyed making them as I did not find them that tricky. They had the perfect bite and were soft to eatthumbs_up. It is one recipe which has surely motivated me enough to work more with the yeast, I guess, should keep trying such simple recipes to win over the yeast ghost.
Ingredients
3 cups APF
1/2 cup instant potato flakes
1-1/4 cups warm water
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp EVOO
2-1/4 tsp instant yeast
1-1/4 tsp salt
some extra APF
1 egg or some milk
Method
Combine well the APF, potato flakes and salt in a bowl.
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Warm the water and add the sugar and EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) to it. Add the yeast and using a whisk mix it thoroughly.
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Add the water to the flour mix gradually and knead. If the dough feels sticky add in a little flour (I needed to add more) and knead for about 5-6 minutes. The final dough should be smooth, non sticky and should easily come off from the sides of the bowl.
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Grease the dough and cover it with a cling film and leave it to rise for 1-1/2 hours or till it doubles in volume.
Punch the dough and divide it into 12 equal parts and shape them into balls.
Put the balls on a baking sheet and leave them for an hour to rise again.
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Apply an egg wash or milk wash and bake them at 200 C for 15 mins or till golden in colour.
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The rolls turned out to be perfect and as rightly mentioned toothsome. Sending this to Nupur’s BB4- What’s Lurking in The Kitchen and also to Bread Mania hosted by Chaitra at Aathidhyam.
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54 comments:

Priti said...

Pari the rolls looks so awesome...love the beautiful colour...lovely

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

love the rolls. Awessome job!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

It has turned out perfect.......must try.

Anncoo said...

This bread roll looks perfect. I just posted potato croquettes today would you like to take a look?
Have a great weekend ;)

Asha said...

I can understand the dilemma, got to cook but don't want to because of the heat. Same here too,and I am cooking with central AC on full blast, still sweating, huffing and puffing infront of the stove! Not easy for us, is it? It's 90F today, will go up to 94F this weekend. Summer will be even worse I guess. India atleast can look forward to Monsoon soon.

Love Potato buns!:)

Pari said...

hi Priti, thanks for the quick comment, am glad u liked it.
Thanks so much Somoo.
Sailaja u would love them.
Thanks Anccoo, would love to read ur post, will be off to ur blog.
So true Asha, i would be more than happy if some body can cook food for me.

divya said...

wow.. looks amazing!! great pics too...

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Awesome bread rolls...lovely texture..

Kairali sisters said...

Pari..you did it friend, bread rools looks fabulos...Perfectly baked..

Love
Kairali sisters

Suja Sugathan said...

Looks awesome, very pretty and perfectly baked.

Pari said...

Thanks Divya, kairali sisters, Suja, sadhana and Muskaan.

Nupur said...

They look beautiful- I'm glad you got a chance to use that yeast. Thanks for the entry.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Yummy looking rolls. Looks so good. Turned out perfect for u....YUM!

G! said...

Aah Tai... These bread roles look sooo yummy... I can smell the baked freshness thru my laptop screen..:)

Kiran said...

Your bread rolls look perfect.Love the moist look of the rolls.Can I have some please.

Pari thank you for your wishes on my 100th post.Would love to see your entries with barley.

Pari said...

Thanks Nupur, I am glad I could make it ur event.
Thanks Sukanya
Thank U G, Aai baba ke saath bhej doon?
Sure Kiran, most welcome to have them, will surely try to send something for ur event.

Mina Joshi said...

Pari

The rolls look great. I am keen to try out the recipe. Not sure what EVOO is? Any hints on where I could get it in UK?

Mina

Pari said...

Glad u could figure out what EVOO is have moderated the other comment.I will add the expanded form to the post.
For other's convenience it is extra virgin olive oil.

Vrinda said...

Awesome rolls n gr8 click...

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Pari, I too have that fear of yeast and dread baking a bread. Anyways, I have only recently started baking. But, your buns have come out beautifully, I love that golden color.

Rachana Kothari said...

The buns have come out really well. Lovely texture!

Az said...

Lovely!!! Nice clicks as well...

Swathi said...

Pari,

You definitely won over yeast. Buns looks perfect.

San said...

Delicious n cute bread rolls pari.Wish i could taste it.

Rach said...

Looks yumm :)

Pooja said...

Cute and perfect rolls!

Nandini said...

What lovely rolls! I'm drooling. It's a real treat for snack time.

Cham said...

With the heat blowing i will never attempt to turn on my oven for sure! The buns looks yum!

Hari Chandana said...

looks awesome.. :)

SIMPLY DELICIOUS said...

wow!perfectly baked b.rolls!xllnt texture

Sushma Mallya said...

Beautiful glossy bread rolls , its really so perfect ...and what is potato flakes??

Pari said...

Priya, this is the simplest recipe to win over the yeast.
thanks Rachana,rach, Nandini.
Yes, Cham I do agree that I can be a weirdo at times, but glad for being that as I thoroughly enjoyed the rolls.
Pooja, good to see u after a long time.
Sushma, potato flakes are instant flakes used to make mashed potato, comes out very handy, I used the Vegit brand.

jayasree said...

Rolls looks awesome and perfect.

Jay said...

wow, rolls look very beautiful, sounds like a must try...!

Malar Gandhi said...

Oh my, what a beautiful dish...sucha perfect shape, color and must be very aromatic and tastee as well:)

Katy ~ said...

Your photos are perfection...golden globes of goodness!!

knk said...

this is very delicious nice snacks thanks for this recipe

Sushma Mallya said...

Thanks pari...

Reshmi said...

perfect dish...very easy to prepare...

suma said...

These looks super tempting, just too good!!

Priya said...

Bread rolls looks fabulous Pari, i have some potato flakes, thanks for sharing this bread rolls..

Melanie said...

Glad you liked this recipe and that it worked out great for you!

Padhu said...

Hi Pari
Bread rolls look awesome!!

An Open Book said...

oooh the first pic looks gorgeous...

Parita said...

Bread rolls looks so delicious and perfectly baked dear! fab!

Srivalli said...

Looks great!

Sayantani said...

I also have yeastfobia as it has falied me thrice. the rolls look awesome.very smooth and shiny...must have tasted great.

PJ said...

omg Pari, the bread looks sooo delicious! you have nothing to be worried of from the yeast ghosts :) but i know what you mean, i have been scared of bread baking too.. guess we just need to throw ourselves in the water and then learn to swim..

Raina said...

Your rolls look wonderful! There is nothing like fresh rolls with dinner..yum! Thanks for sharing these. I will definitely give them a try:)

Pari said...

Thanks Melanie, I am looking forward to try more from your space.
Sayantani these rolls would be perfect to try to shrug away the fear.
So true PJ, unless u get in the water how will u learn the skills, am glad I did not drown myself. LOL.
Thanks Parita, padhu, Priya, KNK, Jay, Malar and an open book.

Valarmathi said...

Perfect and awesome bread rolls, looks tempting and delicious.

Gouri Guha said...

The bread rolls look awesome and so well baked...fresh ones can satisfy the tste buds.

Sharmila said...

I have been using the instant potato flakes for tikkis etc. .. never thought of baking bread with them. This sounds liek a doable recipe ... and those buns look perfect Pari!

shahana said...

Awesome rolls.grt work Pari!

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