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Orange Sesame Seed Rolls
(Psomakia Me Portokali)
What You Need:
  • 1/3 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 2 packages (2 tablespoons) active dry yeast
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup melted unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange rind
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour

    TOPPING
  • ¼ cup light cream
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup sesame seeds

  • How To Cook:
    1. In a small bowl, place 1/3 cup lukewarm water, 1 teaspoon flour, and ½ teaspoon sugar. Sprinkle yeast over mixture, stirs, and set aside for 10 minutes.)

    2. Scald 1 cup milk and let cool. Combine cooled milk with butter, 4 tablespoons sugar, salt, eggs, orange juice, and orange rind and beat with electric mixer for 5 minutes.

    3. Heat remaining milk until lukewarm and dissolve yeast in it. Add this to mixture and blend thoroughly. Add flour and mix by hand. Put dough on a floured board and knead until smooth, about 5 minutes.

    4. Put mixture in a large, well-greased bowl, and turn to grease dough completely. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place for 1½ to 2 hours, or until double in bulk.

    5. Turn dough out on a floured board and knead a few times. Cut off pieces the size of a lemon, roll between palms of hands into 8-inch-long ropes, and tie in a knot.

    PREPARE THE TOPPING:
    1. Mix cream and sugar together and brush on knotted rolls.

    2. Dip rolls in sesame seeds and place on a greased cookie sheet 3 inches apart.

    3. Cover with a cloth and put in a warm place until double in bulk, about 1½ to 2 hours.

    4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

    To Make: 2 dozen rolls
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    Cuisine » Europe » Greece
    Main Ingredient » Grains & Cereals » Flour
    Main Ingredient » Fruits » Orange
    Main Ingredient » Dairy » Milk
    Dish » Bread

     





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