I love apples and I love oats. I’ve made bread myself for many years now and no longer need a recipe to make some, but today I made some bread rolls that blew my mind, so I simply had to share.
5 decilitres of lukewarm water
12 grams of yeast
1 teaspoon of sugar
(The sugar reacts with the yeast making the dough rise better.)
1,5 to 2,5 decilitres of oat
half an apple
1 teaspoon of salt
Set the oven to 200 degrees Celsius or around 390 degrees Fahrenheit.
The first thing you do is mix the lukewarm water with the yeast and the sugar. When I say lukewarm I mean, when you put your hand under the facet, if the water feels similar to your own body temperature, it’s perfect.
Mix in the oats, then the diced apple and the salt.
Then add flour until the dough is still slightly wet, put not liquidy.
Cover the batter with cloth and put it in hot water to rise for about 30 minutes. The heat is another way to speed up the chemical reaction in the yeast to make the dough almost double in size, so have a bowl big enough to contain it.
Now, when the thirty minutes have gone by, take the batter and some flour until it doesn’t stick to your hands any more. A little stickiness is fine, just as long as it’s fairly easy to separate from your skin. You don’t want the bread rolls to come out of the oven dry.
Now roll the dough in your hand into a long snake-like figure, then divide the tube into several pieces. Role the pieces into balls and put them on a pan. Let the rolls rise for another 15-20 minutes.
Now put them on the middle level of the oven and cook for 15 minutes. Check with a pin or a fork that the centre is done. You can see this, when no more dough comes away with the pin/fork.
Voilà! You now have delicious bread rolls.
Note: You can leave the apple out without affecting the result and the same dough can be made into a bread, just cook for 20-25 minutes instead of 15.