Easy 10-min rise Kitke Rolls

Jannat (heaven) must be a little like waking up to the smell of freshly baked bread on a Sunday morning. I had made up my mind the night before that I wanted to make some fresh Kitke rolls for breakfast but didn’t feel like prepping it. Luckily I had a quick bread recipe that takes 10 minutes to rise from @justdelicacies on Instagram so I modified it to make Kitke rolls instead.

Kitke bread or challah, is a traditional Jewish bread that is usually braided and is enriched with egg and milk. It has a light texture with a slightly dense crumb and a sweetish taste. It’s delicious with butter and apricot jam but I love it with a slice of cold spiced beef.

So you could send out the husband to the bakery on Sunday morning or you could let him have a little lie-in, just this once. He’ll be eating out of your hand for the rest of the day…

Easy 10-min rise Kitke Rolls

Recipe credit: @hungryforhalaal
Image credit: @hungryforhalaal

5 cups flour
1pkt yeast
1.5 tsp salt
3 cooking/serving spoons oil
1 large egg
2 tblsp honey
2-3 drops egg yellow food colouring (opt)
1 cup boiling water
1 cup milk

Whisk together dry ingredients. Make a well. Add oil, honey and egg and mix through lightly with a fork. Mix milk, hot water and egg yellow (if using) and add to dry ingredients. Mix together with a spoon to form a soft dough. Use a little extra flour if too soft. Cover with a tea towel and allow to rest in the bowl for 10 minutes. Divide into 20 balls. Pull and roll each ball into a thick rope then coil it onto itself getting smaller at the top. Brush with egg wash, sprinkle with sesame seeds and bake for 10 minutes at 220 degrees and a further 5 minutes at 180 degrees.

NB: allowing an extra 10 or 15 minutes for the rolls to rise before baking will deliver an even better result


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