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
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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