Kamado Baked Bread Rolls

After a visit to the local farm shop with the family we returned home with the usual fair of meats and some nice handmade burgers which my 4 year old son demanded we have for diner that night.

And with that it was set, with the heat we have been having over the last week it made sense to fire up the grill and keep the heat of cooking out of the house, so i decided to sit in the garden enjoying the sun with an ice cold bottle of beer to help keep the heat at bay.

All was well untill my better half informed me we had no buns for the burger to go on, and the previously mentioned beer had become 2 by this point so driving to the store was out of the question, so i raided the cupboards to see what we had and made the decision to knock up a quick batch of bread i could cook on the grill and the cook the burgers after while they were cooling.

Not wanting anything too strenuous it was a simple bread recipe used the wold over for loaves that i decided i would just divide up to make bread rolls
Bread Rolls for burgers made at home
Homemade Bread Rolls

First things first as usual i got the ingredients together

The ingredients for the bread

  • 500g Strong white bread flour
  • 300ml warm water
  • 7g instant yeast
  • 1tsp of salt
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
Next i add the yeast and the salt to the flour and mix well in the bowl, once mixed i make a well in the middle and pour into it the water and the olive oil then mix together with a spoon untill it all comes together like the below picture
Everything mixed well
Once everything has come together like above its time to lightly flour a work surface and turn the dough out onto it, i then quickly wash and dry the bowl, lightly oil it and set it aside while i knead the dough.

Kneading the dough doesn't take long about 5 to 10 minutes, as a rule i just forget about the time and keep going untill it has become silky smooth like the picture below then i know its ready 
All Kneaded and silky smooth 
Now i just put the dough in the bowl i oiled before cover with cling film and set aside for about an hour until it has doubled in size, this is best done in a warm draft free place but as i said earlier its been hot here so i just left it on my kitchen worktop
Dough in the bowl for its first proving 

Just over an hour later i came back inside to check on the dough 
Nicely risen
As you can see it had risen well so it was time to set up for the next stage.
Because i was baking on my Kamado Joe i drew around my pizza stone on some baking paper, cut it out and set it aside.
Next i floured the worktop again and turn it out and knock back the dough, to knock back its simpler than it sounds, just a case of gently and slowly kneading for 20 seconds to knock the air out of it.
Once this was done i divided the dough in to 8 and rolled them into balls and placed them on the baking paper id cut previously
All divided up
I divided them up roughly but if you want them the same just weigh the dough before you divide and the weigh each ball out equally.
I left them on the baking paper and covered with a clean dishcloth for about an hour for the second rise, which gave me time to set up the grill the same way you would for cooking pizza, with the the heat deflector in the raised position, the grill on top of this and the pizza stone on top of the grill.
I was aiming for 200c (400f approx) to cook the rolls

Around an hour later the rolls ahd risen again and it was time take them out to cook
On the pizza peel
As you can see they rolls had doubled in size and using my pizza peel i carried them outside to the grill and slid them onto the preheated pizza stone
On the pizza stone for the cook
I closed the lid and let them cook for about 20 minutes, you know they are ready when they have browned off and sound hollow if you pick one up and tap it on the bottom 

Finished Product 
When they had cooked i removed them to a cooling rack and left for at least 15 minutes to cool with a clean dishcloth over them.
A simple bread with a total "work" time of around 15 mins with the rest of the time waiting, just whats needed on a hot summers day!
And if its a loaf you want, instead of dividing into 8 just make into a round or put into a loaf tin and cook for around 5 mins longer

1 comment :

  1. Thank you so much for this wonderful article really!