Simple Bread Rolls Recipe

Bread rolls.

 These ingredients below made 16 bread/dinner rolls.


3 tablespoons softened butter
1 cup warm milk
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
4 teaspoons instant dry yeast
3 cups all purpose flour
2 extra eggs for egg wash (glazing).


1. Melt the butter in a pot on your stove, Turn off the heat.
2. Add the milk, sugar, and salt. Mix well with a spoon until
thoroughly dissolved. ( Pot shouldn't be hot when you add yeast).
3. Add the yeast, cover pot with a towel/ napkin and leave for 10 minutes.
3. Crack the eggs, add to the mixture and mix well. Add the  instant yeast.
5. Add the flour gradually while mixing and mix well with a wooden spoon or your hands for about 4 minutes. The dough will be very sticky but don't worry, if too sticky, you can sprinkle some more flour and knead.
6. Cover the pot and let dough rise for 1 hour to 90 minutes or until it doubles in size.
7. Deflate.
8. Divide into 16 parts, place on a greased baking tray closely together but not touching so that you give them room to rise. Cover again. Let it rise for another 1 hour
11. Brush with the egg white, bake in a pre-heated oven for about 10 minutes or until golden brown, the, brush again with egg and bake for another 2 to 5 minutes.
Happy weekend!

2. Below is the Recipe for shaped bread rolls

Bread rolls or dinner rolls can be made looking this way, when they are placed far apart, or stuck together in a bunch when placed closely, side by side on the baking tray. I just brought this out of the oven, but, as I type, there is nothing left for me as the tray is cleared without even waiting for me to serve properly. I'll have to bake another batch right away. The good thing about this simple recipe is that you don't need to mess up any of your kitchen equipment like mixer or food processor etc, just your pot on the stove and that's all. Even if you have never baked before, let this be your first attempt as it's really as easy as ABC. These bread rolls can be baked without an oven.

How to make bread rolls with shapes


2 tablespoons baking margarine (About 60 grams). Using butter is much better and a healthier option.
½ cup liquid milk
2 tablespoons sugar
A pinch of salt
1 large egg
2 teaspoons dry yeast
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 egg white
These ingredients produced 8 dinner rolls:

For The doubled recipe (Multiplied by 2 to give about 18 rolls)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup liquid milk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 (half) teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 teaspoons dry yeast
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 egg whites

For the tripled recipe (Multiplied by 3 to produce about 27 rolls)
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 and 1/2 cups milk
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 teaspoons dry yeast
  • 4 and 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 egg whites

Baking Directions:

1. Soften the butter in a pot. Turn off the heat.
2. Add the milk, sugar, and salt. Mix well with a wooden spoon until

thoroughly dissolved.
3. Crack the egg, add to the mixture and mix well. Add the dry yeast and leave it for  10 minutes or till it begins to foam.
5. Add half the flour and mix well with a wooden spoon, add the remaining half and mix again for about 4 to 5 minutes. The dough will be very sticky but don't worry about it.
6. Transfer dough to a greased bowl, cover and let the dough rise for 1 hour or until it doubles in size.
7. Deflate the risen dough with a punch
8. Divide into 8 parts.
9. Rub a piece of dough between your hands back and forth like when you wash hands under a tap, just rub like that until it forms into a cylinder. If it's sticky, you can grease your palms a bit. When it's long enough, about 6 to 8 inch, wrap around your fingers as shown in the pictures below, bring the end on your right hand back out through the (Middle) opening created by your fingers, then place on a lightly greased baking try. You may instead line your baking tray with baking paper or foil if you like.
10. Cover and Leave to rise for another 1 hour.
11. Brush with the egg white, bake in a pre-heated oven for about 15 minutes or until golden brown. NOTE: 350 degrees oven, preheat for five minutes before tossing in the tray, but if your oven doesn't have those readings, just preheat for about 15 minutes and put in your tray) After baking for 15 mins, bring out of the oven, brush AGAIN with egg egg and bake for just 1 minute. Your delicious bread rolls are ready
12. Serve hot or leave to cool and freeze in freezer bags!


  • If you like your rolls to look this glossy and shiny, pass the egg white through a sieve before brushing on the rolls.
  • If you want your rolls to stick together like a flower, place them close together on the baking tray.

See step by step picture recipe below:

Shaped bread rolls.
Heating the pot.

Melted butter

Adding the ingredients, milk, salt, sugar


Adding flour

Flour well mixed and sticky

Covered with foil and lid to rise

Risen dough after 1 hour

Dividing into equal parts

About to roll into cylinder shape

You can roll on the cutting board too
Rubbing the dough in between palms the way you wash hands under a tap. To elongate it.

Long enough for twisting around itself and knotting

Wrapping around my fingers to knot lightly

Ready for the baking tray.

Leave for 1 hour again before brushing with egg white

Glazed with egg white and ready for the preheated oven

 Bread rolls ready and hot

See how soft and nice inside?

Very soft, delicious bread rolls.
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  1. Thanks. I'll try this right now.

  2. Nice one. I am going to try it.


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