Sunday, January 25, 2009

Fantail Rolls - Part Two

Although I used a pizza wheel to cut the strips, I used a bread knife to cut the stacked strips into six rolls.
Then you turn the strip stack on its side and put each one in a muffin cup.

After you've done the first six, then you make the second half of the dough into six rolls.

Here they all are - I've fooled with this picture and can't get it to rotate to the right perspective without changing the rotation on all the others in this post - forgive its sideways orientation! The recipe says to fan the rolls out in the muffin cups before rising.

These rise again covered with a kitchen towel (not terry cloth) for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Bake the rolls in a 375 degree oven for 20 - 25 minutes. Then brush the tops with the remaining 2 T of butter and cool at least 20 minutes.

Well, these rolls taste great - I love the sour taste that goes with cooking with buttermilk or sourdough starter - but they fell apart. I don't know if I were too generous with the butter before cutting the dough into strips. However, my best guess is that you shouldn't separate the stacks fan-like when you put them into the muffin pans. The rolls that stayed together were not fanned before rising.

That's what I'd do if I were to make them again! On the cover of Gourmet, they show the rolls mostly on their sides - I think if they stood theirs up, they would fall apart too!
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