Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Pancitos de Leche - Little Milk Rolls

Pancitos de Leche - Little Milk Rolls

Whenever I travel to Argentina I have the utter delight of being greeted at my Mum's aunt house with a large mug of milky coffee and little hot breads which warm up the heart as much as the stomach! It is such a lovely ritual and such a lovely welcoming moment...and always makes me feel like I've finally come home...They are a great breakfast bread with lashings of jam or butter, or a nice afternoon tea treat.


Ingredients













  • 1/2 kilo plain flour
  • 150g of butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of warm milk
  • 25 g of beer yeast
  • 50g of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt

Take 1/4 of the flour and place in a bowl.  Take the yeast and mix with half of the warm milk.  Mix with the flour and and make a loose dough.  Leave to rise doubling it's volume (placing the bowl over warm water or near a warm stove)

Place the rest of the flour in a bowl, make a hole in the centre and mix in the salt, sugar and eggs.  Mix well and add to the other dough once risen.  Fold the dough and stretch out letting it absorb air until it easily comes off your hands.

Add the butter bit by bit until the dough absorbs it all.

When the dough is smooth and soft put it in a bowl and cover it with a cloth until it rises.  Once it rises knead quickly and stretch out.

Pre-heat the over to 180 degrees.  On a well buttered flat baking tray place strips of the dough (7cm long and 3 cm thick) on the pan leaving space between each strip.  Place in the oven for 10-12 minutes. Beat the egg and brush over the strips before they are fully cooked and cut small gashes into the top and return to the oven until done.

Cocinar, comer y ser feliz,
Leticia

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