How to make boyoz bread
As we’ve already said, there are plenty of ways to augment this meal with new ingredients and fillings for a unique twist.
Today we show you how to make the more standard, traditional version, which you can then take and get frisky however you see fit.
With a total cooking time of about 2 1/2 hours, it’s not the fastest sandwich in the world, but I’m sure you’ll agree after trying it that it was well worth the time and effort!
- 3 cups hard flour (high protein/bread flour)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil
- 1 glass of water
- 4 tablespoons butter
Number of servings: 4
This recipe is so much fun to prepare.
It doesn’t use a lot of ingredients, but making and forming the dough is a really fun activity.
Plus, it’s a pretty healthy recipe.
While many versions incorporate cheese or even sugar, this one in particular can be enjoyed guilt-free as it doesn’t use any of that!
Start by preparing the dough.
Take a large bowl and add all the ingredients except the water and butter.
Mix them all together so that the dry ingredients are evenly distributed.
Then start adding the water a little at a time.
This is important to do to create an even consistency and prevent lumps from forming.
Keep mixing the water until you get a reasonably firm dough; it has to be malleable but not wet or sticky.
Once the dough is ready, you can start kneading it.
Sprinkle a little more flour on the counter to prevent sticking.
Start kneading the dough for a few minutes so that it becomes a smooth ball.
Once the kneading is finished, divide the dough into 8 parts and place them in a bowl, cover the bowl with cling film (or a towel) and let it rest for about 30 minutes.
When at least 30 minutes have passed and you are ready to continue, place the balls of dough on the counter and press them with your hands to form a plate about 15 cm in diameter.
Place a tablespoon of butter on four of the plate shapes (they should be at room temperature or even a little warmer).
Next, take another “plate” from the dough and place it on top.
Repeat this a second time to get 4 covered plates that each hold a tablespoon of butter.
Press the sides down to create a seal, lightly oil the bottom of the dough and place on a cookie sheet.
Cover the tray with plastic wrap and let it rest for 1 to 1 hour and a half.
Start pulling on the edges to stretch it out, or lift the edges and let the weight of the dough/butter pull it down.
Once stretched, fold it on all four sides to give it a rectangle shape.
You don’t have to be too finicky, but you do need one long edge and one shorter edge.
Roll it up starting at the short edge to make a kind of short fat roll.
Then cut it into two parts.
Stand the roll upright and, using your index and middle fingers, press all the way down to create the final shape.
Repeat this operation with all the remaining pieces and place them on a baking tray.
At this point, you can start preheating the oven to about 400 degrees F.
Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until they get a nice golden color.
Enjoy your wonderful fresh boyoz rolls!