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Friday, May 31, 2013

Mushroom , bacon and mozzarella bread rolls


As I grow older *sigh* I pretty much hate summer .....

Summer here is like you're in sauna , very hot and humid ....

This place is called concrete jungle for nothing !

Loads of very tall buildings side by side and not enough vegetation to go around ugh !

Good thing that summer here is only about 5 months and you can look forward for a nice cool weather and I just couldn't wait -___-

Now , making bread during hot summer days is such a sweaty business especially if you're kneading manually .....


Sweating aside , I kinda enjoy the exercise er sort of ?!

Throwing back and forth the sticky bread dough onto the work surface is kind of therapeutic - just take a bath after you're done lol

I played around with the original recipe , the soft white dinner rolls , but then who wants a plain rolls when you can have this savoury version ? Not plain Jane for sure !

This kind of bread is popular here - most bread that are being sold in the bakeries are either stuffed or filled , savoury or sweet . There are some plain ones of course - plain buns or sandwich bread and such but most people here prefer the ones that I usually called baked sandwich bread .


The bread dough was a bit sticky so I threw it onto the work surface repeatedly , kneading in between , a good arm exercise , mind you !

I've started munching some of the delicious topping , the pan-fried mushroom on its own was really good and don't forget the bacon ! , so there was not enough of it to cover the top of the rolls pffffttt !


Soft white dinner rolls , recipe adapted from Leiths Baking Bible

Makes 24 rolls ( each around 35 grams dough ) I made 11 rolls ( each around 70 grams dough )

My slight modification in green   Note that the instruction below is my modified version .

290 ml milk  ( I used 150 ml milk and 150 ml water , both lukewarm )
450 grams strong plain four ( 300 grams bread flour and 150 grams whole wheat flour ) 
2 teaspoons salt ( 1 tsp ) 
20 grams fresh yeast ( 2 1/2 teaspoons Saf red instant yeast ) 
1 tsp caster sugar
30 grams butter
1 egg , slightly beaten

1 egg , beaten , to glaze

* In a large mixing bowl , combine the flours , salt , sugar and yeast ; use a whisk to blend ingredients together then rub in the butter . Make a well in the center , pour in the milk , water and beaten egg . Mix to form a cohesive dough then tip out onto a clean work surface . Knead until dough is elastic and smooth , about 10 minutes by hand .

* Put dough in a lightly oiled bowl and turn to coat with the oil ; cover bowl with a plastic wrap . Place bowl into a warm place until double in size , about an hour .

* Knock back dough and knead for 30 seconds . Meanwhile , preheat oven to 200°C . Lightly oil 2 baking sheets .

* Divide dough into 11 ( er I'm planning to make 12 actually ) pieces of equal size , around 70 grams each ; shape into a small ball and flatten your hand , forming about 5-inch round and use the heel of your hand to make a slight indentation in the middle - add in the toppings - put some mozzarella at the bottom , top with the mushroom and bacon mixture then another sprinkle of mozzarella on top , repeat with the rest of the dough and toppings . Place in the baking sheets and cover with the plastic wrap .

* Let rise again until they are double in size . Brush the sides but not the toppings with beaten egg . Bake for 15 to 18 minutes .
   


For the topping : 

Heat oil and pan fry 150 grams of sliced fresh button mushroom over medium high heat until golden brown . Transfer to a plate . Using the same pan , add in 2 small thinly sliced shallots , cook until transparent , add in the 2 rashers of bacon ( cut into 1/2-inch pieces ) , stir fry for a minute or so . Transfer to the plate with mushroom and stir in 2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro , mix well and let cool .  

about 90 grams of shredded mozzarella 


This post is linked to the blog hop event . Little Thumbs Up , organized by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids  and Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY  . This month feature ingredient is MUSHROOM and hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours .                                                                                                           

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17 comments :

  1. Smashing combo! I love mushroom, bacon and cheese, especially combined together! The rolls look beautiful :).

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  2. Hi Anne,
    Such perfect looking buns! And the topping sounds so delicious! I don't blame you for "snacking off" the topping, I would too! Especially with bacon! Haha! Wish I could have one for my breakfast now!
    Thank you for linking to LTU and for your wonderful support this month!
    Hope you have a great weekend!

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  3. Oh my gosh! They look so lovely.I love the topping.

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  4. I need to bake this ASAP! They look so delicious with meaty cheesy topping!

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  5. These bread rolls looks amazing, I love that mushroom filling, Anne.

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  6. mmm i love a stuffed bun! i think your bread is gorgeous. mine always comes out coarse, somehow. maybe i don't knead it enough.

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  7. Hi Anne, i love this topping, looking at the last picture is already mouth-watering! No wonder you were munching on them, who wouldn't :))

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  8. It's not surprising you munched on the toppings, looks so delicious! I love the crumbs of the buns too!

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  9. if you stay in malaysia, you will probably cry everyday..hahaha..you are getting more and more professional in bread making, these buns look fantastic with the mushroom, cheese and bacon topping!

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  10. Your rolls look phenomenal, Anne! So soft and flavorful. Much as I love hot weather, I think your concrete jungle might even be too sultry for me :)

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  12. Haha, I totally agree with you. The heat here is starting to get to the "I'm sweaty when I walk outside" kind of hot. I should make these before it gets too hot, they look fantastic!

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  13. Hi Anne,

    I laughed reading Lena's comment!!! Singapore is as warm as Malaysia! I used to hate the warm weather. Now living in Melbourne, I tends to appreciate summer than winter.

    At least, summer has been useful for proving your delicious fluffy breads :D

    Zoe

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  14. When are you opening your own bakery, Anne? :D

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  15. Hi Anne, your bread roll look extremely good. Love the topping, it's to die for kind...:))
    Save 2 for me, I'm coming over for coffee.:))

    Have a wonderful week ahead.

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  16. Anne I think you need to open a bakery. Pronto. And then send me some of your best stuff over! Like now! I am so bread roll jealous...these babies are bread roll perfection! And that topping sounds perfect...just what I like...

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