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:

Change those ingredients for: 8 breads 16 breads 32 breads 48 breads

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Time required for this recipe:
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1 hour 11 min.4 hours20 min.5 hours 31 min.
Keeping: A few days, best if reheated in the oven.
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Stage 1 - 10 min.
Milk rolls : Photo of step #1
Put into a food processor bowl: 500 g flour, 60 g caster sugar, 10 g salt, 15 g yeast, 300 g whole milk and possibly 100 g fermented viennoiserie 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.

Stage 2 - 1 min.
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Add 75 g butter cut into small pieces.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
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Knead for a further 5 minutes or so until the butter is well mixed in.

Stage 4 - 1 hour 30 min.
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Gather the dough into a ball and leave in a bowl covered with a plastic sheet for 1 ½ hours at room temperature.

Stage 5 - 15 min.
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Then, when the dough is well risen, flatten the ball out roughly on the work surface and cut into pieces of about 70 grammes.

Stage 6 - 30 min.
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Roll these into balls and place on a baking sheet, then cover with a sheet of plastic and put in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Stage 7 - 30 min.
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After this, flatten each ball out with your hand on the work surface...

Stage 8
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... and roll inwards to form small baps.

Stage 9
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Or make them into longer rolls (French bakers call these navettes, or shuttles) by rolling the ball under your hand on the work surface.

Stage 10
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Put the baps or rolls back onto the baking sheet, but not too close, as they need room to expand.

Stage 11 - 2 hours
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Glaze and leave to rise for 2 hours at room temperature.

After 2 hours, glaze again.

Heat the oven to 200°C (390°F).

Stage 12 - 10 min.
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.

Stage 13
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Finish with a sprinkling of coarse sugar crystals (or crushed sugar lumps).

Stage 14 - 20 min.
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Bake in the oven for around 20 minutes (watch for colouring).

Stage 15
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Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Remarks

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

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

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

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