Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Yeasted Banana Rolls

I have a lot of ripe bananas to use up, so while searching for banana recipes I found this one over at Technicolor Kitchen it sounded really interesting, and I figured as long as I didn't tell the hubby what was in them, he would probably eat them!

I ended up leaving them in the oven a little too long, so they turned out darker than I wanted, but other than that I thought they were very good. They have a stronger banana smell than they do taste, you just get a faint hint of banana flavour.

2 tsp instant yeast
3 tbsp sugar
3/4 cup lukewarm water
3 cups bread flour
1 tsp salt
4 tbsp butter, softened
1/4 cup nonfat dry milk
1 ripe banana, mashed

1. Place yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer, and a pinch of the sugar and pour in the water, mix well and set aside until foamy

2. Add the flour, salt, remaining sugar, butter, dry milk and banana, mix using the dough hook until you have a smooth, soft dough (around 5 minutes). Place in an oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap, let rise 1 - 1 1/2 hours or until doubled in size

3. Removed dough from bowl, place on a lightly floured surface and knead lightly for 10 seconds. Cut into 8 pieces and roll into balls. Butter a 10 in round cake pan and place the rolls inside, forming a circle, cover with a kitchen towel and let rise again for 1 hour

4. Preheat the oven to 350, bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown

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