How to make Soft Dinner rolls

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Delicious soft buttery rolls, beautifully presented for the centre of your table. They are definitely worth the time and effort, a real family pleaser.

Simply seasoned with Salt, pepper and sesame seeds.

Give them a try and let me know how you get on in the comments or tag me on Instagram, I would love to see your creations.

Soft Dinner rolls

Prep Time3 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Servings: 16


  • 240 ml Warm milk
  • 1 7g Sachet of quick action yeast
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 60 g softened unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 390 g Plain flour


  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Wisk the warm milk, yeast & 1 tbsp of sugar together, set aside for 5 minutes
  • Add the other tbsp of sugar, egg, butter, salt & 1/3 of the flour, mix together with a wooden spoon till combined
  • Add the remaining flour working it together with your hands until a dough forms ( if the dough seems too wet, add extra sprinkles of flour until it's workable)
  • Knead for 5 minutes until you have a nice smooth dough
  • 1st rise….place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover with a tea towel and leave to rise for 2 hours or until dough has doubled in size
  • After 1st rise, punch the dough to release trapped air, place on floured surface.
  • Shape the rolls. Divide into 14-16 pieces of balled dough. Arrange the dough balls in a baking pan ( I used a quiche dish)
  • 2nd rise…. cover the prepared rolls with a tea towel, allow to rise until puffy for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 180°c
  • After second rise, brush with egg yoke and season with sea salt & black pepper.
  • Bake on the bottom shelf for 20-25 minutes

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