Ham and Mayonnaise Bread Rolls
- 150 ml warm milk (38 Celsius or 100 Fahrenheit)
- 5 gram active dry yeast
- 5 gram sugar
- 300 gram all-purpose flour
- 10 gram sugar
- 4 gram salt
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature
- 12 slices of Black Forest ham
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon water
- 1/2 cup Japanese Kewpie mayonnaise
- Garnish (optional)
- crushed toasted nori seaweed
- chopped fresh parsley leaves
- Mix together warm milk, active dry yeast, and 5 gram sugar. Let rest for 20 minutes until foamy.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, 10 gram sugar, and salt. Make a well, then pour the foamy yeast solution, egg, and butter. Knead into a smooth, soft, elastic, and non-sticky dough. If the dough is too sticky, you may add 1-2 tablespoon of all-purpose flour. Kneading time is 20 minutes.
- Place the dough in the bowl, wrap with a wet kitchen towel or saran wrap. Let it proof until the volume is doubled, about 1 hour in warm kitchen.
- Punch the dough to release air bubbles, knead for a couple of minutes. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions.
- Flatten each dough to roughly the size of the slice of ham you are using. Place a slice of ham, then roll into a log. Connect the two ends of the logs so the dough resembles a snail. Cut the dough into two discs about 80% so the two discs are not totally cut apart. Make the two discs face up so you can see the pretty layers. Place this on a baking tray (I use a half-sheet pan) lined with parchment paper. Repeat for the other 11 portions.
- Let the bread rolls rest for another 1 hour until the volume is about double the original size.
- Preheat oven to 200 Celsius (400 Fahrenheit).
- Mix together 1 egg and 1 teaspoon of water for egg wash. Brush the top of the bread with egg wash, and squeeze/pipe mayonnaise onto each bread roll. Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until the bread is golden brown.
- Garnish the top of the bread with toasted crushed nori seaweed or chopped fresh parsley leaves. Best served warm when out from the oven.
- Store any leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge. Simply reheat the bread in a microwave for about 10-15 seconds as needed.
Another great recipe by https://dailycookingquest.com.