#Baking Eggless - Amazing Dinner Rolls

Baking was my first passion; now cooking is slowly taking over. In order to refresh and retain my baking skills I have joined a few wonderful groups of Bakers to keep me inspired and motivated. Another challenge as I do not eat Eggs, is to Bake without them. The role of eggs in baking is many-fold. Understanding the role it has to play we need to substitute the eggs in our recipes and proceed. Here are the other Baking Eggless recipes from Chettinad Fiesta.
Stepping into the second year of Eggless Baking Gayatri decided to challenge us with these Amazing Dinner Rolls, chosen by Priya of Enveetu Kitchen.
I was in a bit of a hurry and have not waited for the 'active' dry yeast to froth up! It all came together quite well. The smell of the dough is taunting my nostrils as I write this post. Waiting for it to rise...and then Bake...
We tasted and gobbled up half the batch and I have no words to express what I experienced - soft, flaky, it melts.........Truly AMAZING!!!!!

Amazing Dinner Rolls


3 tablespoon luke-warm Water
1 teaspoon + 1/8 teaspoon active Dry Yeast
3 tablespoon + 1/8 teaspoon granulated Sugar
1/2 cup + 3 tablespoon luke-warm Milk
2.5 tablespoon Salted Butter (+ 1 tablespoon for spreading)
1 tablespoon Cornflour + 1 tablespoon Water, whisked (1 large egg, at room temperature)
3/4 teaspoon Salt
2 + 1/4 cups All-purpose Flour* (another 1/4 cup may be necessary)


Measure out warm water into a cup and stir in 1/8 teaspoon sugar. Mix well.
Add in the yeast and rest 5 - 10 minutes until mixture is foamy. 
Pour yeast mixture into a bowl; add in sugar, warm milk, 3 tablespoon butter, egg (OR) re-placer and salt. 
Blend mixture until combined. 
Add in 1 cup flour and mix until well. 
Slowly add remaining flour and mix until dough is smooth and elastic, about 4 - 5 minutes (dough should be slightly sticky when touched). 
Transfer dough to a greased, large mixing bowl and cover bowl with plastic wrap. 
Allow dough to rise in a warm place, free from draft, until double in size, about 1 1/2 hours.
Punch dough down and shape into a ball. Roll out on a lightly floured surface into a large circle about 13 inches across (try to keep dough as much of an even thickness as possible). 
Spread the rolled out dough evenly with 1 tablespoon butter. Cut each circle into 4 equal quarters, then each quarter into 3 wedges (just imagine cutting pizza slices or pie slices - making 12 wedges in all). 
Roll each wedge up, beginning on wide (outside) edge. 
Transfer rolls to a buttered cookie sheet (the tip of the rolled wedge should be tucked on the bottom).  
Cover rolls loosely with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until double in size, about 1 hour. 
During the last 10 minutes of rising preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Remove plastic wrap and bake rolls in preheated oven for 15 - 19 minutes until golden brown.
Remove from oven and brush with some butter. 
Serve warm or allow to cool and store in an airtight container.
* 2 1/4 cups seems to be perfect for me but if you live somewhere very dry or humid, or at a very high
altitude you may want to reduce or increase measurement by a 1/4 of a cup, just note the dough should
be fairly sticky. Don't add too much flour or your roll will be heavy. The dough should be sticking to the
bottom of the mixing bowl near the end of mixing just not the sides. It should stick slightly to a clean
fingertip then spring back slightly when pulled away. Not gummy and not dry.

I tried these Clover, Rose and Knot shaped rolls.


Priya Suresh said…
Wowww, damn cute and super soft dinner rolls.. Incredible and fabulous.
Gajus kitchen said…
The rolls have come out so well with a nice golden colour..lovely
The rolls look perfect, perfect color and perfect texture...super.
Arthy Suman said…
perfect rolls super soft...
Rafeeda AR said…
looks really perfect...
Awesome rolls and made to perfection, what more eggless that I do prefer at time. Also, these rolls were be a joy for vegetarians who don't consume eggs. Yum all the way.
Gayathri Kumar said…
Super cute and soft rolls Meena. Looks awesome...
smita said…
Hi and thanks

Me new to baking but passionate about it. Going to try it and let u know.

smita said…
Hi and thanks

Me new to baking but passionate about it. Going to try it and let u know.


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