Monday, November 25, 2013

Quick Challah Muffin Spirals

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I caught the recipe for these rolls while visiting my youngest daughter in Connecticut. It was was developed for the Associated Press by Alison Ladman and when I saw the color of the rolls I knew I had to give them a try. I've just transferred them to my freezer where they will stay until Thanksgiving Day. I am going to recommend these rolls, but it is with a caution. They are not that all easy to make. The soft dough is very sticky and it is hard to resist the usual solution of adding more flour to make it more manageable. Too much flour will make these rolls heavy and you will be disappointed. My solution was to let my mixer do the work, and I can honestly tell you these rolls were not touched by human hands until they had to be shaped. The finished rolls have a wonderful texture and eggy taste that many of you will find toothsome, but if you are a beginning baker or short on patience, you might want to try this recipe instead. If you love challah, throw caution to the wind and give these babies a try. Here is how they are made.

Quick Challah Muffin Spirals...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Alison Ladman and The Associated Press

2/3 cup warm water
4 whole eggs, room temperature
3 egg yolks, room temperature
½ cup vegetable or canola oil
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons instant yeast
4-1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour
Egg Wash
1 egg
1 tablespoon water

1) Combine water, 4 whole eggs, 3 egg yolks, oil, honey, salt, baking powder, yeast and 4-1/2 cups of flour in bowl of an electric stand mixer. Mix on low speed for six to eight minutes, or until dough is smooth and elastic. Dough should be very soft and slightly sticky. If it feels too sticky, add remaining flour 2 tablespoons at a time.
2) Cover bowl with plastic wrap and allow to rise in a warm place for 45 minutes.
3) Dump dough out onto counter and divide into 16 even pieces. Roll each piece into a 12-inch long snake.
4) Spray 2 muffin tins with cooking spray. Spiral one dough snake into each muffin cup. Cover muffin tin loosely with plastic wrap and allow to rise again in a warm place for another 45 minutes, or until puffy.
5) After dough has risen for 30 minutes, heat the oven to 375 degrees F.
6) To prepare egg wash, in a small bowl beat together egg and water until frothy. Brush gently over spirals, then bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until cooked through and golden brown. Transfer to a rack to cool. Yield: 16 muffins.

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Ginny said...

I love egg twist rolls and always try to keep some that I get from my grocery store's bakery. And I bet these are a thousand times better!!! My days of baking are gone, how I would love to try these.

decocinasytacones said...

What a wonderful rolls, they look gorgeous, ready for a bite, mmmmmmmmmmm. What a fantastic way to start a Monday!!!.
Love from Spain

Foodycat said...

A wet dough like this is a pain to work with, but the results when you eat it are so good!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

They look fantastic and I bet they taste it as well. Have a good day, Diane

Kim G. said...

These are sooo cute. I love challah bread!

Jackie said...

Did you try to shape the rolls with wet hands? I know it does work with other soft sticky doughs.

David said...

Mary, Those challah muffin rolls look great! They'd be really nice with our turkey dinner... Have a great Thanksgiving! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Anonymous said...

Love your blog, your recipes are easy to make and absolutely delish! I applaud you for your recipes to feed people on a tiny budget..Happy Hanukkah on Thanksgiving day, two holidays wrapped up in one day..I help cook, baste, roast, bake and serve food all year thru to hungry people..It is a blessing to do so I am not paid and sometimes I just go to a store where my husband worked for nearly 40 years and get protein and veggies for the food pantry..Everyone seems to love what I help make, bake, roast, etc..God's blessings to you at this time of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, will be making some of your recipes at our home the rolls look so yummy...ciao XXX()()()()()()XXX!!!!!!!!!

JG said...

How nice to have them ready for Thanksgiving Day, Mary! Look so good!

Guru Uru said...

These spirals look lovely my friend and easy single serve form :D


mia xara said...

Lovely bread rolls, Mary! They must taste amazing, especially when they're freshly baked :)

3D Cakes in Pune said...

I love egg so much,This was such a fabulous recipe!! LOVE this!
3D Cakes in Pune

Rosita Vargas said...

Sus rolls lucen absolutamente bellos y deliciosos estoy babeando por uno,abrazos.

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