On Monday I had the day off work and decided to spend the afternoon baking. I’ll be blogging the various items over the next few entries. I started off with these rolls – they’re slightly based on the spelt and honey loaf that I’ve made before and came out rather well.
230g of spelt flour
1 teaspoon of fine sea salt
5g of fast acting yeast
1 tablespoon of honey
200-250ml of water
30g of walnut halves, chopped
Mix the flour, salt and yeast together in a bowl.
Make a well in the centre and add the honey and then stir in the warm water, mixing well to make a soft dough.
Turn out on to a lightly floured surface and knead for a couple of minutes, until starting to become smooth. Then spread the dough out and gently work in the chopped walnuts. Continue kneading for a further 8 minutes until the whole dough is smooth and elastic. (It can be tricky as the walnuts keep trying to pop out!)
Form the dough into a ball and place in an oiled bowl. Cover with a tea towel and leave for an hour to rise.
After an hour, remove the bowl, punch down and then shape into four rolls.
Place the rolls on a lightly oiled baking tray, brush them with olive oil and cover with cling film. Leave for 40 minutes, to rise.
Preheat the oven to 200.
Remove the cling film, brush the rolls with oil and place in the oven. (Pop a small dish of water in the oven with the rolls – the steam will ensure a nice crust.) Bake for 20-25 minutes, until cooked through.
Delicious. The spelt flour makes for a lovely, slightly nutty flavour and a chewy texture and the walnuts compliment the flavour well.