What is your ideal breakfast? My friend Asma who grew up in Anatolia (Turkey) tells me that her father would always eat lentil soup for breakfast (with a raw onion and a chili pepper). He felt that this food would invigorate him for his day in the field.
How about a sweet roll and good coffee? I’d go for that every day if I could! These rolls are made with a brioche dough which can be prepared ahead and frozen. I used some rose jam and chocolate chips but feel free to vary the filling according to your desire and pantry.
INGREDIENTS: 12 servings
- 4 cups of flour
- 1 Tbsp of dry instant yeast
- 1 tsp of baking powder
- 1 Tbsp of sugar+1/2 cup of granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 large eggs+1 egg yolk
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 tsp cardamom
- 1 tsp rose water
- 3/4 cup warm milk
- Stuffing: 1 cup chocolate chips, 1/2 cup white chocolate chips, 1/2 cup rose petal jam (can substitute other jam)
- 2 Tbsp oil to grease bowl
- Place 1/2 cup of warm water in a small bowl; add one tablespoon of sugar and stir to dissolve; add the yeast and stir to dissolve; place the bowl in a cupboard or the microwave and leave it there for 10 minutes until it bubbles up; meanwhile, prepare the dough.
- Place the flour, salt, cardamom, baking powder and sugar in a mixer bowl. Mix well to combine. Add the eggs, milk, rose water and yeast mixture and mix well. Add the butter bits by bits and mix well to combine. Mix well until the dough is firm and shiny and not too sticky. Transfer the dough to a greased bowl and turn it around to coat it with grease. Cover the bowl and place the dough in a cupboard or oven and let it rise for a couple of hours; punch it down when risen, and place it in the refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight.
- Remove the dough from the fridge and cut into thirds; shape each into a long sausage, one at a time. Pat the sausage to flatten it and place a few chocolate chips on it as well as rose jam. Cut the sausage into 4 pieces; roll each piece and coil it into a bun.
- Let the buns rise on a greased cookie sheet for about 45 minutes; brush a little egg yolk diluted with one tablespoon of water on the buns and sprinkle some chips. Bake in a preheated 375F oven for 20 minutes or until golden. Cool a bit and serve.
NOTE: If you find the dough too wet, add some flour to it, one tablespoon at a time. Conversely if it is too dry add more milk or water.
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