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Wednesday 11 July 2012

Braided Sausage Rolls

Wanted to bake this Braided Sausage Roll for the longest time but kept delaying as sometimes when I'm out buying groceries, forgotten to include the sausages in my shopping list.

I have tried few bread and buns recipes in my blog here and I think this recipe ingredients suit me the best in terms of the soft texture of the bread.  Just love it!

This Braided Sausage Roll recipe is sourced from Rahel's Blogspot which her blog is in Malay language.  So I tried my best to translate the recipe back in English.

Recipe source from Rahel

Ingredients A:
240g bread flour
60g cake flour
50g caster sugar
5g salt
10g milk powder
2 tsp instant yeast
1/2 tsp bread improver (optional)

Ingredients B: (mix well together)
1 egg (Grade C)
150g water

Ingredient C:
30g unsalted butter

Ingredient D:
1/2 tsp vegetable oil

Egg Wash (mix together)
1 egg yolk
1 tsp water

Sausage (About 10 or 11)
Some dried parsley or dried rosemary (at your preference)

1.  Combine all the A Ingredients in a big bowl, (except salt) and mix all well
     together first, then add in the salt and mix to combine.

2.  Add in the B Ingredients bit by bit and knead till all mix to combine.  Slowly add in
      the butter (in 3 additions) while kneading till all comes together.  Knead the dough
      for about 50-60 minutes till soft, pliable, smooth and slightly shiny. 
      (If you have a bread maker or a heavy duty mixer; they will do the kneading for you!).
      Last, add in the vegetable oil and mix to combine together.
3.  Let the dough rest and rise for about 45-60 minutes. 
      Take the dough out, and deflate the dough by lightly press into it.  Roll round the
      dough up and let it rest for 15 minutes again.

4.   Weigh the dough to 50g each and roll into a ball.  Using your rolling pin, roll in into
       an oval shape and place one sausage into the middle of the dough. 
       Cut each left and right side of the dough into 5-6 strips.  Start folding the strips by
       alternating the left and right over the sausage.
       Let the sausage dough rest for another 30-45 minutes again.  Once the roll rise up,
       brush with egg wash and sprinkle some dried parsley on top.

5.  Bake the sausage roll at preheated oven 170C for about 15-25 minutes.

Apologise for the tutorial pictures here (quite blur), what to do, only one pair of hands, have to roll out the dough, take picture, place sausage, cut to strips, take picture, ........

The bread roll is so soft........ just the right texture of softness for me!