300ml lukewarm milk30ml soft butter65ml sugar35ml oil1 egg, beaten*Mix all together4 – 4 ½ cups plain flour1 packet instant dry yeast7ml saltFennel seeds or sesame seeds
*Sift 4 cups of flour in separate bowl. *Sprinkle yeast and salt over and mix. *Add liquid mixture to flour. *Mix into soft dough. *Add additional flour if needed and to clean sides of bowl and hand. *Knead for 10-15 minutes until dough is smooth and elastic on oiled surface. *Leave dough in large, lightly oiled bowl to double in volume. *Cover with lightly oiled clingwrap. *Divide mixture into half. *Shape each half into a sausage and cut into equal sized pieces. *Shape pieces of dough into a round roll. * Shape the dough as follows: With the piece of dough on the working surface, cup the dough with the palm of your hand. *Do not lift dough from the surface. *Now gently roll dough with the palm of your hand in an anti-clockwise direction until a smooth well-shaped roll is obtained.*Repeat this technique with the rest of the dough. *On completing the shaping of the roll, place each roll next to each other in a prepared round or rectangular tin / pyrex. *Leave to double in size. *Cover with lightly oiled clingwrap. * Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with fennel seeds and / or sesame seeds. *Bake at 180 degrees C for 25 minutes or until completely cooked. Brush with butter.
INFO & TIPS
• Add 15ml fennel seeds with flour mixture before making dough.
• Sprinkle only sesame seeds on top before baking.