Where are my colourful food lovers at?
This one is for you.
My kids and I love the bright pink colour of these beetroot rolls or bun. They are delicious and easy to make. They are good enough on their own or with a soup or as a sandwich.
For this recipe, I used 3 cups of all purpose flour. Added about Half a cup of atta (whole wheat ) flour. One tbsp sugar, pinch of salt, one cup of warm water, 2 tbsp vegetable oil, 2 tsp yeast, 2 tbsp vegetable oil, one tsp of ground mixed spice (I like the savory flavour) and one grated beetroot.
Add the yeast mixture to the flour mix and stir well with a wooden spoon till it comes together into a shaggy dough. Then place onto a floured countertop and knead with your hands till smooth and soft.
Oil the dough, cover and let rest till doubled in size. It takes one hour in a warm area. Or a switched off oven with the light on.
Punch air out of the dough once risen then shape into 12 rolls.
Place the rolls on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
Cover and let the shaped buns rest for about 30- 45 minutes before baking for about 18 minutes in a 180°c oven.
I brushed them with a honey butter mix before putting in the oven and after taking them out.
For honey butter, melt 2 tbsp of unsalted butter then add in 1 tbsp honey and mix well. It makes rolls soft, gives a nice sheen, aroma and a bit of yummy stickiness.
You can top the buns with sesame seeds too if you want.
Definitely worth a try.