You can take from my diet anything, fruits, vegetables, protein, whatever... but never ever the BREAD! I love carbs more than anything and I find it to be the most comforting thing in the world! And now, that this summer the kids are home with me, I wanted to take a new twist on my bread this week. I love switching and playing around with different bread recipes, quantities and shapes every now and then. So I thought why not make a batch of these airy and fluffy rolls that brings so many yummy memories from the early mornings in Isreal. My mom would wake me up at 5 am to walk to the nearest grocery store, known as MAKOLET, and get fresh bread or rolls so we can have yummy sandwiches to take to school. I would walk to this Makolet any day of the week just to smell the divine aroma of freshly baked bread being loaded on the shelves, and I would walk home already starving thinking what to put inside. I must say that I usually make healthier choices when it comes to flours and carbs. I would try to get anything whole grain if possible. But today, that's what I had on hand and once in a while I'm ok with that. These rolls are really easy to prepare and they freeze beautifully! Should we start already?!
1). Place the flour, sugar, and yeasts in a mixer bowl. Mix on low for a minute.
2). Slowly add splashes of water and pour the oil. (You might not need all the water so better to do it slowly and see)
3). Once the dough is formatted, add the salt and crank up the speed to medium-high. Let it work for 5-7 minutes.
4). Spray some oil on the dough, cover with a plastic wrap, then a clean towel on top, and allow to rise for one hour.
5). Prepare a big baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Dust your work area with flour and transfer the dough. Divide into 4 parts. Then each part into 5.
6). With a well dusted rolling pin, open the mini dough to a long oval shape, and roll into a long roll. Place on the baking sheet to rise. Repeat until you have 20 beautiful rolls.
7). Instead of an egg, prepare 2 tbsp honey or Silan (date syrup) mixed with 2 Tbsp water and brush on the rolls. Sprinkle sesame seeds and let rise for 35-45 minutes.
8). Preheat oven to 350 F. and bake for 20-25 minutes until nice and golden.
9). To freeze, allow cooling completely! Place on a freezable zip-top bag, and freeze up to 3 weeks. To warm up, place in the microwave for about 40 seconds or so, or place in the oven until nice and warm.