So it was bank holiday weekend and we were all set to have a bbq at home. The sun was on point! We had drinks galore, salads, and all sorts of nibbles. We were all buzzing as the weekend was set to be amazing! We just couldn’t wait to be outdoors enjoying the sunshine.
Well then my happy bubble burst when I realised we did not have any bread rolls and we always have those at our BBQs. Sigh, squeal, sigh! All at the same time! To make matters worse, we had sausages too that were intended to be hot dogs but no hot dog rolls either! Well, we could either sink or swim and I chose that I would let us swim!
I set off searching for a recipe for a super soft and scrummy bread roll. I have made bread many many times before, but I really wanted to try a really soft one which would just be the bomb and earn me brownie points within the family. I found quite a few recipes and decided to adapt some to create my own one. It was without a doubt the nicest bread roll I have ever made and I was able to shape some to make rolls for the hotdogs as well.
I know you must be eager to get the recipe so here goes:
Beautiful, Buttery Bread Rolls
375g bread flour
240 ml semi-skimmed milk
2 tbsp sugar
2 1/4 tsp fast-acting yeast
Here’s how to make it
- In a large bowl, heat the milk in the microwave until just warm, about 15 to 20 seconds. Remove.
- Add half the sugar and all the yeast. Stir until combined and let settle for 5 minutes.
- In the meantime, break and whisk the egg and melt the butter. Add the butter and egg, salt, and the remaining sugar.
- Add the flour and combine thoroughly using a large spoon or spatula or better yet, you could combine with a stand mixer if you have one. You should have a soft mix.
- Put a generous amount of flour on the work surface. Turn the mixture out onto in and knead for about 2 minutes until the dough is no longer sticky.
- Grease a large bowl. Place the dough inside and turn the dough repeatedly until there is some grease all over the dough. Cover with cling film and allow to prove (rise) in a warm spot.
- After an hour, you can knock back the dough. cut into about 12 to 14 pieces, then shape.
- Place in a greased baking tray.
- Cover and allow to prove again for another hour and a half, then place in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes until golden.
You could use a knob of butter to brush the tops when they are fresh out of the oven! The same mixture is used for making hotdog buns. Just remember to shape them for that.
Yummy! So glad the day was saved and I earned myself some brownie points. What do you think about the appearance of my bread rolls?