A Date With Sweet Rolls

by Tenina Holder

Well folks, I'm trying to get back on deck, and I haven't even been on holidays yet. Between a Vegetarian cookbook, a Back to School cook booklet, the work recipe blog, and 3 kids leaving the country for a while, an up-coming wedding across the world and a demo for Chefs in Las Vegas to organize...oh and throw Christmas in the mix and that is my life! I'm not complaining...I'm in my element, but recipes from my own kitchen have almost come to a halt! So knowing I am away for the month of February and knowing that once again Steam Oven Cooking will run out of steam, I have dragged this one from the vault to keep the pages turning! Served with homemade butter (and you can see I like a bit of bread with my butter) they are so yummy that diet or no, New Year's resolution or no, you will be wolfing down the whole batch if you are not careful. Serve with any dinner, because the sweetness is not overpowering, just a great foil for roasted meats, or BBQ-ed meats, or salad, or fish or you get the idea! So make a date with these and enjoy!

Need

  • 100 g organic wheat
  • 190 g dried dates
  • 50 g powdered milk
  • 2 tsp yeast granules
  • 55 g butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 420 g bakers flour
  • 210 g warm water

Do

1  

Place wheat into Thermomix bowl and mill 30 sec/speed 9.

2  

Add all remaining ingredients and mix 30 sec/speed 7.

3  

Knead 2 min/Interval.

4  

Turn out on to Silpat mat, cover and allow to double in size before making rolls and proving again for around 30 minutes in warm place.

5  

Bake in 200ºC oven for around 10-15 minutes until golden and fragrant.

6  

I think I brushed them with milk, or an egg wash would make them all shiny and pretty! If you wanted a beautiful crust, try steaming them in the steam oven (or Varoma) for 10 minutes and then put into a hot oven for a few minutes until browned and crisp.

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Serve with lashings of homemade unsalted butter...or honey butter...or butter and lemon butter...mmmnnn, think I'll make these again today!

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