When the bread becomes the party…
Time runs out and twenty-four hours aren’t enought to make my day.
I go back to the 7th of March to rescue the last backup recipe without any other option.
Then I go on as a baker and the bread makes the party.
PartyBrot (German party bread)
2 1/2 Tsp Dry Yeast
60g Unsalted butter, melted
30g Unsalted butter, melted to glaze the rolls
2 Tbs Castor sugar
2 Eggs (~50g), beaten
560g Plain white flour
2 Tsps Salt
1 Egg, for glazing
1 Tsp Water, for glazing
Sprinkle the yeast into 100ml of the milk in a small bowl, leave for 5 minutes and stir to dissolve.
Warm the remaining milk in a saucepan with the sugar and butter. Stir constantly until the butter has melted.
Cool until tepid, then beat in the eggs until combined.
In a large bowl, mix the flour and salt together.
Make a well in the centre and pour in the yeasted milk and the butter/sugar/milk mixture.
Mix in the flour to form a soft, sticky dough.
Turn the dough out on a floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes or until smooth, shiny and elastic.
Put the dough in a buttered bowl and cover with a teat towel. Leave to rise until doubled in size for about 1-1 1/2 hours.
Knock back and leave to rest for 10 minutes.
Divide the dough into 19 equal-sized pieces.
Shape each piece of dough into a round, smooth ball (using the balling method).
Grease a round cake tin or spring form pan, about 24cm (91/2 inch) in diameter, with the melted butter.
Arrange the shaped rolls in the prepared tin by making an outer ring of 12 rolls and an inner ring of 6 rolls, and placing the last roll in the center of the two rings.
Cover the tin with a tea towel.
Leave to prove until the rolls have doubled in size, about 45 minutes.
Brush the top of each roll with the egg glaze (egg+water).
Sprinkle with the seeds.
Bake in the preheated oven (200° C/400° F) for 30-45 minutes until golden and hollow-sounding when tapped.