Many of my co-workers love the Kolaches from Shipley’s Donut. one day, I was in the mode of trying to bake them at home. Since I don’t really like the their recipe, I decided to use one of my favorite dough recipes instead. It turns out good, really good.
Dough: 2 tsb dry yeast, 2 tsb sugar, 80g warm milk, 1.5 cups bread flour, 10g lemon juice, 1 egg, 2 tbsp butter (room temperature), a pinch salt.
Filling: 6 beef frank, proper amount grated cheese.
Topping: honey:water = 1:1, proper amount.
1. Mix dry yeast and sugar, melted by warm milk, set aside for several minutes, or until you see lots of bubbles on the surface.
2. Add all the dough ingredients except butter into yeast mixture, form a ball.
3. Add butter to dough, punch for several minutes until dough is smooth and elastic.
4. Set dough aside until dough get double sized.
If you’re in rush, you can let dough rest for about 10-15 minutes.
5. Punch dough down, then seperate into 6 equal pieces.
6. Roll each pieces into rectangle shape, a little bit wider than length of the beef frank, and cut one end as shown in picture.
7. Sprinkle grated cheese at the end with cuts, roll beef frank as shown in picture, make sure seam is at bottom. Then set aside until double-sized.
8. Preheat oven to 350 degree.
9. Mix honey and water, brush on top of bread, bake about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
10. Brush honey mixture on top of bread right after taking bread out of oven, transfer to wired rack to cool.
I was in a playing mode, and tried to do the beef frank in a different way, below is what I did: