Bread rolls

Quick and easy bread rolls. The small size of the product means they will prove and bake quicker than a whole loaf. Great when time restricted.
Recipe category:
Suggested age:
Time required:
45 minutes plus
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Skills developed:
Kneading, Mixing, Measuring, Baking

What you need for this recipe:


  • 200g plain flour
  • 5g/5ml spoon sugar
  • 5g/5ml spoon of fast action dried yeast
  • pinch of salt
  • 50–75ml warm water
  • milk or beaten egg to glaze

To decorate (optional):

  • poppy seeds
  • grated cheese
  • dried onion 


  • sieve
  • large mixing bowl
  • measuring scales
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring jug
  • greased baking tray
  • pastry brush
  • cooling rack
  • greaseproof paper/nonstick baking paper
  • oven
  • oven gloves
  • timer 


  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C/gas mark 7. Place the greaseproof paper onto a baking tray.
  2. Sieve together the flour and pinch of salt into a mixing bowl.
  3. Stir in the yeast and sugar.
  4. Add the warm water, and mix into a dough.
  5. Knead the dough for 5 minutes.
  6. Divide the dough into 4 and shape into rolls.
  7. Place the 4 rolls onto the baking tray.
  8. Cover the dough and leave in a warm place for 30 minutes to allow it to rest and double in size.
  9. Brush the tops of the bread rolls with milk or beaten egg.
  10. Then sprinkle on sesame seeds, poppy seeds, grated cheese or diced onion to decorate the rolls.
  11. Bake in the oven for 10–15 minutes until golden brown.
  12. Remove the rolls from the oven and allow to cool.

Something else to try:

Flavoured rolls

Why not try adding 25g apple, grated cheese, dried fruit or chopped onion to the flour mixture (step 2).

Cottage loaves

Try making 'cottage loaves' like the ones in the video. When you have divided the dough into 4 rolls, divide each one again so you have a smaller piece and a larger piece of dough. Make each piece into a round ball and put the small one on top of the larger one (like making a snowman). Push a clean finger into the top of the smaller piece of dough.

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Kneading Mixing Measuring Baking Savoury 7-11 45 minutes plus