I didn’t have time to go shopping this weekend so I was having a dig through the cupboards when I realised I had just the right ingredients to make some nice rolls for the next few days. Of course these are a million times better hot, but I couldn’t quite polish off 8 in one go (:
500g plain or strong flour
350ml of warm water
1 teaspoon of dried yeast
1 teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon of olive oil
Place the flour, yeast, and salt into a mixing bowl: and stir so they mix together. Add the warm water and mix this in until the dough starts to come together. This is when you’re going to want to start using your hands - I warn you, it’s messy! Knead the dough for about 5 minutes until you start to get a very elastic (but very wet) dough. Add the olive oil and keep kneading until the dough is smooth and sticky.
Empty the mix onto a floured surface: and divide into either 2 long loafs (the typical ciabatta shape) Or like me divide into 8 rolls. Peace these onto a greased baking tray and cover with a little flour. Either cover with cling film or a damp tea towel and leave somewhere warm to rise for 30minutes at least.
Pre-heat the oven to 200 Celcius: and bake for 25-30minutes or until golden brown. Note that rolls will only take around 20 minutes. Remove from the tray and leave to cool on a wire rack.
Phh, yeah right. Like you’re gonna let them cool?
I’ve got them here with a little balsamic vinegar and olive oil, bah.