Saturday, March 30, 2013

Eggless Dinner Rolls

For this month's Baking Eggless challengePriya of Enveetu Kitchen suggested the recipe for Dinner rolls from Cooking Classy.First I thought of using mashed potato to replace the eggs,then decided to use Tangzhong method after seeing many lovely breads and rolls in the blogosphere made using this method.I made few plain Crescent shaped rolls,coriander chilli rolls,Jam rolls and we loved both the texture and taste of the rolls. 

eggless dinner rolls 


All purpose flour
2 cups
Instant yeast
1 tsp
2 tblsp
½ tsp
¼ cup
¼ cup+2-3 tblsp
2 tblsp
For the Tangzhong
All purpose flour
2 ½ tblsp
¼ cup
¼ cup

Tangzhong preparation

Dough preparation

Making the rolls

Preparing the Tangzhong:
  • Whisk the flour,milk,water in a sauce pan and cook in a medium flame stirring continuosly with a spatula.The mixture starts to thicken and once you find some lines at the bottom of the pan while stirring it's done.Allow it to cool and cover till further use.
Preparing the rolls:
  • Take lukewarm water and milk,add 1 tblsp sugar and instant yeast and let it proof for 5-10 mins.
  • Take the flour,salt,remaining sugar,oil in a mixing bowl.Add the prepared tangzhong mixture,yeast solution and mix well.Sprinkle little lukewarm water if you feel the dough is very stiff.The dough will be very sticky.Knead them till you get a smooth elastic ball of the dough.
  • Apply oil on the dough and keep in a bowl covered with a wet kitchen towel in a warm place to rise for 1 hr or till it doubles in size.
  • Once the dough doubles in volume, Place it on the counter and gently punch down to remove the air.
  • Make smooth balls and proceed making rolls .
  • For the crescent shaped rolls,Take a small portion of the dough and roll to a circle.Spread butter over the surface.Cut the circle to four quarters first and each quarter to wedges.Now start rolling each wedge and tuck the sharp end to the bottom of the roll.
  • For the coriander chilli rolls,Roll the dough to a circle and apply a mixture of butter,green chilly,coriander and salt over the dough and start rolling to a log as we roll for cinnamon rolls.Cut them to rolls and place the cut side up.
  • For the jam rolls,roll the dough to a small rectangle,place small quantity of jam in the center and fold .Pinch the ends.
  • Place all the prepared rolls in a baking tray,cover and let it rise for 45 mins to 1 hr.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 ÂșC.Brush the top of the rolls with milk and bake in preheated oven for 15- 20 mins till the top turns golden in colour.Once done apply butter on top of all the rolls and serve.
  • It is not necessary to proof the Instant yeast,you can also directly add it to the flour.


  1. Coriander chilli rolls sound very interesting! !!! Very tempting! !!!

  2. Love that effort put in with various shapes, they look so cool...well baked .

  3. Herbs are a great addition. Looks soft and flavourful

  4. Lovely and I can imagine the fragrance with the herbs added in. You have done an excellent job and thumbs up to that.

  5. Herbed dinner rolls looks damn cute and flavourful.

  6. Coriander chilli rolls look delcious!

  7. Beautiful idea of making these chilli rolls.. i can actually feel the ting of chili in bread.. i love savory buns more than the sweet ones,.

    noce explained recipe

  8. Chilly rolls and the other ones look awesome. Tangzhong gives very soft rolls...


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