Saturday, 23 August 2014

Custard Rolls

As these rich custard rolls rise and bake, the wonderful smell of yeast will fill your house. Try baking them on a Sunday: in the down time, you can laze around reading a book or watching your favourite TV series - for me, it's Gossip Girl or The Good Wife (a legal drama, not a show about housewives), or a re-run of Black Books or Miranda.

Custard Rolls

Makes 9 rolls
Dough based on this recipe


120 ml soy milk
1/2 tsp corn starch
1/2 tsp rice flour
2 tbsp water 
30 ml lukewarm water
1 tsp vanilla essence
4 tbsp margarine
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tbsp sugar
600 ml flour
1 1/2 tsp yeast

vanilla pudding or custard mix (many brands in the supermarket are vegan)
soy milk as needed
sugar as needed


1. Heat the soy milk until warm but not hot. Mix together the corn starch, rice flour and 2 tbsp water. Combine all dough ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Turn out onto a lightly-oiled surface and knead for 10 minutes. Put back in the bowl, cover, and let rise until doubled in size (about an hour).

2. Prepare pudding/custard with soy milk and sugar according to directions.

4. Cover a large baking pan with baking paper. Stretch the dough into a 20 by 30 cm rectangle. Spread the filling thickly over the dough. Starting with the long side of the rectangle, roll up into a log and pinch the edge of the dough to seal.

5. Cut with a sharp knife into 4 cm slices. Place them in the pan with plenty of space between each slice. Cover and let rise again until doubled in size (about an hour). Bake at 180 C for 20-25 minutes, until a light golden brown.


Sandra said...

Want them so bad right now! And Gossip Girl is awesome. Some seasons drag but most are really good.

thetelegrapher said...

Thanks! Yeah, the last season was terrible, and I think it was downhill after season 3, but up to there... :)