Easy Fluffy No-Knead Breadpriss | July 16, 2010
WOW! 2 years of hard work!! I finally found a fluffy bread recipe that doesn’t require me kneading like a machine! Now I can chill, do my own things when making bread, and the amazing thing is — the bread still turns out fluffy, soft, YUMMILICIOUS!!!!!
You have no idea how happy I’ve been because of this! NO IDEA!
It seriously took me 2 years… numerous failures! Tried at least 50+ recipes… Kneaded the dough till my arms (AND beau’s arms) developed good-looking biceps and triceps, yet the stupid bread still turned out to be so hard that can kill dogs when you throw it at them… Not to mention poor bo ba, bo ma, bo D and beau had been the guinea pigs for the rocks that I baked!
Yet my persistence kept me going, THANK GOD! I was determined, yet greedy at the same time. I want fluffy bread but I don’t wanna knead ’cause I’ve got no time for it! HUH? Say what? That’s impossible, people said. But I DID IT!!!! Woot woot!
Also, there’s a key success factor: I was checking out Lorraine Elliott’s Not Quite Nigella blog one night and found her recipe on Coconut Pullapart Rolls. I noticed that she uses an electric mixer with the dough hook to knead the dough. NOT by hand! I almost wanted to immediately kick maself in the butt — WAIT, my good-looking red hot electric stand mixer that beau got me also came with a dough hook!!! & I’ve been ignoring it for the longest time! Only if I knew that you could knead dough like this 2 years ago eh!!!
I’m full of joy now and would love to share the recipe with ya’ll! Let’s all eat healthy (by knowing exactly what goes into your bread), make fluffy bread and STILL got time to look pretty! Hahha!
I FEEL PRETTY!
So I tried Not Quite Nigella’s coconut rolls recipe and it turned out fantastic! I then used her recipe and created my very first easy fluffy no-knead green onion sesame rolls!
It’s really really REALLY fluffy and soft. Bo ba, bo ma, bo D and beau all said I am awesome!!! Hahaha =p
Easy Fluffy Green Onion Sesame Rolls Recipe:
milk ~ ½ cup –> I used organic milk
egg ~ 1
bread flour ~ 2 cups
salt ~ ½ tsp
butter ~ 30g OR you can use olive oil ~ 2 tbsp
sugar ~ 2 tbsp
yeast ~ 2 tbsp
green onion ~ LOTS! –> I used bo ba’s organic green onions fresh from his garden!
salt ~ 2 tbsp –> how salty you’d like is really up to you
olive oil ~ 1 tbsp
sesame oil ~ 1 tbsp
Some white sesame to garnish the top + 1 egg to brush the rolls
1. Fit the dough hook to your electric mixer. Mix all of the dough ingredients in the bowl until elastic and smooth.
2. Oil the bowl, shape the dough into a nice, smooth round ball. Cover the bowl with a damp kitchen cloth. Place in a warm place for 1-2 hours until it doubles in size. My place is usually not that warm, so my trick is to pre-heat the oven for 2-3 minutes, then turn it off and leave the bowl in there until it doubles in size.
3. Punch the dough with your fist to knock it back. Roll it into a rectangle of approximately 1/3 inch thick.
4. Spread the olive oil, sesame oil onto the dough. Add salt and green onion and spread them evenly. Roll and cut the dough into 16 pieces.
5. Grease a loaf tin with oil. Place the rolls in the pan. Cover the pan with a damp cloth again and let it rise in a warm place for approximately 30 minutes until they look snugly fitted together.
6. Now generously brush the egg onto the rolls and sprinkle sesame.
7. Bake in a 400 F oven for 30-40 minutes or until the wooden stick comes out clean.
You are done! It sounds like a long process but it’s really easy! The key thing is I don’t need to knead and I can do my own things when the dough proves. =)
My coconut rolls turned out great too! So easy to make! =D
ahhh I’m sooo proud of myself!
Lesson from my making-easy-bread adventure:
Doesn’t matter what it is that you wanna do, DON”T GIVE UP! Be persistent, learn from the mistakes, understand why it failed the last time, pick yourself up from it, then try again!
After 2 years, see.. I succeeded!!!
The song below describes ma mood perfectly! =)
P.S. don’t like how they change the lyrics from “I feel pretty, oh so pretty, I feel pretty, witty and gay!” to “..so pretty, witty and bright”!!!!
Sophie Milman ~ I Feel Pretty