Portuguese Carcaças (Rolls)

I really love making bread and this recipe from Kintsu Kuroi, from the ‘Thermomix Owners UK’ Facebook group, does not disappoint.

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Last year, while we were still living in Spain, we went on a road trip to Galica and Portugal. I remember seeing & smelling these rolls everywhere, and buying them each morning for breakfast.

I decided to make them this morning, and the smell took me back to the gorgeous little cafés you find everywhere in Portugal.

The children were delighted too.

Enjoy!!! Xx

Ingredients

200 g water

120 g milk

20 g butter

20 g fresh yeast or 2 tsp dried yeast

Pinch of sugar

500 g strong white flour and some extra for sprinkling

1.5 tsp salt

Method

Add the water, milk, butter, yeast, and sugar to the bowl.

Heat for 2 mins/37 c/speed 2.

Add the flour and salt and knead for 3 mins/knead function.

Remove from the bowl to a powdered bowl and leave to rise for 40 mins or until it doubles in size.

Heat the oven to 180 c.

Once risen divide the dough into approximately 15 pieces.

Roll into a ball and flatten slightly.

Place the balls on a large baking tray, dusted with flour.

Sprinkle the top of the rolls with flour as well, and make a cut on the top with a sharp knife.

Leave the rolls to rise for 30 minutes then bake for 10-12.

When cooked remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool.

Xx

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