Cheese and saffron rolls

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Nathan Outlaw demonstrates how easy it is to knock up a batch of delicious bread rolls at home. A pinch of saffron gives fantastic colour and a hint of flavour, while the cheesy topping makes them extra special.

First published in 2015





In the bowl of a mixer fitted with a dough hook or blade, add in the flour, yeast, butter and saffron. Pour in the water and start the mixer
Once a dough forms, continue mixing for about 6 minutes at high speed. At the point, add in the salt and let it mix for a further 2 minutes
Lightly dust a large bowl with flour and transfer the dough to here. Cover the bowl with a damp tea towel and place in a warm place to prove for 30 minutes
Knock the dough back (punch out the air) and remove from the bowl. Split into 10 pieces and roll each piece into a ball shape
Lightly grease a baking tray with a little butter and place the balls on the tray, spaced out to allow for growth. Cover with the damp tea towel and let prove again for another 30 minutes, or until the rolls have doubled in size
Preheat the oven to 220°C/gas mark 7
Sprinkle the proven rolls with a little grated cheese and place in the oven to bake for 15 minutes, or until golden and hollow-sounding when tapped. Place on a wire rack and allow to cool
First published in 2015

Nathan Outlaw cooks with understated brilliance and passionate respect for primary ingredients.

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