There’s a special kind of magic in the air when you bake bread at home. The tantalizing aroma, the warm, golden crust, and the incredibly soft center make for an irresistible combination. Our Buttery Soft Bread Delights are a testament to this magic. Rich with buttery goodness, these rolls are soft, fluffy, and absolutely delicious. Perfect for breakfast with some jam or as an accompaniment to your meals, these rolls are sure to be a hit. Dive into this recipe and fill your home with the unmatched scent of freshly baked bread.
**Ingredients for Buttery Soft Bread Delights:**
– **Milk**: 250ml (room temp to lukewarm) – It provides moisture to the dough.
– **Large Egg**: 50-55g – Adds richness and structure.
– **Instant Yeast**: 7g – The rising agent for the dough.
– **All-Purpose Flour**: 400g – The base of our bread.
– **Sugar**: 50g – Adds a hint of sweetness.
– **Salt**: 4g – Enhances flavor.
– **Butter**: 55g – For that rich buttery taste and texture.
– **Salted Butter (for filling)**: 80g – Enhances the bread’s flavor.
– **Melted Butter (for brushing)**: As required – Gives the rolls a shiny, appetizing finish.
**Baking Guide for Buttery Soft Bread Delights:**
**Preparation**: Begin by whisking together one cup of milk, one large egg, and instant yeast in a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. If using active dry yeast, ensure the milk is warm. Set aside briefly.
**Mixing**: Introduce the all-purpose flour, sugar, and salt to the aforementioned mixture. Combine using a spatula until a dough is formed. Cover the bowl and let it rest for 20 minutes.
**Kneading**: Post the brief rest, incorporate a quarter cup of softened butter into the dough. Move the dough onto a floured surface and knead until it becomes smooth and the butter is fully integrated. Aim for an elastic texture.
**Proofing**: Shape the dough into a ball and place it in a lightly oiled bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and allow it to rise for about an hour or until it doubles in volume.
**Shaping**: Once risen, gently deflate the dough. Divide and shape it into 16 equal pieces. Add a teaspoon of salted butter into each piece, roll, and place them in a buttered baking dish.
**Second Rise**: Cover the baking dish and let the rolls rise again for 30 minutes.
**Baking**: Brush the risen rolls with an egg wash. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 18-20 minutes or until they turn a lovely golden brown.
**Final Touch**: Fresh out of the oven, brush the rolls generously with melted salted butter. This ensures they remain soft for several days.
**Serving**: Relish these warm, buttery delights as they are or with a spread of butter or jam.
These rolls, with their melt-in-the-mouth texture, promise a delightful experience with every bite. Happy Baking!
**Versatility Note:** These Buttery Soft Bread Delights are not just for breakfast. They’re versatile enough to be served alongside dinners, used as sandwich rolls, or even enjoyed as a snack. Their soft texture complements a variety of dishes, making them a staple in many households.