Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Everyday Bread Rolls


Following my success at producing a loaf of fig bread  I decided to follow it up with attempting a basic white roll recipe......I've never been one for making bread but recently I've fancied giving it a try. My Mum makes a loaf of bread most days - I'm not sure the last time they actually bought bread - she's putting me to shame!

Being are rather partial to the odd bacon buttie or two in our house last weekend - knowing there was a pound of smoked short backed bacon in the fridge - I went for it and got up early to have a go at making a few white baps. So we could have some for breakfast - turned out we had them for lunch because I forgot about the proving time! No matter they still tasted good!

Recipe - makes 8 rolls

500g Strong white (bread) flour
7g fast action yeast (that's one sachet)
2 teaspoons caster sugar
2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons olive oil
300 ml warm water


You can choose to make these by hand or use your mixer - it was very early in the morning - I hadn't had coffee - I used my mixer!

Just pop all your dry ingredients into the bowl.


Add the water and the oil - then get mixing. Mix it all together to form a ball and leave the mixer to knead for about 10 minutes or turn out onto the work surface and knead by hand.

Keep going until the dough has turned smooth and elastic.


Turn out into a floured bowl, cover with a cloth and leave to prove for about an hour in a warm place.


It should have risen to double it's size.


Turn it back into your mixer bowl or on to your work surface.


Knock back and knead again for another ten minutes.


Form your dough into a large loaf shape and then cut into 8.


Form each piece into a bap like roll.


Place onto a backing tray, cover with a soft cloth, and leave to rise for another hour.

Whilst they are rising pre heat your oven to 220C /Gas 7


When they have risen pop them in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes.

Once they are done tap the bottom of each roll for a hollow sound to show they are done.


Transfer to a cooling rack and cover whilst they cool.


Once cool split open, butter and fill with loads of lovely hot grilled smokey bacon - and a little tomato sauce if you wish!

Hope your all have a great week
Love Lizx

 Bread Rolls