Jun 10, 2011
Recipe by Annabel Karmel
Before you watch Ella Enchanted, have some fun with this step-by-step recipe for kids! There is nothing like the taste of fresh bread! Bake these yummy rolls for your lunch.
To make: 1 hour
To rise: 45 minutes
To bake: 12-14 minutes
You Will Need:
1 envelope fast-acting yeast
1 tsp sugar
2/3 cup warm water
1/2 cup aged cheddar cheese
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 2/3 cups white bread flour, plus extra for dusting
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp sunflower or olive oil
Sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and poppy seeds
Makes 8 rolls (or 16 mini rolls). Bake at 400˚F
1. Start with yeast. Put the yeast in a small bowl with the sugar. Add 3 tbsp of water and stir to dissolve the yeast. Leave to stand for 5 minutes.
2. Grate the cheese (ask an adult to help). Meanwhile, grate the cheddar cheese on the large holes of a box grater, and grate the parmesan using the fine holes. Be careful!
3. Mix flour and yeast. Put the flour in large bowl and stir in the salt. Make a dip in the center and add the oil and the yeast liquid (this should be frothy).
4. Make the dough. Add the rest of the water and mix to a soft dough. Add a teaspoon of extra water if the dough is dry.
5. Knead until smooth. Turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth -- this will take about 10 minutes. Use the heel of your hand to work the dough.
6. Pat dough in circle. Pat the dough out into a circle about 8 inches across. Spread the grated cheeses over it, then fold the dough in half.
7. Fold in the cheese. Fold in half again, so that the cheese is enclosed. Knead for 1-2 minutes more to work in the cheese.
8. Make the balls. Divide the dough into 8 pieces (or 16 for mini rolls) and form each one into a ball. Put on a lightly oiled cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart, and press down slightly.
Leave to rise.
Cover with a damp dish towel and leave in a warm, draft-free place for 40-45 minutes. The rolls are ready to bake when they are roughly double their original size. Preheat the oven after around 35 minutes.
9. Brush with egg. Beat the egg with a pinch of salt. Uncover the rolls and brush the tops with a little of the beaten egg. Sprinkle them with seeds, then put them in the oven.
Bake the rolls for 12-14 minutes.
Remove from oven, and enjoy!
For variations, you could also try adding sliced, sun-dried tomatoes to the dough at step 6. You could also make animal shaped rolls.