Sunday, May 23, 2010

BBD30: Breads with a Twist

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.

Pizza Twists

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 milk

2 tablespoons butter

1 egg

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.


Engineer Baker said...

Those look wonderful - a neat and easy way to enjoy pizza without having to make it :) I love the theme too - wish I could have joined in!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

I love them! I am definitely going to have to make them for my son. I make him pizza frequently, it is his fave - and he would love the "twist" on the theme! Thanks so much for doing the twist with us on Bread Baking Day!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Ah, a twist and shake pizza!

Very nice Judy ... perfect actually!

Kayte said...

These look really wonderful, my teen guys would love these. Stealing the recipe, thank you!