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Chocolate Coated Barley Puff Rolls

Chocolate Coated Barley Puff Rolls

Using chocolate barley puffs that have long been loved by everyone, I made rolls that are slightly sweet, fluffy and round.

Ingredients: Makes 16 rolls

Bread (strong) flour
200 g
Instant dry yeast
1 teaspoon
Granulated sugar
30 g
Salt
1/3 teaspoon
Butter
20 g
Lukewarm water
3/4 cup (140 ml)
Chocolate coated barley puffs (15 g per bag)
2 bags (30 g)

Steps

1. In a bowl, combine flour, yeast, sugar and salt (keeping the salt separate from the yeast). Aiming for the yeast, add in the lukewarm water. Once the dough has been mixed well, like you are kneading, add in the butter. Once it's smooth, knead for 15 minutes.
2. Once you are done kneading, make sure to pull and tuck in the edges, forming the dough into a ball. Grease a bowl lightly with oil (not listed in ingredients) and place the ball of dough in it. Cover this with plastic wrap or a tightly wrung out damp towel. In your oven on the bread proofing setting, or in a warm place, let the dough rise for the first time for about 40-60 minutes.
3. Once it's done rising, the dough should have doubled in size. Poke the center of the dough with your finger to see if the hole closes up. If it doesn't, you're good to go. Next take the dough out and gently punch it to deflate. Divide the dough into two portions and ball up each one like you did in Step 2. Cover them with plastic wrap or a tightly wrung out damp towel and let them rest for about 10 minutes.
4. With a rolling pin, roll out each portion of dough into a 23 cm x 15 cm rectangle, with the longer sides on the horizontal axis.
5. Leaving about 3 cm free at the top of each rectangle of dough, sprinkle the chocolate coated barley puffs. Press down gently on the puffs to push them slightly into the dough.
6. From the bottom, roll the dough up and be sure to pinch the seams closed. With the seam side facing downward, cut each roll into 8 portions.
7. Turning the portions onto their flatter cross-sectioned sides, line them up on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Cover them once again with plastic wrap or a tightly wrung damp towel, and let the dough rise a second time for 20-30 minutes.
8. After the dough is finished proofing, bake the rolls for 13-15 minutes at 180℃ (350℉).
9. All done.

Story Behind this Recipe

These days, bread-making ingredients are sold very expensively in shops. In our household, at least, sweets enjoyed on a day to day basis have to be gentle on the body as well as the wallet, and make the kids happy at the same time.