I never feel jittery about baking cakes, but breads…they give me a heart attack!..My daughter tells me..maa..they are so easy, but no I don’t think so.This is the second batch I baked, right on the day when we have to post..again I was jittery..and yet not satisfied!.The first batch was like dough..did not rise at all..okay may be something wrong with the yeast.The second batch is actually not bad, but can be better and specially looking at Gayathri’s bunnys I feel ..wow!..That wow factor is missing!..I could not bake a third batch..but shall do so and then update this post.I guess I need lot of practice.
Any way coming to the recipe..I followed Gayathri’s recipe and scaled it down…all I did was used fresh yeast instead of dried.I was not sure and did not want to take a risk!!
2 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
½ tsp baking soda
2 ½ tsp fresh yeast
¼ cup sugar
1 cup milk
¼ cup butter.
Mix butter and milk and microwave for 15 secs or till butter melts.
Bring the milk to room temperature.
Add salt, soda, sugar and yeast to the flour.
Bind the dough with the buttered milk.The dough will be sticky.
Sprinkle some flour on the cooking counter and knead the dough for about 10 minutes, till the dough is no more sticky.
Place it in a well oiled bowl, covering with a cling film., till it doubles.
Punch down the air and shape the dough into even sized balls.
I divide the dough in half and made balls from one lot and twisted them like a rope and made spirals…just for fun!!
Brush them with milk.
Top them with sugar or sesame seeds.
Bake them at 175 deg for 15-20 minutes.
I served these with Blue berry Jam.