I have made these cider rolls a few times before, but never posted the recipe. Now I thought that these could also be nice for the Christmas season. How about serving them to your Christmas guests?
I used the organic Black Fox cider for these rolls, but any dry British style cider will work well in this recipe and will add a lovely flavour. I have previously posted a review of the Black Fox cider here.
And here's now my cider roll recipe, powered by spelt flour, of course. If you don't have any spelt flour, don't hesitate to use wheat flour as it also works in these. I got 10 medium sized rolls with this recipe.
3 dl dry cider
7 dl spelt flour
1 tbsp dry yeast
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
25 g butter
Melt the butter and set it to side.
Heat the cider lukewarm and dissolve the dry yeast to the cider.
Add the flour, salt and sugar and mix it all into an even dough. You can mix the dough with a spatula as it is quite soft, so no hand kneading needed.
Add the melted butter and mix a little more.
Let the dough rise covered for about one hour at room temperature.
Shape rolls from the dough and let them rise for further 30 minutes on a baking tray.
Pre-heat the oven to 220C.
Brush the surfaces of the rolls with water and bake them for about 10-15 minutes. You can also add various seeds or cheese on the top.
Serve them freshly baked with butter and cheese, and maybe even a glass of cool cider on the side as there will be something left over in the bottle.