Soft, fluffy, Nigerian bread rolls. No egg wash but you can brush yours with butter if you like.


They can be kept frozen, heated and eaten anytime you want. This
recipe is simple, even if you are new to baking, just follow the steps below and you will get that perfect bread rolls you always wanted.There are so many different types of bread rolls (Oyibo buns) in the market. Some are unforgettably tasty and addictive with their soft and fluffy and very light nature while others are heavy like Nigerian buns. There are different bread rolls for our different palates and preferences. While some love soft fluffy rolls, others may not. If you like your bread rolls so soft you can squeeze three in your palms at once, then this recipe is to try. If you love bread rolls that are airy inside and can be enjoyed with no accompaniment... beverage, tea or soup, then this recipe is for you. There is a simple bread rolls recipe on the blog already but I decided to also post this one because the two are not the same in weight and texture. While these are just 'big for nothing' because you can eat and keep eating and wanting more, the other ones are a bit heavy and filling. 

These dinner rolls make you crave rolls like w what  I am so happy I can finally bake my favourite rolls. My house is far from Park n Shop Spar supermarket but I drive all the way there just for their bread rolls. I like that those rolls are very fluffy and tasty in a way that I won't say sweet, no, not sweet and not bland but just tasty and wonderful. I always wanted to know how to bake them because everytime hubby brings those ParknShop rolls home, even if it's at night, the kids and I rush them. Me eating and feeling guilty and trying to control the quantity I take to avoid weight gain while the kids just chew away and make sure the bag is empty. Sometimes I ask if good bread rolls are addictive because even after heavy dinner, some people will still take out some rolls and call it "nightcap" 

For these bread rolls to turn out the exact same way, I felt so so good with myself and just have to share especially because when I posted the old recipe on Facebook, someone commented that she tried the recipe and they turned out a bit heavy (dense) and that she prefers light rolls. After reading that comment, I just said "This person is like me, even though I like the heavy rolls too, I can't eat as many as I would if they were light" so, I started trying different bread roll recipes to see if I find that soft, fluffy, light bread rolls we crave for. Perfect for the whole family.


1 cup warm milk (250ml)
1 tablespoon instant dry yeast
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons softened butter (I used cooking margarine)
2 small eggs
3 cups all purpose flour (360 grams)
1/2 tablespoon salted butter or cooking margarine for brushing (I did not brush, no egg wash for today).


1. Combine your milk, sugar and yeast in a bowl, cover bowl with a napkin and let them sit for 10 minutes or till yeast foams.
2. Add in the salt, butter, eggs and 2 and 1/2 cups flour. Mix very well with your hand or a wooden spoon or stand mixer until well combined.

3. Add the remaining half cup of flour and mix with more speed for about 5 minutes or more if you not using electric mixer. Your dough mixture should be sticky and soft.

4. Transfer the dough to a lightly greased (oiled) bowl, cover with a towel and leave to rise for 90 minutes or till dough doubles in size.

5. Lightly grease your baking pan, punch down the risen dough and divide into 15 balls. Cover and leave to rise again for 1 hour.
6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees or just preheat for 15 minutes if your oven is old school with no settings. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or to your desired brownness. 

7. Once rolls are lightly browned and cooked through, remove from oven and then you can now brush with melted  butter and enjoy. Once they are completely cooled, you can store in bread bags.


1. Make sure your yeast is alive and not dead nor expired. 
2.Warm temperatures like the warm milk will help the yeast proof. DO NOT use cold milk and not boiling milk either. Hot temperatures will kill the yeast and prevent proofing.
3. The dough must be given good kneading, enough time for kneading and must also be left undisturbed and covered to rise. NO RUSH AT ALL. Baking fluffy stretchy bread takes a bit longer. If you rush it, your bread can turn out dense.
Happy baking!

So, I shared this recipe on Facebook, some foodies tried it, were so excited about the results that they had to happily share.. I screenshot this one...


  1. It was already dark when I remembered to cut one open and take a pic (No flash).

  2. I made my milk by mixing one cup warm water with half cup powdered milk.

  3. Wow.. Your recipe came at the right time. Thanks so much. Will definitely try it.

    1. Thanks too for your comment. You'll love it I promise.


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