Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes. Additional flour may be needed, but the dough should be soft and satiny. Wash and dry the bowl, and oil lightly. Place kneaded dough in bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Allow to rise till do
Punch dough down and dump onto floured surface. Press lightly to spread to about 2-inch thickness. With a plastic scraper, press down through dough to make four equal-sized strips.* Cut each strip into pieces about 2 inches long. We weigh them to limit th
To shape the rolls you need a shallow saucer of milk and a bowl of sesame seeds or whole flax seeds (plenty). Golden flax seeds are a great stand-in for sesame; they look just the same, have wonderful flavor, and are packed with healthy Omega-3 fatty acid
Pick up the cut dough piece and stretch the top surface while tucking all the edges to the bottom; pinch the bottom edges tight. Dip the top of the roll in the shallow dish of milk and then into the sesame seeds. Turn over and press the bottom of the roll
Bake in a preheated 450°F gas oven for 18 minutes, or in a preheated 425°F electric oven for 15 minutes. When they hit the heat they rise like crazy.
This dough will also make two large round loaves of bread. Cut the dough in half, flatten, then tuck all edges to the bottom until the top of the dough is stretched tight. Pinch bottom very tight. Dip in milk and seeds, allow to rise till double, then bak
*P.S. These strips can be tied into a knot (we rolled the strips out to about 24 inches long) with both ends tucked in. Dip in milk and caraway seeds, and sprinkle with kosher salt, or even dried onion flakes and poppy seeds.