Saturday, May 21, 2011

How To Make Bread Rolls

These bread rolls are rapid to make not much over an hour if the dough rises quickly.  You can make them in the morning so they are prepared for lunch or a late breakfast at the weekend.


one cup warm water (blood heat about 37°C)
two teaspoons sugar
two teaspoon dried yeast
two cups white flour
one teaspoon salt
½ cup additional flour


  1. Measure the warm water in to a tiny bowl.
  2. Add the sugar and stir to dissolve.
  3. Sprinkle the yeast over the surface of the water. Leave in a warm place for ten minutes until the mixture is frothy.
  4. Sift the flour and salt in to a warm bowl. Stir the frothy yeast mixture well then pour in to the flour. Beat well with a wooden spoon.
  5. Cover the bowl with a wet teatowel or plastic film and leave in a warm place for ten minutes.
  6. Stir the mixture till you have a soft dough (not sticky, not dry and crumbly). If sticky, add more flour a tablespoon at a time. If dry,    add up to one tablespoon milk, a tiny at a time.
  7. Tip on to a floured board and knead for four minutes.
  8. The kneading method is a fold, push and turn movement. Fold the far side of the dough towards you along with your left hand, then press     down with the heel of your right hand and push the dough away from you. Give the dough a quarter turn and repeat until the dough is no     longer sticky.
  9. To check if the dough is kneaded , dent the dough with a finger. When prepared, the dent will fill in so you can see where the dent was.
  10. To make the rolls, break off 12 evenly sized pieces of dough and roll in to balls.
  11. Place the balls on a warm greased oven tray or warm greased muffin pans. Brush with milk to glaze.
  12. Cover with a wet tea towel or plastic film and leave to rise in a warm place for about ten minutes or until about doubled in size.
  13. Bake in a hot oven at 220°C for 10-15 minutes.

Makes 12 rolls


The key to making these rolls quickly is the heat incorporated in the work of the method. This speeds up the work the yeast does in the bread rising method

To warm the bowl, pour in hot water, tip the water out and dry the bowl thoroughly.

A warm place is a sunny window sill or kitchen bench, the oven at 50°C or the hot water cupboard

The kneading method incorporates air in to the dough and helps to make a light easy-to-eat roll.

Blood heat is your body temperature (37°C) and the water ought to not feel much hotter or colder than your skin. Check on the inside of your wrist as you do when testing the temperature of milk for a baby's bottle.


  1. Baking, so much fun!

  2. My final ingredient would be add 2 lbs of margarine. :D

  3. Yummy, I like to use half wheat flour!

  4. I don't usually like rolls, but I might make some of these for my girl sometime

  5. this looks like a good recipe

  6. aww, no im very hungry, thanks :)

  7. Those in the picture look delicious. I wonder how closely this recipe comes out to look like those.

  8. this food is making me so hungry.

  9. Would love to try and eat this.

  10. They look perfect! I love baking.

  11. I always end up with bread that's slightly too doughy in the center. Need better oven methinks.

  12. They say you're not a real man unless you can bake your own bread.

  13. i eat one of these, every day at least , and i never knew they had sugar in them lol