- Active dry yeast -1 tablespoons
- warm water (110° to 115°) - ½ cup plus 1 tablespoons
- vegetable oil - 3 tbsp
- sugar - 1 tbsp
- egg - ½ of 1 (reserve the other half to do the egg wash)
- salt - ½ teaspoon
- all-purpose flour - 1 ½ to 1¾ cups
- Sesame seeds - 1 tsp
In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add oil and sugar; let stand for 5 minutes. Add the egg, salt and enough flour to form a soft dough.
Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 3-5 minutes.
Do not let rise.
Divide into 6 pieces; shape each into a ball.
Place 3 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
Cover and let rest for 15 - 30 minutes.
Brush with egg wash .
Sprinkle Sesame seeds on top.
Bake at 425° for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown.
Place a bowl of hot water in an oven proof dish inside the oven while baking . It helps in forming a glossy soft crust that doesn't crack.
Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
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