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Friday, July 29, 2011

Slider Roll Recipe

Boy oh boy, have you seen a menu lately that does not feature a slider or two?   Well it is no wonder!  What a fun way to get creative with small bites.  No matter what you put inside, your slider could be over the top delicio with this slider roll recipe…

Ingredients   ~ yield should be about 16 - 18 rolls ~

1 cup lukewarm water
¼ cup olive oil, plus extra for oiling bowl and dough
1 ½ teaspoon honey
1 package rapid-rise yeast (2 ¼ teaspoons)
2 cup bread flour
1 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra as needed
1 ½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Italian Seasonings
½  teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon onion powder
1/2 cup melted butter
Sprinkling of Garlic Salt

Fill a container with the lukewarm water and honey and then sprinkle the yeast on top and give it a little swirl with a plastic measuring spoon.   Allow the container to sit for about 10 minutes and you should have a nice foamy top.  This means the yeast is reacting and you will get a fabulous dough.

Meanwhile, in a standing mixer bowl combine the dry ingredients and dry whisk to combine.  Then attach the mixing paddle .

Pour the Olive Oil and foamy yeast mixture over the dry ingredients and then mix on low until well combined and the dough sticks together.   Raise the paddle and scrape the sides and lift the bottom pressing any bits of dough into the dough ball and remove.  

Turn the dough onto a slightly floured work surface -  knead by hand to form a smooth, round ball.  Put the dough in an oiled clean bowl and turn it over several times in the bowl to coat it with oil.  Then, cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap.  Place in a warm spot (I place my bowl inside my microwave oven – this keeps it from any temperature change when the air conditioner kicks in).  Let rise until dough has doubled in size, about one hour.

Then, pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Once the dough has risen, punch it down and knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth.  Then pull off a small amount of dough and roll it in your hand to create a small 3 inch ball.   Place the dough ball in an oiled muffin tin, brownie tin, or mini loaf tin.   Repeat this process until you have used all the dough.

Next, brush each little ball liberally with melted butter and then very lightly sprinkle top with garlic salt.

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Cover tin with wax paper and allow to rise for about 45 minutes.  Then place in oven and bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until golden brown on top.   Place on rack to cool for 5 minutes and then turn rolls out of tin and allow to continue to cool on the rack.

Fill centers as desired and enjoy!!!

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