L.D.I. 2 : Fan Tans

Ingredients..checked✔steps..followed✔ outcome was looking nearly as same as shown in book..”Ultimate Bread”. My concern was with the texture so I googled out the Fan tans bread. Hey! Do you know there is a gambling game called ‘fan tan’; it’s like roulette. OK!the bread, it was turned out as it should be..soft,buttery, pull apart bread. They are from New England,sometimes called Yankee buttermilk rolls.


While I was going through the recipe,it reminded me of ‘chegodilu’..an Andhra snacks made with rice flour or all purpose flour. Taking an inspiration from that recipe I put some sesame seeds,cumin seeds,caraway seeds in the dough. Tastes really well. It can also be prepared in another variety..sweet or savory. Add some cinnamon & sugar or some garlic & parsley & cheese; bake it in the oven. These pretty looking rolls and it’s pull apart quality make perfect party fare on your party table!



Ingredients : 

  • 1 1/4 tsp – active dry yeast
  • 1/2 tsp – sugar
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp – buttermilk
  • 2 3/4 cups – all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp – baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp – salt
  • 4 tbsp – melted butter

Directions :

  1. Sprinkle the yeast and sugar into buttermilk in a bowl. Stir to dissolve. Mix the flour,baking soda,and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the center and pour in the dissolved yeast and 2 tbsp of the melted butter.
  2. Mix in the flour to form a soft,moist dough. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead for 10 minutes.
  3. Put the dough in the clean bowl and cover with dish towl. Let it rise for about 1-1/2 hours. Punch down and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  4. Roll out the dough in the rectangle shape and brush it with remaining butter. Cut it into 7 strips and place them in a stack.
  5. Turn each piece cut side up and pinch the underside together to seal. Place the rolls in the well buttered muffin tin and proof for 1 hour.
  6. Bake it in the preheated oven at 400℉ for 15 to 20 minutes.
  7. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool slightly,then serve still warm.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Looks yummy. Easy recipe!


    1. rutujaks says:

      Yes,indeed!😊 Thank you🙂🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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