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How to make Bread Rolls

How to make Bread Rolls

These Bread Rolls are were sweet, buttery, Soft, and fluffy. It's not only super easy to make, but it's also super tasty and addictive!
Course Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine Global
Keyword bread rolls;, dinner rolls, homemade
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 12 Rolls
Calories 229kcal
Author Lola Osinkolu


  • 4 Cups Bread Flour plus about a handful for kneading
  • 4 Tbsp Butter Melted
  • 1 Tbsp Yeast
  • 2 Eggs plus 1 more for Egg wash
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Milk Warm
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Tsp Sugar for proofing the Yeast


  • Proof the yeast by dissolving the yeast and the two teaspoons of Sugar in the warm milk stir well and set aside for about 5 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the Eggs and the melted butter and set aside.
  • In another large bowl, combine the Flour, salt, and sugar. Make a well at the center and add the proofed yeast, and the Egg and Butter mixture. Mix together until a soft dough is formed.
  • Transfer the Dough to a lightly floured surface and knead until it's soft, smooth and elastic about 10 minutes by hand and about 7 minutes if using a mixer.
  • Transfer the dough inside a very large oiled Bowl (making sure you smear some oil on the surface of the Dough) this will prevent the dough from forming a skin. 
  • Cover the dough with a lid or a plastic wrap and leave to rise in a warm place for 1 hour or till doubled in size.
  • Deflate the dough, and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into 16 equal pieces, and form into round balls - 20 balls for mini rolls and 12 balls for large rolls.
  • Place the rolls on a lightly greased and floured baking sheets at least 2 inches apart. Cover with a clean damp cloth, and let rise until doubled in volume, about 30 minutes.
  • Make the Egg wash by whisking together one Egg together with a tablespoon of Water. 
  • Brush the surface of the Bread rolls with the Egg wash and place in a 425°F preheated oven. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or till golden brown. 
  • Remove the bread rolls from the Oven and rub the surface with some butter while the rolls are still very hot.
  • Leave to cool for a few minutes and Enjoy!


The Dough will be soft and sticky you don't have to worry about this just continue to work the dough sprinkling as little flour as possible on your work surface with time the Dough will become less sticky and more springy but still soft.
Please don't be tempted to add excess Flour otherwise the rolls will come out tough and if you'll be using the mixer or food processor you may need to add about 1 Tablespoon (not more than that please).
  • If your Bread Rolls appears to be dense, then it means you did not allow enough proofing time for your dough. Make sure the dough rises well before shaping it!
  • Yeast is very sensitive to high heat. Make sure your milk is warm, not hot otherwise, you will kill the yeast. I personally don't use a thermometer for reading the temperature of my liquid. However, if you are not sure you can use a thermometer. A temperature range between 105°F and 110°F works best.
  • This recipe works better if you don't make your rolls too big, otherwise, the Bread Rolls will not cook so well on the inside.


Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 248mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 0.5mg