Today,all of a sudden,I had the urge to bake.I almost got everything ready to make a Butter cake when Ajay suggested something savory.When it comes to savory bakes,these Garlic rolls win hands down.I've always had success with the recipe and to an extent,it helped me tame the yeast.As I was prepping,I decided to go with a different filling this time.
Mint was never a favorite herb of mine,somehow it always reminded me of toothpaste,yikes I know that sounds gross!But ever since I set up a miniature herb garden and saw those mint leaves sprouting beautifully,I've developed a new-found love for mint.So mint it was!Made a simple mint filling and crossed fingers for the end product.The rolls,as usual,were soft and fluffy and the mint filling worked wonderfully.
Spiral Mint Rolls
Recipe for the roll adapted from here;filling recipe,my own
Flour/maida - 1 1/2 cups
Warm water - 1/2 cup
Yeast - 1/2 tbsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1 tbsp
Olive oil - 2 tbsp
For the mint filling
Mint leaves - 1/4 cup,chopped
Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup,chopped
Green chilly - 1
Lime juice - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Salted butter - 1 tbsp + more to grease the pan
Mix together warm water,sugar and yeast in a bowl and let it proof for about 5-7 minutes.It should bubble and froth up within minutes,if not start afresh.
Mix together flour,salt and yeast mix till you get a slightly sticky dough.
Add oil and knead for 5-7 minutes till you get a smooth dough.
Cover the dough with a cling film or a kitchen towel and allow to proof for 40-45 minutes.
Make the filling-grind together the ingredients for the filling in a mixer jar until you get a smooth paste.
Grease a 9 hole muffin tray-you could use a round tin too.
Knock down the air in the dough and divide the dough into two equal portions.(I divided the dough into one big and one small portion since I wanted nine rolls)
Cover with a greased wax paper/aluminium foil.Allow to rise for another 20 minutes.
In the mean time preheat the oven to 180C / 375F.
- I have used salted butter to slather on the bread before rolling,if you use unsalted butter,increase the quantity of salt added.
- My rolls didn't brown very well - I usually switch on the broiler mode(in my OTG) after the regular baking cycle but couldn't do so this time as there was the regular hourly power cut.The rolls were perfectly cooked though.