This easy recipe makes the softest, fluffiest bread rolls and requires only a handful of ingredients. Perfect for burgers, sandwiches or served with soup.
Course Bread, Side Dish
Keyword Bread roll recipe, Bread rolls, Homemade bread rolls
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Proofing time 1hour30minutes
Total Time 2hours
Author Alida Ryder
10g (2tsp) instant yeast
3-4cupsflour(any white flour can be used: Cake, all purpose or bread)
For the egg wash
2tbspmelted butterfor finishing
Whisk milk, sugar and yeast together. Allow to stand for 10 minutes until foamy.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment, combine the flour and salt.
With the mixer running, add the milk mixture and allow to knead in. Add the egg and allow to beat in.
Add the butter, allow to knead in. At this point the dough will be quite sticky, add the remaining cup of flour one tablespoon at a time, until the dough is soft, smooth and just slightly sticky.
Cover with plastic or a damp dish towel and allow to rise for 1 hour. While the dough is rising, prepare two sheet pans by lining them with parchment or baking paper.
Transfer the dough to a floured surface and divide into 8 equal pieces. Roll each piece of dough into a ball then place on the prepared sheet pans. Take care not to place them too close together as they will continue rising.
Cover again and allow to rise for 30 minutes while you preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F. Whisk the egg and water together for the egg wash.
Brush the dough balls with egg wash then place in the oven and allow to bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown and risen. Once baked the bread rolls will sound hollow when tapped on the bottom.
Remove, brush with a little butter and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.