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These moist rolls are fantastic with chicken or egg salad for a quick and easy (but still elegant) summer lunch.
1 1/4 cups (10 ounces) water
2 tablespoons (7/8 ounce) olive oil
3 cups (13 ounces) King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
2 tablespoons (5/8 ounce) Baker's Special Dry Milk or non-fat dry milk powder
1/4 cup (1 1/2 ounces) potato flour OR 1/2 cup (1 ounce) potato buds
1 tablespoon (3/8 ounce) sugar
2 teaspoons fresh or dried rosemary, crushed
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
1 tablespoon cornmeal
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons kosher salt
Place all of the dough ingredients into the pan of your bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select the dough or manual cycle, and press Start. Check the dough's consistency about 7 minutes after the kneading cycle begins, adding additional water or flour to form a soft, smooth dough. When the cycle is complete, transfer the dough to a well-floured or lightly greased work surface. This dough is quite sticky, so be prepared with extra flour. Fold the dough over several times to expel any excess carbon dioxide, then divide it into 12 equal pieces. Let the pieces relax for 10 minutes or so, for easier shaping.
Roll each piece into a 10-inch rope; coil each rope (like a sleeping snake), and tuck in the end so that it pokes up through the middle. Place the rolls about 2 inches apart on a baking sheet that's been lightly dusted with cornmeal. Cover them with a proof cover or with greased plastic wrap, and let them rise for 45 minutes, or until they've doubled in size.
Brush the tops of the risen rolls with beaten egg, and sprinkle them lightly with kosher or another coarse salt. Bake them in a preheated 375°F oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until they're golden brown. Remove them from the oven, and allow them to cool completely before serving. Yield: 12 rolls.
Nutrition information per serving (1 roll, 63g): 158 cal, 3g fat, 5g protein, 27g complex carbohydrates, 1g sugar, 1g dietary fiber, 18mg cholesterol, 375mg sodium, 392mg potassium, 15RE vitamin A, 1mg vitamin C, 2mg iron, 23mg calcium, 64mg phosphorus
This recipe reprinted from The Baking Sheet Newsletter, Vol. XII, No. 5, Summer 2001 issue.