Black poppy seeds are usually combined to bake some tremendous bakes with lemon, but trust me they works prefect with oranges as well. I have already baked some muffins and cakes with this orange and black poppyseeds combination and we loved it. Needless to say that this bread rolls are completely egg free, if you want to bake them as vegan, just skip the milk and butter in this bread. Since i want my bread rolls bit rich, i couldnt stop myself adding both butter and milk. One can mix and match the ingredients in this bread depending upon your tastebuds. You can also bake this bread rolls as swirls, loaf or simply as mini bread rolls by using muffin pan. This bread rolls are going to Bake-a-Thon, a yearly event am running during this whole month of december only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
3cups All purpose flour/Bread flour
1tsp Instant yeast
2tbsp Orange zest
1/2cup Orange Juice
1/4cup Luke warm Milk
1/2cup Chilled butter
1tbsp Melted butter (for brushing)
1tsp Orange zest (for brushing)
Take the orange juice, milk,sugar, salt,poppyseeds, oil,orange zest in a large bowl, add in 1cup of flour and yeast, mix well until it turns smooth.
Mix in the cold butter and the remaining flour in an another bowl,mix with finger tips until the flour ressembles like bread crumb.
Add this mixture to the already prepared batter and knead well as a smooth dough.
Cover with a wet towel and let it rise for half an hour or till the dough double the size.
Punch the air and knead for few minutes.
Divide the dough as 8 medium sized balls, knead them well and shape them as round balls.
Grease a round baking pan, drop the rolled balls one by one.
Cover it and let it sit again for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile mix the melted butter with a teaspoon of orange zest.
Preheat the oven to 350F, brush the rolls with melted butter-orange mixture generously on the top.
Bake for 20-25minutes or until the crust turns golden brown.
Serve with a cup of tea or coffee.
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