Bread Baking Day is a monthly celebration of bread baking all over the world, created by Zorra of Kochtopf . (Read more about Bread Baking Day and access the previous roundups on her blog.)
This month, Bread Baking Day #30 is being hosted by the lovely Natashya of Living in the Kitchen wit Puppies. Natashya chose twisted breads as the theme.
In looking through my bread cookbooks, I found the perfect recipe for this challenge, a bread I've been wanting to try. I ended up combining two recipes for this, and we all agreed the bread was a hit.
I introduce Pizza Twists.
Here's the dough, ready to rise.
Here are the cooling rolls.
I was concentrating so hard on forming the rolls, that I forgot to document the process. It's pretty simple, actually, and the taste is divine.
Head on over to Natashya's place around June 5 for the roundup.
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2 ¼ teaspoons active dry yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon minced dry onion
1 cup (4 ounces) finely chopped pepperoni
½ cup (2 ounces) grated cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
½ teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
¾ cup milk2 tablespoons butter
Combine the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Heat the milk and butter until warm (115 degrees F), then add to dry ingredients, followed by the egg. Mix with paddle blade until combined, then switch to a dough hook and mix for about 5-10 minutes. Remove dough from mixing bowl and knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth. Place in a lightly greased bowl, cover, and let rise until double, about 1 hour. (Slightly longer if the room is cool.)
Turn out onto a lightly floured surface, cut into 24 pieces, and roll each piece into a rope about 10" long. Fold the rope in half, twist two or three times, and seal the ends with a little water. Place on greased baking sheets.
Combine an additional egg with 1 tablespoon of water and brush over the rolls. Cover, and let rise until nearly double, 30-45 minutes. Bake at 400 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until golden. Remove rolls from baking sheets and cool on wire racks.
Makes 24 rolls.