I am fond of the flavoured buns and rolls which we get in bakeries. When I saw these buns I quickly wanted to try it and so far I have made it thrice with different proportions of the flour. I always want to try my hands with wheat flour when it comes to buns/rolls - One such example is these savoury buns
because it is the only chance I can experiment. Because I havent succeeded using wheat flour for cakes , atleast cookies I can say they are good.
Whole Wheat Garlic Rolls Recipe
Makes 6 medium sized rolls
- Wheat Flour - 1 and 1/2 cup
- Plain Flour - 1/2 cup
- Warm Water- 3/4 cup
- Milk - 2 tbsp (optional)
- Active Dry Yeast - 1/2 tbsp
- Salt - 1 tsp
- Sugar - 1/2 tbsp
- Olive Oil - 1/2 tbsp
- Sesame seeds - 1 tbsp
For Garlic Spread:
- Salted butter, at room temperature - 2 tbsp
- Minced garlic - 6 big cloves
- Chopped coriander leaves - 1 tbsp
- Green chillies - 1 finely chopped / paste
Add warm water,milk,oil,sugar and salt in a wide bowl, add yeast to it and dissolve completely.Then add maida, wheat flour and knead it to a soft sticky dough.
Keep the dough in a warm place(near your kitchen stove) undisturbed for 1 hr. Keep covered with a wet muslin cloth/plastic wrapper. By this time the dough would have raised well. Now knead it once again with 1/2 tsp of oil and spread it out using chapathi roller for about 1/2inch thickness to form a rectangle/square. Dust flour if needed.
Prepare the garlic spread by mixing butter, coriander leaves and chilli paste. Now spread this garlic spread on one side of the rolled dough.Roll from one end to another gently and firmly.Reserve little spread for the topping.
Now cut it into 2 halves. Then cut each halves into 3 rolls each so that you get 6 large rolls(I got a extra tiny one too:)). Brush it with little milk on top. Then spread the remaining garlic spread on top of the cut side and sprinkle sesame seeds on top of it.Now keep them arranged in a greased tin with cut side up.
Now allow it to raise again for 30mins. Then preheat the oven for 180 deg C for 10mins.Keep the tin near the oven for good raising again, it will start sticking to each other.The first pic below is after 30mins, the second pic is after the preheating time. Bake it at 180 deg C for 25-30mins or until the buns starts browning like in the third pic below.
Now pull them apart and enjoy every bite.These buns are very soft and has a very aromatic flavour which fills in your home with its flavour when its baking.
- Water quantity purely depends on the flour so adjust accordingly. Judge the dough such that the dough is slightly sticky.
- You can add 1 tbsp yeast to make to raise even faster. You can even add 1tsp and allow it to raise for a longer time say 2-3 hours.
- The spread can be your own choice, you can even try vegetable/paneer stuffing. You can use the same method for making basic buns too.
- You can also replace the entire 2cups of flour with maida for a even more softer and bakery kind of bun. With full maida you will get a very softer bakery style buns.
- The buns starts browning to golden brown only during the last 10-15mins so dont panic like me :) Check if the buns are done after 25 mins then proceed with the extra baking time.
Labels: Baked Goodies, Bread based, Other Baking, Step by Step Recipe, Teatime snacks