This recipe also doubles as a fun activity with the kids. Never mind play dough: split this dough between them and let them make whatever shapes they like (the cat and rabbit that ours made were quite unusual!). This recipe makes around 8 smallish rolls.
- 375g strong white flour
- 225ml lukewarm milk
- 30g butter
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 sachet easy yeast (7g)
- 1 egg, beaten, for glazing
1. Either by hand or using a mixer, rub the butter into the flour.
2. Add the salt and yeast, then add the milk.
3. Knead by hand or using the mixer for a few minutes, until it comes together as a soft dough.
4. Put the ball of dough in a large, lightly floured bowl and leave in a warm place for an hour to 90 minutes. It should have doubled in size.
5. Bread the dough into around eight pieces and shape as you like. Put them on a lined baking tray and leave for 15 minutes to rise again. Pre-heat the oven to 230c/210c fan/gas 8.
6. Bake for around 15 minutes. They should be golden on top and starting to colour on the bottom. Allow to cool on a wire rack.
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