Sesame Rolls

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Total Time:
1 hour
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Asian Recipe
Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 2 packages - dry yeast
  • 3 1/2 cups - four
  • 1 cup - lukewarm water
  • 1 1/2 tsp - sea salt
  • 3 tbsp - olive oil
  • 2 tbsp - unsalted butter
  • sesame seeds

How to Make Sesame Rolls

  • Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water. Let it stand for 10 minutes.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine flour and salt.
  • Make a well in the center and pour in the oil and the yeast mixture.
  • Beat the flour into the liquid and gather the mixture into a ball.
  • Turn dough out on a floured board.
  • Knead and slap the dough until it is smooth and elastic (like a baby's bottom).
  • While kneading, add a little more flour, if necessary.
  • Dough must be smooth, elastic, and not sticky.
  • Gather dough into a ball and place it in a lightly oiled bowl.
  • Set the bowl in a warm place, cover and let it rise for about 1 hour, or until it has doubled in bulk.
  • Oil a 9-inch square-baking pan.
  • Punch dough down, and knead a little.
  • Pull off pieces of dough about the size of golf balls.
  • Shape into balls, place side by side (sides touching) in the oiled pan and let it rise again (for about 45 minutes).There will be 12 to 16 rolls.
  • Tip:
  • After the first rising, dough can be punched down and refrigerated or frozen. If frozen, thaw in refrigerator overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degree F. When you think the rolls are ready to bake [about 15 minutes ahead of time], melt the butter.
  • Brush this lightly over the top of the rolls. Sprinkle sesame seeds liberally over them.
  • Bake for about 35 minutes.
  • Be sure the middle rolls are done before you take the pan from the oven.
  • Variations:
  • Use poppy or caraway seeds instead of sesame seeds.