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Milk rolls

Milk rolls

This sweet milk bread, made as baps or rolls, with its sugar topping is delicious for breakfast or with afternoon tea.

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Last modified on: September 11th 2018

For 16 breads, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
1 hour 11 min.4 hours20 min.5 hours 31 min.
Preservation: A few days, best if reheated in the oven.
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Step by step recipe

1 Milk rolls : Photo of step #1Put into a food processor bowl: 500 g flour, 60 g caster sugar, 10 g salt, 15 g yeast, 300 ml whole milk and possibly 100 g Soured dough (for tastier milk rolls).

Be sure to add the milk while it is still cold (straight from the fridge) as this is important for the recipe to work well.

Knead for 8 minutes on slow speed.



Note: For the best way to knead, see: A few tips for effective kneading at home.
10 min.
2 Milk rolls : Photo of step #2Add 75 g butter cut into small pieces. 1 min.
3 Milk rolls : Photo of step #3Knead for a further 5 minutes or so until the butter is well mixed in. 5 min.
4 Milk rolls : Photo of step #4Gather the dough into a ball and leave in a bowl covered with a plastic sheet for 1 ½ hours at room temperature. 1 hour 30 min.
5 Milk rolls : Photo of step #5Then, when the dough is well risen, flatten the ball out roughly on the work surface and cut into pieces of about 70 grammes. 15 min.
6 Milk rolls : Photo of step #6Roll these into balls and place on a baking sheet, then cover with a sheet of plastic and put in the fridge for 30 minutes. 30 min.
7 Milk rolls : Photo of step #7After this, flatten each ball out with your hand on the work surface... 30 min.
8 Milk rolls : Photo of step #8... and roll inwards to form small baps.
9 Milk rolls : Photo of step #9Or make them into longer rolls (French bakers call these navettes, or shuttles) by rolling the ball under your hand on the work surface.
10 Milk rolls : Photo of step #10Put the baps or rolls back onto the baking sheet, but not too close, as they need room to expand.
11 Milk rolls : Photo of step #11Glaze and leave to rise for 2 hours at room temperature.

After 2 hours, glaze again.

Heat the oven to 200°C (390°F).
2 hours
12 Just before putting into the oven, snip the tops of the rolls to help them rise during cooking.

Do this with scissors, dipping the blades into water regularly, as shown in the video on the right.
10 min.
13 Milk rolls : Photo of step #13Finish with a sprinkling of coarse sugar crystals (or crushed sugar lumps).
14 Milk rolls : Photo of step #14Bake in the oven for around 20 minutes (watch for colouring). 20 min.
15 Milk rolls : Photo of step #15Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Remarks

The sugar topping is not essential, but adds adds a nice finishing touch.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
335878 gr568 gr86 gr
168 %30 %54 %13 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
2877 gr49 gr7 gr
14 %3 %5 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 16 breads : 2.29 €
Per bread : 0.14 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Based on a recipe by Thomas Marie, teacher at INBP.
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