Bread baking has caught into me for some time and I have been doing repeated trials to get one right. Though the taste comes out good, the texture was never satisfactory (at least to me …;)) and so my trials went on till I nailed this one !!!! When I saw these beauties rise, fluff and come out of the oven so soft and full of flavor, I was sooo glad!
This is a very easy and simple recipe and for those longing to try breads or those who fear the art of baking bread could definitely try and get themselves happy. Though I wanted to do the braided bread, I did not have enough time to spent on getting those beautiful braids, and so I switched from that thought to simple rolls, which I later cut into single bite size pieces, which ultimately resembles pinwheel rolls ..;)
Little ingredients and some time, you would have your kitchen filled with great aroma and your tummy with yummy rolls. Perfect for a good morning breakfast, or an evening tea–snack….
Servings – 5–6 medium to large sized rolls
For the Dough:
- 2 1/2 cups – 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/4 tsp Active yeast
- 1/4 cup Sugar
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 2 egg
- 2–3 tbsp oil
- 1 tsp salt
For the filling:
- 1/2 tbsp ground Cinnamon
- 2–3 tbsp Light Brown Sugar
- 1/2 cup black raisins
- 2 tbsp melted butter ( reserve some for brushing)
- Egg wash from one egg for the final brushing
Combine all the ingredients for the dough and mix to form a dough. Place it on oiled bowl and let it rise for about 1 – 1 1/2 hours or till doubled.
Punch the dough down and divide them to either three or six balls and then let it rest for another 15 minutes.
Mix the ingredients for the filling, reserving some melted butter for brushing the dough before the filling.
On a floured surface, roll the dough and then brush with melted butter. Then place the filling.
Either braid or roll ( as per convenience ) and place them onto a loaf tin or baking tray and leave it to rise again for another 25–30 mins.
Apply the egg wash and then bake for about 20–25 mins or till done and golden brown.
Serve either immediately or later with a cup of coffee or tea !!!!