A round up of some favorite Holiday Sweet things in the earlier post here, Fudge, cookies, flan, Cake, Stollen Bread and more.
In a large bowl, add 1/2 cup warm water, 1.5 teaspoons quick rise yeast and 2 teaspoons raw sugar. Mix and let sit for 10 minutes.
In another bowl, add 2/3 cup bread flour, 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder, 2 garlic cloves finely chopped, 1/2 cup of scallions/green onions- green parts finely chopped, 1/2 Jalapeno pepper finely chopped. Mix all well together.
In the yeast bowl, add 2 Tablespoons organic canola oil or olive oil and mix.
Add to it, the flour mixture and knead into a soft dough(knead 4-5 minutes). Add more bread flour if needed.
Spritz top with oil, cover with towel and let sit for 1.5 hours or until doubled.
Knead dough for a minute, and divide into small balls, half the size of the final bun size you want.
Place balls on parchment. Spritz top with water and sprinkle some sesame seeds. Cover with a towel and let rise for another 50 minutes or until almost doubled.
Bake in preheated 375 degrees F for 20-25 minutes.(until golden and a tap on top sounds hollow)
Cool on rack for 15 minutes before serving.
Serve with soups, olive oil, dips, vegan butter spreads or any which way!