How to Make Delicious Spitfire Ale Bread Rolls

These tasty bread rolls are made with 'Spitfire Ale' although you can substitute this for your favourite pale ale. Experiment!

2.9k Views 307 Likes 1 Comment
How to Make Delicious Spitfire Ale Bread Rolls Recipe
14 Steps
Ingredients
Embed
1
Add the two flours, yeast and salt in the mixing bowl. Keep the salt and yeast apart at this stage.

Add the two flours, yeast and salt in the mixing bowl. Keep the salt and yeast apart at this stage.

2
Get your favourite pale ale. I've used Spitfire Ale in this recipe

Get your favourite pale ale. I've used Spitfire Ale in this recipe

Recommended For You
3
Add the butter to the bowl and start to mix whilst adding the ale gradually. You are looking for the dough to come away from the sides of the bowl (so may need slightly more or less ale)

Add the butter to the bowl and start to mix whilst adding the ale gradually. You are looking for the dough to come away from the sides of the bowl (so may need slightly more or less ale)

4
After about 10 minutes the dough should be soft and pliable. Tip the dough out onto a work surface which has a drop of olive oil on it. This is better than a floured surface - it makes kneading easier

After about 10 minutes the dough should be soft and pliable. Tip the dough out onto a work surface which has a drop of olive oil on it. This is better than a floured surface - it makes kneading easier

5
Knead the bread until it becomes soft and shiny. The dough shouldn't be sticky once done. There are many techniques for kneading dough - this is mine

Knead the bread until it becomes soft and shiny. The dough shouldn't be sticky once done. There are many techniques for kneading dough - this is mine

6
7
Shape the dough into a ball

Shape the dough into a ball

8
Put the dough back into an oiled bowl and cover with cling film (or a shower cap!) and leave to prove and rise for about an hour. It should double in size

Put the dough back into an oiled bowl and cover with cling film (or a shower cap!) and leave to prove and rise for about an hour. It should double in size

9
The dough has doubled in size - it's like magic!

The dough has doubled in size - it's like magic!

10
Tip out the dough onto a floured surface and fold In on itself until all the air is knocked out. Then divide into 14 pieces each weighing 60g

Tip out the dough onto a floured surface and fold In on itself until all the air is knocked out. Then divide into 14 pieces each weighing 60g

11
Roll each piece into a tight ball and prepare 2 baking sheets by dusting with flour or putting baking parchment on them

Roll each piece into a tight ball and prepare 2 baking sheets by dusting with flour or putting baking parchment on them

12
Place 7 balls on each of the two baking sheets in this formation. Then cover loosely with oiled cling film and allow to rise for an hour. Pre heat oven to 200°C

Place 7 balls on each of the two baking sheets in this formation. Then cover loosely with oiled cling film and allow to rise for an hour. Pre heat oven to 200°C

13
Once risen dust with flour and make 3 small snips in each till with sharp scissors. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes at 200°c or until golden brown. When done they will sound hollow when tapped

Once risen dust with flour and make 3 small snips in each till with sharp scissors. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes at 200°c or until golden brown. When done they will sound hollow when tapped

14
Allow to cool on a wire rack.   Try with butter on their own. Gorgeous!

Allow to cool on a wire rack. Try with butter on their own. Gorgeous!

keyboard shortcuts:     previous step     next step
Comments
1 COMMENT
View More Comments