Sweet Dinner Rolls

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I’m back in Shanghai! Landed from Italy on Sunday afternoon, then Tuesday morning I head to Thailand where I got back from just yesterday. I feel like I’ve been away from China for months, while it’s only been a bit longer than 3 weeks.

Now it’s time to focus and work on my new year resolutions and projects. I’ve already got 2 kid’s birthday cooking classes planned for the coming weeks, my cheesecake business to work on (I haven’t told you about it yet, but I will soon with all the details), and also I’ve got to look for a new place…

The recipe I’m going to share with you today is a type of sweet dinner rolls that I made back in Italy for new year’e eve. They are are just slightly sweet so perfect to dine with.
Let me know how you guys like it :)

Ingredients (makes 30):

for the sponge

  • 100 g flour
  • 100 ml milk
  • 2 tbsp instant dry yeast
  • 2 tbsp sugar

for the dough

  • 400 g all purpose flour
  • 50 ml milk
  • 2 + 1 eggs
  • 90 g unsalted butter
  • 90 g sugar

Start off by dissolving yeast and sugar into 100 ml of lukewarm milk, let it stand on the counter for about 10 min until it gets all bubbling

DSC_0073then add the flour give it a stir

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and let it rest covered by plastic wrap for about 30 min

Next up, move on preparing the dough. In a big bowl combine 400 g of flour, 90 of sugar

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2 eggs, the sponge and the melted butter

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Start mixing all the ingredients on medium speed slowly pour in the 50 ml milk. Keep mixing until you get a very soft and smooth dough. If the the dough is too sticky, add more flour.

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Grease a big bowl with extra butter, transfer the dough, cover with plastic wrap and let it stand in a warm place for about 2 hours or until doubled in size

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Now at this point you can store the dough into your fridge for a couple of days or you can go on and continue making your dinner sweet rolls by dividing it into 35 g portions

DSC_0086Shape each portion into a ball by pulling the dough from the top to the button

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Cover with a towel and let it rest for 40 more minute. Meanwhile pre-heat the oven at 180 C (375 F)

then crack the last egg, beat it up and lightly brush it on each sweet roll

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then bake for about 15 min. Remove them from the oven and let them cool down! Tasty, easy and cute.

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Love

- LittleDani

 

About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.

3 comments on “Sweet Dinner Rolls

  1. Dani~~is it possible for you to also record the grams and ML into cup formations for those of us less familiar with the metric system ~~this looks like a great recipe ~~thank you so much for posting it for us to enjoy ~~sincerely Denise

    • Hey Denise, here you go
      for the sponge: 3/4 cup flour, less than 1/2 cup milk
      for the dough: 3 cups flour, less than 1/4 cup milk, 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp butter, a bit less than 1/2 cup sugar.

      Hope that helps!

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