Parmesan Scallion Rolls
I just returned from my latest trip to China for work and was itching to have some decent bread to eat. China is not known for their bread so I was starting to suffer bread withdrawal.
My starter is in serious need of some tender loving care after sleeping in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks so I had no choice but to make a yeasted dough.
I used a good portion of First Clear flour along with durum, white whole wheat (to get a little healthy grains in there), bread flour and some potato flour.
I used some dried scallions, fresh grated parmesan cheese, olive oil and milk for the liquid.
The final rolls came out nice and tasty with a nice soft crumb. These are perfect for sandwiches or burgers or just with a smear of cream cheese.
Mix flours with yeast to combine. Next add remainder of the ingredients and mix on low for 1 minute and then for 5 minutes at speed number 2. Note: make sure to leave about 50 grams of milk aside and add only if necessary. The dough should form a ball and clean the side of the mixing bowl.
Take the dough out of your mixer and form it into a ball and place in a well oiled bowl or dough rising bucket. Immediately place the dough in the refrigerator overnight for up to 2 days.
When ready to bake, take the dough out of the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature for about 1 hour.
Next gently deflate the dough and form into rolls and place on cookie sheet with parchment paper. Cover with a moist towel or plastic wrap sprayed with cooking spray. Let it sit at room temperature for about 1 hour until the rolls have almost doubled in size and pass the poke test.
Around 30 minutes before ready to bake the rolls, pre-heat your oven to 450 degrees and prepare your oven for steam as well. I use a heavy-duty pan in the bottom shelf of my oven and pour 1 cup of boiling water in right before placing the rolls in the oven.
Right before you are ready to bake the rolls prepare an egg wash, paint your rolls and add your topping of choice. I used poppy seeds and some more grated parmesan cheese.
Bake the rolls at 450 degrees for the first 5 minutes and lower the oven to 425 degrees until they are nice and brown.
These should take about 25 minutes to cook thoroughly. When done let them cool on wire rack for at least half an hour before digging in if you can wait that long.