I miss Czech rohlíky in England!!! No bread roll you can buy in the UK is quite like the Czech rohlíky. Although the English can make a rather nice ciabatta, which I do love. I’m pretty sure you can get rohliky in one of the few Czech shops that have opened up in England. Unfortunately, there isn’t one near me… However! I have been inspired by a Czech cooking group on Facebook for Czechs living in the UK where delicious (not only Czech) recipes are posted every day. Everyone seems to be baking Czech rohlíky, plaited rolls, Czech sourdough bread and other amazing things so I decided to give Czech rohlíky a go too! It’s not hard, just a little time consuming but the effort you put in is totally worth it because they taste AMAZING!

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Czech rohliky
czech rohliky recipe, czech bread rolls
Cuisine Czech
Prep Time 2h 30min
Cook Time 10-15 min
Servings
16 rolls
Ingredients
  • 750 g strong bread flour
  • 420 ml lukewarm water
  • 5 tbs melted butter
  • 14 g dried yeast
  • 15 g salt
  • 15 g caster sugar
  • caraway seeds and rock salt
  • baking parchment and cling film
Cuisine Czech
Prep Time 2h 30min
Cook Time 10-15 min
Servings
16 rolls
Ingredients
  • 750 g strong bread flour
  • 420 ml lukewarm water
  • 5 tbs melted butter
  • 14 g dried yeast
  • 15 g salt
  • 15 g caster sugar
  • caraway seeds and rock salt
  • baking parchment and cling film
czech rohliky recipe, czech bread rolls
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter in a small saucepan. When melted, take off the hob and let cool down slightly.
  2. Mix the flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the melted butter to the 420 ml water and pour most of it into the bowl containing the dry ingredients.
  4. Knead, either by hand or mixer, until you have a smooth and elastic dough that isn't sticky - approximately 15 minutes. Add the rest of the liquid if necessary.
  5. Cover the bowl with a tea cloth and leave the dough to rise until it's doubled in size - approximately 1 hour depending on room temperature.
  6. When it's risen (mine practically came out of the bowl) divide it into 16 pieces and leave to stand for about 10 minutes.
  7. Roll out each piece of dough with a rolling pin into a triangle(ish) shape and roll up by hand into a "rohlík" starting with a wide side and working towards the tip (I made slightly curved ones but you can make them straight if you want).
  8. Prepare two pieces of baking parchment the size of your baking trays and put 8 rohliky on each. Cover them with some cling film and leave to rise for about 1 hour or until they've doubled in size.
  9. When your rohlíky have risen, put two baking trays (no rohlíky on them yet!) into the oven and pre-heat your oven to 250 ºC (fan oven 220 ºC).
  10. Spray your risen rohlíky with water (I didn't have a mist sprayer so just kind of splashed them a bit nilly-willy...) and sprinkle with rock salt and caraway seeds (poppy seeds work well, too).
  11. Take the hot baking trays out of the oven and carefully transfer the rohlíky with the parchment onto them.
  12. Bake for approx. 10 - 15 minutes watching carefully not to burn them.
Recipe Notes

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