If you haven’t tried your hand at baking yet during this national #lockdown, now’s the time! We found this easy recipe to bake fresh Portuguese rolls in the comfort of your own home – pair them with a scrumptious Portuguese-style chicken (recipe here) and salad for a Mozambican-inspired feast!
Watch this space and we continue to share some of our favourite Mozambican-inspired recipes over the next few weeks. Let us know if you try them (better yet – share a pic on Instagram and tag us in it!)
Easy Portuguese-style rolls
Preparation time: 2 hours and 15 minutes | Baking time: roughly 20 minutes
- 180 ml warm water
- 140 ml milk
- 20 g butter
- 7 g dried yeast
- 7 g sugar
- 500 g bread flour
- 7 g salt
- Add milk, water, sugar and yeast to a mixing bowl and leave to stand for 5 minutes so that the yeast can start to activate.
- Add flour, butter and salt, then mix in a stand mixer for roughly 5 to 10 minutes – until you have a soft dough. This dough will be softer than normal bread dough, thanks to the addition of milk and butter.
- Place dough into a well-oiled bowl and cover with cling film or a clean dish cloth. Leave it to stand in a warm spot for about an hour.
- After an hour, split the dough into 12 equal pieces and roll them into balls. Pinch each side for a traditional, Portuguese-style look and placeonto a lined baking sheet.
- Slash each piece of dough with a sharp knife and cover with a clean dish cloth for another hour. In the meantime, pre-heat your oven to 190 degrees Celsius.
- Once your rolls have doubled in size, sprinkle them with flour and bake in the centre of the oven for 15 to 20 minutes until brown.
- Transfer to a cooling rack.
TIP: These rolls are best served fresh and warm. (Otherwise leave to cool completely for storage)