Monsoon is here and we can verify it from the sizzling of oil and wafting aroma of pakodas/fritters and obviously the rain. Though rain is still like an unwanted guest here in Bangalore - coming and going whenever it wants(thanks to the high winds)- pakodas can be had anytime. But as a healthy alternative ,try this onion pinwheels which are equally hearty.I adapted these from KingArthur Flour and they turned out great.
ie 2 tbsp cornstarch + 1 tbsp water gives 1 egg.
You can go for Ener G or other appropriate egg replacers.I had seen this in Baking Bites and was sure this would be great replacer as well.
All Purpose Flour: 1.5 cups + more for dusting
Milk Powder: 1.5 tsp
Sugar: 1.5 tsp
Salt: 1/2 tsp
Instant Yeast : 3/4 tsp ( I used Gloripan Yeast given to me by dear blogger Suma)
Water: 1/2 cup
1 tbsp Cornstarch + 1.5 tsp water mixed well into a place for replacing 1/2 an egg (else use the latter itself !)
Veg Oil: 1.5 tsp
Veg oil: 2-3 tsp for sauteeing
Onion: long thin chopped 2-3 medium size :almost 1/2 cup +
Sugar: a pinch
Salt & Red Pepper Flakes: as per taste
Filling: Heat oil in a deep pan and add onions. Add in little salt and a pinch of sugar and mix well and continue sweating the onions till they turn a deep brown. Just before removing from heat, add in the red pepper flakes and finish the cooking. Do the taste test and adjust the salt and seasoning.Cool.
Bread: Mix together all the dry items from flour to yeast in a big bowl. Make the cornstarch paste and keep aside as well.Make a well in the dry item bowl and add in the cornstarch paste,water and oil.Bring together to form a mass of dough which leaves the sides of the bowl. Knead it by putting on a lightly dusted counter for about 5-8 minutes until you get a smoooth,elastic dough.
Pat the dough to a rectangular shape in the dusted counter and evenly spread the onion mixture leaving little space on the long sides of the rectangle.
Starting with the long side /length of the rectangle,roll it into a log,pinching the seams together well.
Cut the log into 1" slices. And place them 2" apart from each other in a lightly greased or lined baking sheet. I lined the baking sheet with foil and greased it with oil. Let them rise,covered for about 30 minutes or almost doubled.
Bake in a preheated oven at 350F / 176C for about 18-20 minutes until the top looks golden brown and a lovely aroma wafts in from the oven. Take out cool in the sheet for 2-3 minutes and then cool completely on a wire rack before serving.
The collage is ....
I had it warm.So either serve warm from the oven or reheat in the microwave for seconds before serving.
You can also serve it with sauce or other dips and sides. I had it as such as a snack. These are also perfect for breakfast as well.
Hearty warm rolls perfect with a cuppa.Enjoy the rain,the warm rolls and be satisfied.