Gritti bread men

Gritti bread men

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  • Serves: 6 persons

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Step 1

    Light yeast dough
  2. Step 2

    Mix the flour, salt, sugar and yeast in a bowl. Add the butter and milk, mix and knead for approx. 5 mins. to form a soft, smooth dough. Cover and leave to rise at room temperature for approx. 2 hrs. until doubled in size.
  3. Step 3

    Light rice yeast dough
  4. Step 4

    Mix the flours, salt, sugar and yeast in a bowl. Add the butter and milk, mix and knead for approx. 5 mins. to form a soft, smooth dough. Cover and leave to rise at room temperature for approx. 2 hrs. until doubled in size.
  5. Step 5

    Light brown yeast dough
  6. Step 6

    Mix the flour, salt, sugar, cocoa powder and yeast in a bowl. Add the butter and milk, mix and knead for approx. 5 mins. to form a soft, smooth dough. Cover and leave to rise at room temperature for approx. 2 hrs. until doubled in size.
  7. Step 7

    Medium-brown yeast dough
  8. Step 8

    Brown dough
  9. Step 9

    Dark brown dough
  10. Step 10

    To shape
  11. Step 11

    Shape each piece of dough into a roll and make into a little man. Use sultanas for the eyes. Transfer the little bread men to two baking trays lined with baking paper, leave to rise for a further 15 mins. Brush with a little milk.
  12. Step 12

    To bake
  13. Step 13

    Approx. 25 mins. in an oven preheated to 180 °C (convection). Remove from the oven and leave to cool on a rack.