We have made these rolls a total of three times since the beginning of November. They are so good! I made a serious mistake when I made these on Thanksgiving, I added the butter in the dough. Well lets just say it's a change I am keeping! :) They are a bit time consuming but well worth it.
- 2 teaspoons yeast
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 cup warm milk (about 110 degrees F)
- 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for kneading
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 2/3 cup buttermilk, room temperature
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup butter, melted & cooled (divided)
- 1 egg yolk, slightly beaten
- 2 Tablespoons milk
- *Dissolve yeast and sugar in 1/2 cup of warm milk, Cover and let rest 10 mins to proof. In A large bowl sift flour and salt. Make a well add eggs, buttermilk, oil, 1/2 cup of butter, and yeast. Knead dough with your hands until it comes together. Place on a lightly floured surface and knead 10 -15 mins more until soft, elastic, and pliable. Place in a grease bowl and cover with a towel. Leave to rise about 1 hour in a warm place.
- Punch down dough and transfer on to floured surface. Divide dough into 2 equal parts, then divide again in to 4 for a total of 8 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a about 12 x 7 inch and about 1/4 inch thick. Take other 1/2 cup melted butter and brush over every rectangle. Set aside remaining butter for later use. Place a piece of dough on top of another.
- Start to roll into a cylinder and repeat with remaining dough. (4 total) PIC 1 Cut each roll into pieces this way- Slice at both ends about 1 1/2 inch in. Set those 2 ends aside. Now cut middle into 4 triangles. PIC 2
- Grease a large baking tray. In the middle of the tray arrange the cut triangles completely surrounding the middle circle. Cover with a towel and let rise 45 mins to 1 hour in a warm place. PIC 3
- Meanwhile preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat yolk and 2 Tablespoons of milk in a small bowl. When done rising, brush tops of rolls with yolk/milk mixture PIC 4 and Bake 20-30 mins reducing temperature to 325 degrees F after the first 10 mins of baking. When out of the oven brush tops with remaining butter. Can also add sesame seeds on top too if you like. Let cool at least 10-15 mins before eating. Enjoy!
Makes 24 rolls
Adapted from: Eva Toneva