So… I’m finally back! I’ve had some major “don’t wanna do anything moods” these last couple of months. I was very busy with work, from the morning till the evening, and some weekends too. Add 30+ degrees all day every day and I just couldn’t think about writing, cooking,baking or just doing anything..
I’ve had a lovely family holiday in Sardinia, and now I’m back in Milan, secretly wishing for autumn and winter already. Maybe I’ve said this before, but when I was living in The Netherlands, I would have never thought that I could say something like that. Nice and sunny days are so scarce there, that you’re always hoping for warmer days. Instead here, it starts to get hot and humid in March and ends somewhere in October. I’ve been dreaming about laying on the couch with a fluffy blanket, a cup of tea with the candles lit. Aah.. Not to speak about my soup cravings.
Since a couple of days I’ve been looking at recipes again, and just getting excited about cooking and baking. I was planning a nice dinner for tonight.. Tomato risotto with some burrata, banana bites with chocolate as dessert.. But something was missing.
BREAD! Ow yes, I’ve become a total Italian and can not, not be eating bread during a meal. The only thing is that whenever I try to make any kind of bread myself, it always fails miserably. When I saw the recipe with the title “Fast and easy, 30 minutes dinner rolls” I thought “Let’s give it another go”, and im very happy I did. (I was also too lazy to go to the supermarket and buy some bread)
These are SO super easy to make, and really they just take 30 minutes. Mine just came out of the oven and when I saw them I knew I had to share them with you guys.
- 1 1/4 cup warm water
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons instant yeast
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 1/2 cups flour
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
- In a bowl, combine water, oil, yeast and sugar. Leave to rest for about 10 minutes until it’s frothy.
- Add in the salt, egg and 2 cups of flour and mix. Add the remaining flour. The dough will be a little sticky.
- Put some oil on your hands, and make balls of the dough. Put them on a lined baking tray and leave them for another 10 min.
- I used some butter, garlic and parsley to put over the buns before they went into the oven. This is totally up to you if you want that. You could also choose some parmesan cheese, or some seeds.
- Bake for 10 min until they’re golden brown.
They are very soft and fluffy. I’m curious what else you can maybe put inside the dough.. I’m thinking herbs and cheese! If you have some ideas, or you tried them yourself, please leave a comment!
Hopefully a see you soon!