I haven’t been really happy with the results of my 2 official breads (Cornetti & Turkish Flatbread) in the Modern Baker Challenge, so I was hoping that this recipe for elegant dinner rolls would be a success. And yes, it was!
This is another recipe that uses the food processor. I have a tiny 2-cup food processor, and I’m really tired of mixing everything in batches, so I decided to use my kitchen machine for the rolls and just let it knead the dough as I would do for every other bread recipe. I have no idea why NM is using a food processor so excessively. Any ideas? Anyway, the kneading worked just fine, the dough doubled within 1 hour and then it was time to shape the rolls. I didn’t want to make plain rolls, but wanted them to be a little fancier. I opted for Frieda’s clover leaf rolls. To make these, you place three little dough balls in a muffin tin. NM says the recipe makes 12 individual rolls – I decided to make 18 clover leaf rolls. I had 26 oz of dough which I divided into 18 equal pieces. I then divided each piece into 3 equal portions of 0,48 oz each, shaped tiny balls and placed them in the muffin tin. I let them rise for about 1 1/2 hours and baked them at 400°F for 20 minutes. The smell from the oven was awesome. So was the flavor – light and fluffy. I served them with homemade cottage cheese. This is a recipe I’ll make again!