Soft Knotted Rolls
As we know, 2ChiliBreadBowl and bread go hand in hand. So, when I find interesting new ways to prepare his daily bread, I am happy to test them out. Ever since I figured out to mix and let dough rise in the bread maker and cook in the oven, I have been pretty successful with new bread creations – 9 times of out of 10 they are a hit, and these soft knotted rolls were definitely a hit.
Reminiscent of a crescent roll, they instill much more of a sense of accomplishment than rolling out some premade dough. Which, by the way, I could never seem to get into the proper shape anyway. I have always been geometrically-challenged, so perhaps that was the problem – I couldn’t unlock the code on how to make an oddly-shaped triangle into a crescent, which apparently should be so easy even a fake talking dough-boy can do it!
If you share my geometric challenges, I can confidently state that you will have no problems with these rolls. They require tying a knot, but no awkward triangle rolling. And, they are dee-lish-ious.
By the way, that is some of the Butternut Squash Soup I wrote about over at Cheap Healthy Good.
Soft Knotted Rolls
Original Recipe/Inspiration: The inspiration was a recipe from King Arthur Flour for garlic knots, but I went a slightly different route with them, making them a little sweet instead of savory.
- 5 minutes to add ingredients to bread maker
- 90 minutes to mix dough and rise in machine
- 10 minutes to roll into knots
- 15 minutes to bake
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2Chili’s Taster Rating (out of 5):
Makes: 10 rolls
- 1 1/8 cup lukewarm water
- 1/4 cup skim milk
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 3 cups bread flour
- 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons instant yeast
- Drizzle of honey
- Add all ingredients except the honey to your bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer, set it to the “dough” cycle, and start the machine
- When the dough has completed its cycle, remove from the mixer pan and roll out into a loaf onto a lightly floured surface
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- Cut into 10 equal pieces and roll into ropes about 10-12 inches long, adding flour if the rope becomes sticky
- Tie a knot in the center of the roll, and tuck the loose ends into the center, and place on a lightly sprayed baking sheet
- Drizzle each roll with a little bit of honey
- Bake for 15-18 minutes, until bottoms are lightly browned
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We both agreed these are tasty and worth making again. They are soft and only slightly sweet, and if you spread a little Nutella on them, they taste like a chocolate croissant!