Bread rolls are the perfect companion to any main dish. This easy recipe makes the softest homemade bread rolls and requires only a handful of ingredients.
This bread buns bread recipe is easy, requires only a few minutes of kneading and is approachable for any cook. Nothing can compare to warm and fluffy bread rolls with honey or jam! Whatever you are serving, a lentil soup, a feta dip or your family's favorite Greek roasted chicken, any dish is elevated by a good bread roll.
How to make Bread Rolls?
First prepare the dough, then shape into rolls and then bake them!
All you need is a short list of ingredients: all purpose flour, flour for Brioche, dry yeast, olive oil, milk, butter, water, salt and honey.
Activate the yeast: In a big bowl or in the bowl of your mixer, add warm water, dry yeast and honey. Stir and let sit for 10 minutes for the yeast to be activated. Once it bubbles, the yeast is activated! Add the rest of the ingredients and lastly add the flour.
Knead dough: You can either knead with your hands on a clean and floured surface for 10 minutes or use your mixer with the hook attachment for approximately 2 minutes.
Dough Rising: Let the dough in the bowl, cover with a clean towel and let rise for 30 minutes or until double in size.
Shaping bread rolls: knead the dough once more for a minute or two. Remove from the bowl and separate into 8 equal pieces.
Bread rolls rising: Once you form the bread rolls, place them on a baking pan with parchment paper, cover with a clean towel and let them rise for 20 minutes.
How to bake bread rolls?
Once the bread buns have risen, brush them with a small amount of olive oil or water and optionally sprinkle with salt flakes or sesame seeds. Bake them at 180 degrees (356 F) in a preheated oven set to Fan for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
How to store dinner rolls?
Once ready allow them to cool completely and keep them in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Alternatively store them in the refrigerator. When ready to consume them, defrost in the microwave. If you freeze them the same day they are baked, they will keep their freshness when thawed.
Preparation time: 40 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins
300 gr. all purpose flour (plus 100 for kneading)
200 gr. "Tsoureki" flour (flour for Brioche)
8 gr. dry yeast
20 ml extra virgin olive oil
80 ml milk, warm
60 gr. butter, in room temperature
250 ml water, warm (a touch more warm than lukewarm)
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. honey
In a big bowl add warm water, dry yeast and honey. Stir and wait for approximately 10 mins for the yeast to be activated.
In the meantime add both flour types in a bowl and stir to combine.
When the yeast is ready, add the rest of the ingredients, except for the flour, and stir to combine. Gradually add the flour, while stirring. When the dough is formed, place on a clean and floured surface and knead for 5-10 minutes.
Transfer the dough to a large bowl and cover with a clean towel. Let sit for 30 minutes or until the dough doubles in size.
Place the dough on a clean surface and knead for 1-2 minutes. Then cut the dough into 8 equal small balls/ buns and place them on a baking sheet pan with a baking paper on it. Cover with a clean towel and let them rise for 20 minutes.
Brush the buns with a small amount of water or extra virgin olive oil. Optionally sprinkle with some salt flakes or sesame seeds.
Bake in a preheated oven set to Fan at 180 degrees (356 F) for 30 minutes or until golden brown. When ready, allow to cool slightly and serve.
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