Dec 21 2006

Choerag (Armenian Roll)

Great roll to have as a snack or with your dinner.

3 cups lukewarm milk
1 cup melted shortening
1 cup sugar
few dashes cinnamon
1 heaping tsp. mahleb, crushed (opt.)
1 tsp. salt
1 yeast cake
1 cup eggs
1 heaping tbsp. B.P.
11-12 cups flour

Heat milk, set aside. Blend shortening, sugar, cinnamon, mahleb, salt, yeast cake, eggs, baking powder and milk together. Add flour a little at a time and mix and knead together. Dough will be a little sticky. To test, roll a piece of dough in hand. Press down; if it springs back, it is ready.

Cover and let rise overnight. roll into desired shape by using small amounts of dough. Put on greased pan (about 12 on each pan). Put same shape on each pan so that it will cook evenly. Let rise again for 2-3 hours. After rising, brush tops with mixture of 1 egg and 1 teaspoon sugar and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Bake in preheated oven of 400F for 10-15 minutes. Put on the bottom rack of oven until bottom is browned and then move to higher rack.

Makes 48 to 50 rolls

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Timothy Haroutunian

Timothy Haroutunian is a ServiceNow Cloud Implementation Specialist at Acorio. ServiceNow is an IT Management solution that allows for a complete view of your IT and physical environment.

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