These soft buttery bread rolls are just amazing to eat on their own. They remain soft for the next two days if stored in an airtight container (that is if they are not eaten up!).
This is my daughters comfort food while studying. I sprinkled a combination of nigella and sesame seeds on them but poppy seeds can do equally well.
You can also make them with whole wheat flour if you wish or gluten free flour. The yogurt in this can be substitued for soya yogurt if you have are lactose intolerant.
I made them knotted just to add a little fanciness to the photo but you can shape them into normal round buns.
The dough can be frozen or even kept for uto 2-3 days in the refrigerator.
500 grams of white flour
1 envelope of dry yeast (7 grams)
1.5 teaspoons of salt
6 tablespoons of sugar
1 small bowl of warm water
1 cup of more of sweetened white yogurt at room temperature (or as needed)
6 tablespoons of melted butter
nigella seeds and sesame seeds for sprinkling
2 tablespoons of oil and 2 tablespoons of milk for brushing on top
in a big bowl put the yeast and salt and add the warm water and leave it to rest for 10 minutes till frothy. When its frothy add the sugar and the butter and the flour. Mix well and add as much as sweet yogurt to make a soft pliable dough. Work the dough for 5 minutes till smooth. Cover and leave in a warm place to rise till double in size. Once its risen punch it down and knead it for another 5 minutes. Break into small balls. Roll each ball with your palms into a roll and make a knot. Place in a greased baking tray. Sprinkle with a mixture of nigella and sesame seeds pressing them a bit into the knot gently. Leave for an hour so that they rise a bit. Sprinkle the nigella and sesame seeds on top and press a bit so they stick onto the dough ( my daughter helped me do this with her dainty hands). Brush with the oil and milk mixture . Put into a preheated oven to bake at 200 degrees till golden brown. You can also brush with beaten egg ..but this is an eggless recipe
Enjoy with cream cheese or chocolate spread or even plain!!
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