I mean – who doesn’t love the silver fox? eh?
If you are a #GBBO fan like me – then you know who I am talking about!!
#GBBO = Great British Bake Off currently in season 4 on BBC2 and the Silver Fox = baker and #GBBO judge Paul Hollywood! (*sigh* – don’t tell HIM but I have a major crush on this tv celeb!! ;))
HIM and I hosted a little sunday luncheon on Sunday, 7 of us in total… and it seemed that whatever I did in the kitchen on Saturday just wouldn’t (or couldn’t) work… I had to make my dessert pastry cases twice (as I left the first batch in the oven too long)… and then my cauliflower and tomato soup just didn’t taste right…. so I left the making of bread to Sunday morning – when I knew I would be in a better frame of mind and therefore my bread would be better (and I managed to fix the soup!)
All you knead is love….
This recipe is adapted from the BBC Good Food Magazine (October 2011 issue) – (adapted because I have not used the butter and only used white bread flour (and not a combination of wholemeal & white) and it was still delicious!)Definitely a *re-make* kind of recipe! But – if you are like me … make sure that you create these when you are feeling a bit more happy and I promise that they will turn out great! (And remember that you need to give bread time…..)
Blue Cheese & Walnut bread rolls
500g strong white bread flour
14g sachet fast-achtion yeast
250g Roquefort cheese, crumbled
300ml warm water
- Whizz the walnuts in your food processor until fine, leave to one side
- Place flour, salt, yeast and water in a bowl, stir together – and then get ready to knead for a couple of minutes to get it all to come together (add water (1 teaspoon at a time) if the mixture feels too dry)
- Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead (with love) for at least 10minutes before returning to the bowl
- Cover bowl with clingfilm and leave to rise in a warm place for 1hr
- knead in the walnuts and leave to rise for a further 20minutes
- Place dough on a lightly floured surface and roll out to a rectangle shape (1cm thick)
- Place the blue cheese on top of the dough and lightly press in
- Place the long side of the dough rectangle in front of you and roll up like a swiss roll
- cut into 8 equal sizes (mine did 10) and place on a lightly greased baking tray
- Cover with clingfilm and leave to rise for 1hr
- Bake for 20min at 200-220C