one cup warm water (blood heat about 37°C)
two teaspoons sugar
two teaspoon dried yeast
two cups white flour
one teaspoon salt
½ cup additional flour
- Measure the warm water in to a tiny bowl.
- Add the sugar and stir to dissolve.
- Sprinkle the yeast over the surface of the water. Leave in a warm place for ten minutes until the mixture is frothy.
- Sift the flour and salt in to a warm bowl. Stir the frothy yeast mixture well then pour in to the flour. Beat well with a wooden spoon.
- Cover the bowl with a wet teatowel or plastic film and leave in a warm place for ten minutes.
- Stir the mixture till you have a soft dough (not sticky, not dry and crumbly). If sticky, add more flour a tablespoon at a time. If dry, add up to one tablespoon milk, a tiny at a time.
- Tip on to a floured board and knead for four minutes.
- The kneading method is a fold, push and turn movement. Fold the far side of the dough towards you along with your left hand, then press down with the heel of your right hand and push the dough away from you. Give the dough a quarter turn and repeat until the dough is no longer sticky.
- To check if the dough is kneaded , dent the dough with a finger. When prepared, the dent will fill in so you can see where the dent was.
- To make the rolls, break off 12 evenly sized pieces of dough and roll in to balls.
- Place the balls on a warm greased oven tray or warm greased muffin pans. Brush with milk to glaze.
- Cover with a wet tea towel or plastic film and leave to rise in a warm place for about ten minutes or until about doubled in size.
- Bake in a hot oven at 220°C for 10-15 minutes.
Makes 12 rolls
The key to making these rolls quickly is the heat incorporated in the work of the method. This speeds up the work the yeast does in the bread rising method
To warm the bowl, pour in hot water, tip the water out and dry the bowl thoroughly.
A warm place is a sunny window sill or kitchen bench, the oven at 50Â°C or the hot water cupboard
The kneading method incorporates air in to the dough and helps to make a light easy-to-eat roll.
Blood heat is your body temperature (37°C) and the water ought to not feel much hotter or colder than your skin. Check on the inside of your wrist as you do when testing the temperature of milk for a baby's bottle.