Happy New Year! I can’t believe that we finally have left THE 2020 year behind us and now started a new, hopefully lovely year. I am really excited about 2021, what it has to bring and all new possibilities that will come. With that said, I also have a lot of respect for the ongoing pandamic, that we unfortunately can’t stop from one day to another. But I see some lights in 2021, and I really hope I will be able to see my family in Europe this year, and hopefully more than once.
With a new start of a new year, I love to bake bread. Here you find a lovely recipe for bread rolls with thyme. It’s a perfect bread to serve to your warm soup or why not to your outdoor (!!) picnic. As I say with all home made breads, freeze the ones you don’t eat the first day or two and you will have fresh bread also later when you need it. Tip, make a double batch because these rolls are delish!
Ingredients (10 rolls):
- 2 tsp dry yeast
- 100 g wholemeal flour or wheat flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp dried thyme
- 1 1/2 cup water
- 350 g strong white bread flour or all purpose flour
- 1 egg for brushing
- extra thyme and sesame seeds for garnish
Add dry yeast and wholemeal flour into a stand mixer bowl. Let rest for a couple of minutes. Add salt, thyme and water and mix on medium speed. Slowly add the white bread flour while mixing and mix to a smooth dough. Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and leave to ferment for 2 hours.
Scoop out the dough into a floured bread board. Divide the dough into 10 pieces. Shape each piece into rolls and place on an oven tray covered with parchment paper. Leave to ferment another 30 minutes.
Pre heat the oven to 430°F.
Brush the rolls with beaten egg and sprinkle over some dried thyme and sesame seeds. Bake for 7-9 minutes until golden brown. Let the rolls cool on a rack.
Serve with some butter, cheese and salad.