I've said it before, and I'll say it again: There's nothing quite like the scent of freshly-baked bread to get your mouth watering, especially on a weekend where you just want to take it easy. That's why these rolls are great, because you can prepare the dough the night before, and let them rise overnight in the fridge while you sleep your work week away (if you're so lucky to have weekends off).
I'm lucky enough to have weekends free while attending culinary school right now, and having a nice, freshly-baked roll and some cheese or jam for breakfast is something special for my husband and I. I don't always have the time to make bread, though, and I'm not fortunate enough to own a stand mixer (they cost half as much as a car here, I swear!!).
So those of you with a mixer, this recipe is going to be a little extra easy for you! Hurra!
The dough is fairly straightforward, with yeast, water, white and wheat flours, oats, honey, salt and oil. Mix up the ingredients, and knead until the dough is soft, smooth and elastic. Store your dough in a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Store in the fridge overnight, and take out about 1/2 hour to 45 minutes before use to warm up the dough and let the yeast wake up again. The cold dough will be a stiff lump.
When you're ready to bake, form your dough into balls and allow to rise another 10 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 200°C (392°F). If you like chewier rolls, and you don't own a combi-oven with steam, put an oven-safe bowl of water into the bottom of your oven while warming. When it's boiling, it releases steam to produce chewier crust on your rolls. If you want perfectly round rolls, cup your hand into a "C" shape and roll a piece of dough counter clockwise on your counter top. I formed mine into more if a square shape.
The roll itself it slightly fluffy, with a denser structure with the addition of oats and wheat flour. The result if a flavourful, chewy roll that's also very filling. Considering we slept in until about 11 am, the bread serves as breakfast and lunch both! Perfect!
Hey there! My name is Lea, and I'm a Canadian Culinary student trying to survive chef life in Denmark. I want to share my journey, and some great food and experiences with others. I believe that anyone can be quite chefy!