Bulgarian Sunshine Rolls

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Bread.Bread.Bread.
Breakfast bread.
Lunch bread.
Dinner bread.
Snack bread.
I have no idea what I’m doing BUT I have bread. Bread makes everything better. Except for the fact that I have exams for the next WHOLE week and then two weeks of vacayyyy!
Finally.
Until then, expect erratic, spontaneous posts or none at all.
But after another week, we’ll have posts everyday! Yesssss.
Until then, make this fluffy, fancy-looking and crazy tasty bread. Again and again.

Note:
1) I called these Hungarian rolls on Instagram. Which they are not. I’m sorry!

BULGARIAN SUNSHINE ROLLS
INGREDIENTS:

330 all purpose/bread flour
150 ml warm milk
1 large egg( get a really big egg for this one. If needed, use half of another egg)
1 tbsp white vinegar/lemon juice
1 tbsp olive oil
1,5 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
15g fresh yeast

For the top:
60 g butter, melted
1 egg yolk
A handful of sesame and poppy seeds for sprinkling

Crumble the yeast in a small bowl,add 1/2 tbsp sugar and half the milk and 1 tbsp flour and mix again.Cover with damp towel and leave for around 10-15 minutes until it gets foamy.If it doesn’t foam, discard and start again.

2.Beat the egg in a large bowl, add the rest of the milk,salt and oil to it. Slowly add in the flour and stir gently. Now add the vinegar and yeast mixture.Mix it all with a spoon and once lightly combined, start kneading with your hands.Knead until smooth and elastic adding more flour if it’s still to sticky.(about 7 minutes)Cover with a cloth and let it rise for 1 1/2 hours in a warm, draft free area till the dough has doubled.

Now, knead your dough for a bit and split it into two halves. Break each half into 4 pieces. Knead each piece for a couple of minutes. Now, roll each ball into thin, flat ‘pancake’. Make sure it rolled really thin, almost see through.

Place the first ‘pancake’ on a well floured surface and spread with the butter. Repeat with the other ‘pancakes’. Do the same thing with the other half. Roll each half into a roll and slice out triangles. Place in a greased pan in the shape of the sun ( you want the pieces shaping outwards ) and place the scraps on top. Cover with a damp towel/cling film and let it rise in a warm spot for another 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven 200 C. Egg-wash the bread beaten egg yolk and sprinkle with sesame seeds.Bake for 35 minutes(cover with foil for the last 15 minutes or if the top starts to get too brown).

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One thought on “Bulgarian Sunshine Rolls

  1. Amani! These are gorgeous! And also totally delicious looking! I want them in my mouth, asap! 😉

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