This was a recipe that I made previously, but for a different meal all together. It was still a bread like meal, but it was weighed to 60 gram pieces of dough shaped and filled and proofed. So this Asian Pork Roll Recipe I made was delicious and the bread reminded me of the King’s Hawaiian Dinner Rolls! I made them for dinner rolls on Christmas just didn’t fill them. They were perfect!
So anyways this original recipe I got was in grams. I have broke it down too:
2 cups bread flour
2 cups ap flour
1 cup milk (warmed)
2 pkg active dry yeast
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs (room temp)
1 egg for egg wash.
1 tsp salt
1 stick of butter minus 1 TBSP (room temp)
Before you start this procedure boil around 3 – 6 cups of water (I’ll explain why a little further down) arm up the milk and put it in your kitchenaid mixer bowl with yeast, sugar and salt. Cover with cling wrap set aside till it’s frothy and foamy, usually around ten minutes or so. Stir the Yeast and crack your room temp eggs in to the mixture. Put your Mixer bowl on your KitchenAid Mixer (I do not recommend this recipe for hand or other cheaper double beater mixers!) put the dough hook on and start the mixer on two for a minute. Stop the mixer add flour to the bowl and put dough hook back in bowl and mix on 2 for around 6 minutes. Until you have a nice smooth dough, once this is a nice textured dough, add the diced butter a couple pieces at a time, until all is in. It should mix on speed 2 for around 15 to 20 minutes, until dough pulls away from the sides. If your dough doesn’t pull away from sides and is still sticky or pasty. Add a little more bread flour, 2 TBSP at a time. It happens sometimes, but it doesn’t hurt.
Let this dough continue mixing till smooth and elastic! Plop the dough out of the bowl and oil the bowl up and plop it back in the bowl cover with cling wrap again. And now look in the oven, if you have two racks take one out. Move the rack up as high as you can but enough so that your mixer bowl with yeast dough can sit on that rack. Now take that boiling water and place it in the bottom of your oven if possible. Some how get both the water and the dough resting in the oven for 1 hour, it should double in size. Now the fun part I use a nice sized piece of foil and I split the dough into 3 pieces and rolled them long. The dough is soft and still can stick to itself. So stick the end of three together so it can be braided!
After you have it braided cover the dish, tent with foil or something. Place in the oven with boiling water in the bottom again to proof it around 20 – 30 minutes. take it out uncover it, turn oven to 350 and make your egg wash and get your brush. Cover the whole bread with the egg wash, I sprinkled on sesame seeds also. I just didn’t mention them in the ingredients, it’s your choice what you do as far as that goes. Bake until golden brown like this one! Around 30 minutes or so!
Hope you try this recipe and enjoy it!
What do you think of it?