Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Simple milk rolls

The roll's origin is baked dougnut, the recipe is published in The Fannie Farmer Cookbook by Marion Cunningham. Although, frankly, they don't have anything in common with fried dougnuts, the texture is truly soft, probably due to the high proportion of milk in the batter. Now I still bake these rolls as coffee bread quite often especially since they are so easy to make, I even don't need any mixer but just one mixing bowl and spoon!

Ingredients: (yield about 1 dozen small rolls)

2 1/4 tsps dry yeast, 1/4 cup lukewarm water, 3/4 cup milk, 2 1/2 Tbps vegetable shortening, 1/4 sugar, 1 tsp salt, 1 egg, and 2 1/4 cups plan flour.

Melted butter as glazing; and some cinnamon sugar


  1. melt the shortening with milk, cool to lukewarm temperature
  2. Dissolve the yeast with the water for 5 minutes
  3. In a large mixing bowl, mix flour, sugar, salt, egg, yeast water and milk mixture, stir briskly till well blended. The dough is very wet and lumpy, like cake's batter.
  4. Cover the bowl with clingwrap and rest dough for an hour or double its volume in room temperature.
  5. Spread (a big area) quite a lot of flour on the work table, pour in the dough... you need to keep dusting your hands with flour as the dough is very sticky... pat (don't knead!) it into 1/2-inch-thick big round dough.
  6. Use a 3-inch-diameter cookie cutter/water glass to cut the dough, and place them on a slightly buttered baking tray.
  7. Pre-heat the oven 450F(230C) while resting the rolls (covered) for 20 minutes.
  8. Bake the rolls 10 minutes or they JUST turn slightly brown.
  9. Immediately brush the melted butter on the rolls, and sprinkle with some cinnamon sugar. Served warm.

Dear Folks, there are two more days to our monthly blog's event Jihva for Ingredients (JFI). Jihva means taste, desire and deep longing in Sanskrit, JFI is created by Indira at Mahanandi, and the guest host for this month is our delicious Vineela's cuisine, Vineela has chose milk and milk products as the theme for this round, please check her blog out for the details.


indianadoc said...

Wow! Ready for the Jihva!!Hmmm...something very new to me...I think a lot many things in u;r blog r quite new to me!!

LittleHands said...

Gattina, love yr soft rolls :-)

Unknown said...


At first glance, I thought these lovely rolls are deep fried. Such a pretty golden brown color, and the photo is beautiful, with the house in the background.

Anonymous said...

Oh, wow! Your milk roll looks perfect!


Anonymous said...

Gattina! You are so talented ... this is a must try recipe!

Anonymous said...

very soft and greedy SLURP:-P

Krithika said...

They seem the melt-in-the-mouth variety. My kids might like this. Will surely try this. Thanks for sharing.

Krithika said...

These look the melt-in-the-mouth variety. My kids might like this. I am gonna surely try this. Thanks for sharing.

Shella said...

This looks really delicious.

Food For Tots said...

This recipe looks simple enough for me (as a novice in baking) to digest and explore. What type of cookie cutter did u use to make this doughnut shape?