What was your favorite bakes on Valentine's Day? There were breakfast, bread, cookies, bars, cupcakes, tarts, pies and candy all over the places to celebrate this occasion. In this case. I've turned this butter rolls into heart shape using sweet bread dough. Used ready made red bean paste for the filling since this is special request from my son. Other stuffing such as chocolate spread, strawberry or even kaya (egg jam) works well too. They are wonderful for everyday or for special holiday dinner. You can make the dough ahead of time and bake the rolls just before the dinner is ready. It uses straight forward method, easy to prepare and add a special touch to any meal.
For shaping, roll out each ball into oval shape, spread the filling then fold into 2, again into quarter. With sharp knife, slit the center of folded roll half way through, spread open to get heart shape. It was time consuming but had so much fun shaping them for the very first time. These are fantastic rolls, light buttery taste and so soft.
HEART SHAPED BUTTER ROLLS
Yield 12 rolls
2 C all purpose flour
1/4 C warm water
4 T softened butter
1/2 T dry yeast
2 T dry milk
1 T sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 C warm water
1 tsp sugar
red bean paste or other
filling of your choice
* Mix together yeast, 1 tsp sugar and 1/4 cup of warm water in a bowl and for 10 minutes until frothy.
* In a mixing bowl, put in water, salt and yeast mixture, stir well. Add in dry milk, butter and 1 cup of flour, beat until smooth.
* Add the remaining flour, forms into a dough.
* Transfer onto floured board and knead for 10 minutes until elastic.
* Keep in a covered and oiled bowl until double about 1-1 1/2 hours.
* Gently punch out dough and divide into 12 ball. Roll out into oval shape and stuff with filling, roll up the dough. shape into half of oval shape. Fold again into quarter. Using a sharp knife cut through the top portion and shape into a heart.
* Repeat with the remaining dough.
* Leave for 45 minutes. Heat the oven @ 180 C towards the end of raising time.
* Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven, brush top with melted butter and transfer to rack to cool.
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