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Festive Chestnut Bread RollsMerry Christmas Wish

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas

Very healthy, Festive Chestnut Bread Rolls that qualify as a vegan as well as vegetarian. Whole meal and white flours, chopped chestnuts and spiced nice with your choice of either nutmeg or cinnamon.

Fresh chestnuts for Festive Chestnut Bread Rolls

Recipe Ingredients

6 ounces whole meal flour
6 ounces white flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg or cinnamon
1/2 ounce fresh yeast (or 1 teaspoon dried yeast)
2 teaspoons sugar
8 ounces hot water
4 ounces chestnuts (cooked weight), chopped
To glaze: soya milk

Recipe Directions

Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, stir the flours, salt, and the nutmeg and/or cinnamon.

Cream the yeast, sugar together, and add a little hot water. Mix well and leave in a warm place for 5 minutes, until frothy. Pour the yeast mixture over the flour in the bowl and add enough water, one-tablespoon at a time, to make stiff, but not sticky, dough. Tip the dough out onto a floured work surface and knead for ten minutes.

Place the dough in a clean, lightly oiled bowl, cover with a clean tea towel or loose cling film and leave in a warm place until doubled in size (about 1 hour).

Punch the dough down, turn out onto a floured surface, add the chopped chestnuts and knead for 5 minutes, making sure the chestnuts are evenly distributed throughout the mixture.

Divide into 6 balls and shape into rolls. Allow to prove by leaving the rolls in a warm place for 20 to 30 minutes, until well risen.

Glaze with Soya milk and bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the pre-heated oven. If the rolls sound hollow when tapped on the base, they are cooked.

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