This dinner rolls recipe uses all-purpose flour and vital wheat gluten; add 2 g of vital wheat gluten to 100 g of all-purpose flour. You may omit vital wheat gluten if using bread flour (high protein) flour. Use dough function in bread machine for kneading and proofing the bread dough.

Pandan leaf (Pandanus amaryllifolius) which is a tropical plant is used to flavor the bread. It has a strong unique aroma with a hint of rose and vanilla. A small portion of flour, Pandan juice and water is cook until the starch gelatinase. The cooked paste is added to the bread dough to retain moisture thus improving the texture of the bread by making it soft and fluffy.

You can make this pandan bread as dinner rolls just by adding some pandan juice, for normal dinner rolls, just omit the pandan juice and you’ll still get soft and fluffy dinner rolls.

Chinese Version: 松软香兰面包(小餐包) – 面包机揉面

Pandan Sweet Bread (Dinner Rolls)

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Yield: 15 pieces (63 g each) / 950 g dough total

Ingredients:

Ingredients 1:

  • 470 g all-purpose flour
  • 10 g vital wheat gluten
  • 70 g fine sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 50 g evaporated milk
  • 40 g butter/margarine

Ingredients 2:

  • 55 g egg
  • 65 g water

The total weight of egg and water should be 120 g, if the egg without shell is 50 g, use 70 g water.

Ingredients 3:

  • 1 tsp yeast
  • ¼ tsp sugar
  • 20 g water

Ingredients 4:

  • 3 Pandan leaves (about 6 g)
  • 150 g water
  • 30 g all-purpose flour
 

Instructions:

1 Pandan juice: Blend 6 g Pandan leaves with 150 g of water, sieve and extract Pandan juice.

Pandan Sweet Bread (Dinner Rolls)

2 Cooked Pandan paste: Add Pandan juice and 30 g all-purpose flour into a saucepan, mix the batter until there are no lumps. Cook in medium heat, stir continuously until the batter is almost all cooked, turn off the heat and continue to stir for about 10-20 seconds, make sure all the starch gelatinized. Set aside and allow to cool completely.

Pandan Sweet Bread (Dinner Rolls)

3 Combine 470 g all-purpose flour and 10 g vital wheat gluten, sieve to incorporate the flour mixture evenly. Tips: Omit vital wheat gluten if using 500 g high protein flour (bread flour). Mix in ½ tsp salt and 70 g fine sugar.

Pandan Sweet Bread (Dinner Rolls)

4 Add ¼ teaspoon of sugar, 1 teaspoon of instant yeast and 20 g of water, stir to mix and set aside.

Pandan Sweet Bread (Dinner Rolls)

5 Mix 55 g of egg (without shell) with 65 g of water. The total weight of egg and water should be 120 g, if the egg without shell is 50 g, use 70 g water.

Pandan Sweet Bread (Dinner Rolls)

6 Add all ingredients to bread machine, use dough function in bread machine to knead and proof the dough. The whole process will normally takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Pandan Sweet Bread (Dinner Rolls)

7 Add in 40 g butter after 2-3 minutes the kneading process start and dough is slightly formed.

Pandan Sweet Bread (Dinner Rolls)
 

8 Brush baking tray (27 cm x 36 cm) with butter.

Pandan Sweet Bread (Dinner Rolls)

9 Remove dough from the bread machine. Punch down to deflate the dough and release air pockets. Roll the bread dough into a log. Divide into 15 equal pieces with each measuring 63 g each.

Pandan Sweet Bread (Dinner Rolls)

Divide into 15 equal pieces with each measuring 63 g each.

Pandan Sweet Bread (Dinner Rolls)

10 Shape the dough into ball and place on baking tray brush with butter.

Pandan Sweet Bread (Dinner Rolls)

11 Place the dough into oven and proof the dough for 50 minutes; this allows the dough to rise for the second time. You need at least 25°C (77°F) room temperature to rise the dough properly, place a cup of hot water into the oven if the ambient temperature is too low.

Pandan Sweet Bread (Dinner Rolls)

After proofing.

Pandan Sweet Bread (Dinner Rolls)

12 Remove the risen bread dough from the oven; preheat the oven to 180°C (360°F). Score the dough surface with a blade, sharp knife or bread lame. Put some butter and sugar in the shallow cuts.

Pandan Sweet Bread (Dinner Rolls)

Put some butter and sugar in the shallow cuts.

Pandan Sweet Bread (Dinner Rolls)

13 Bake for 22 minutes in a preheated oven at 180℃ (360°F).

Pandan Sweet Bread (Dinner Rolls)

14 Remove dinner rolls from the baking tray and allow to cool on the cooling rack. Brush with some butter while it is still hot, this will give the dinner rolls a softer crush and richer flavor.

Pandan Sweet Bread (Dinner Rolls)
Pandan Sweet Bread (Dinner Rolls)
 
Pandan Sweet Bread (Dinner Rolls)

Pandan Sweet Bread (Dinner Rolls)

You can make this pandan bread as dinner rolls just by adding some pandan juice, for normal dinner rolls, just omit the pandan juice and you’ll still get soft and fluffy dinner rolls.
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Prep Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 25 mins
Course Bread, Buns
Cuisine American, Baking
Servings 15 pieces
Calories 171 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 bread machine

Ingredients
 
 

Ingredients 1:

  • 470 g all-purpose flour
  • 10 g vital wheat gluten
  • 70 g fine sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 50 g evaporated milk
  • 40 g butter/margarine

Ingredients 2: (Total Weight 120 g)

  • 55 g egg
  • 65 g water increase water to get total weight

Ingredients 3:

  • 1 tsp yeast
  • ¼ tsp sugar
  • 20 g water

Ingredients 4:

  • 3 Pandan leaves about 6 g
  • 150 g water
  • 30 g all-purpose flour

Instructions
 

  • Pandan juice: Blend 6 g Pandan leaves with 150 g of water, sieve and extract Pandan juice.
    Pandan Sweet Bread (Dinner Rolls)
  • Cooked Pandan paste: Add Pandan juice and 30 g all-purpose flour into a saucepan, mix the batter until there are no lumps. Cook in medium heat, stir continuously until the batter is almost all cooked, turn off the heat and continue to stir for about 10-20 seconds, make sure all the starch gelatinized. Set aside and allow to cool completely.
    Pandan Sweet Bread (Dinner Rolls)
  • Combine 470 g all-purpose flour and 10 g vital wheat gluten, sieve to incorporate the flour mixture evenly. Tips: Omit vital wheat gluten if using 500 g high protein flour (bread flour). Mix in ½ tsp salt and 70 g fine sugar.
    Pandan Sweet Bread (Dinner Rolls)
  • Add ¼ teaspoon of sugar, 1 teaspoon of instant yeast and 20 g of water, stir to mix and set aside.
    Pandan Sweet Bread (Dinner Rolls)
  • Mix 55 g of egg (without shell) with 65 g of water. The total weight of egg and water should be 120 g, if the egg without shell is 50 g, use 70 g water.
    Pandan Sweet Bread (Dinner Rolls)
  • Add all ingredients to bread machine, use dough function in bread machine to knead and proof the dough. The whole process will normally takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
    Pandan Sweet Bread (Dinner Rolls)
  • Add in 40 g butter after 2-3 minutes the kneading process start and dough is slightly formed.
    Pandan Sweet Bread (Dinner Rolls)
  • Brush baking tray (27 cm x 36 cm) with butter.
    Pandan Sweet Bread (Dinner Rolls)
  • Remove dough from the bread machine. Punch down to deflate the dough and release air pockets. Roll the bread dough into a log. Divide into 15 equal pieces with each measuring 63 g each.
    Pandan Sweet Bread (Dinner Rolls)
  • Divide into 15 equal pieces with each measuring 63 g each.
    Pandan Sweet Bread (Dinner Rolls)
  • Shape the dough into ball and place on baking tray brush with butter.
    Pandan Sweet Bread (Dinner Rolls)
  • Place the dough into oven and proof the dough for 50 minutes; this allows the dough to rise for the second time. You need at least 25°C (77°F) room temperature to rise the dough properly, place a cup of hot water into the oven if the ambient temperature is too low.
    Pandan Sweet Bread (Dinner Rolls)
  • After proofing.
    Pandan Sweet Bread (Dinner Rolls)
  • Remove the risen bread dough from the oven; preheat the oven to 180°C (360°F). Score the dough surface with a blade, sharp knife or bread lame. Put some butter and sugar in the shallow cuts.
    Pandan Sweet Bread (Dinner Rolls)
  • Put some butter and sugar in the shallow cuts.
    Pandan Sweet Bread (Dinner Rolls)
  • Bake for 22 minutes in a preheated oven at 180℃ (360°F).
    Pandan Sweet Bread (Dinner Rolls)
  • Remove dinner rolls from the baking tray and allow to cool on the cooling rack. Brush with some butter while it is still hot, this will give the dinner rolls a softer crush and richer flavor.
    Pandan Sweet Bread (Dinner Rolls)

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Notes

This recipe yields 15 pieces of rolls (63 g each). 
The nutritional value for reference is for 1 piece of roll. 

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 171kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 5gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 106mgPotassium: 61mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 100IUVitamin C: 0.04mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 2mg
Keyword dinner rolls, pandan bread rolls, pandan buns
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