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Pillowy Soft Bread Rolls with pull apart edges, guaranteed soft & fluffy every time. With easy step by step instructions!

Soft Bread Rolls - "Ted's Rolls"

Pillowy Soft Bread Rolls with pull apart edges, guaranteed soft & fluffy every time. With easy step by step instructions!
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Course: Baking, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: Baking, British
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Rising time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 294kcal
Author: Sarah James

Equipment

  • Stand Mixer
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Baking sheet
  • Silicone sheet

Ingredients

  • 750 g extra strong white bread flour plus a little extra for dusting. we use Marriage's flour
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • teaspoons instant yeast we use Dove’s Farm
  • 6 tablespoons rapeseed oil / Canola oil
  • 450 ml tepid water

Instructions

  • By KitchenAid : Add flour, salt, sugar, yeast, oil and water to the bowl of your stand mixer.
  • Mix on slow speed for 8 to 10 minutes until you a have a smooth and elastic dough. Check your dough is ready by using the windowpane test.
  • BY HAND : Mix the flour, salt, sugar and yeast in a large bowl and make a well in the centre.
  • Add the oil and a little water. Mix well adding a little water at a time until you have formed a ball of dough.
  • Knead for 10 to 12 minutes until you a have a smooth and elastic dough. Check your dough is ready by using the windowpane test.
  • Place your dough in a large greased bowl and cover. Leave to rest in a warm place for at least one and a half hours or until doubled in size.
  • Transfer the dough to a slightly oiled work surface and divide into 95g portions, 12 balls. I like to weigh them to make sure they get an even bake but you can divide into 12 equal portions by eye if you prefer.
  • Shape into balls, cupping in your hands and place them on a large baking sheet about 2½ cm (1 inch) apart. Gently press the balls of dough to flatten them a little.
  • Cover with greased clingfilm / plastic wrap or a damp tea towel and leave to rise in a warm place for approximately 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 400°F / 200°C / 180°C / Gas Mark 6.
  • Dust risen rolls with flour just before baking.
  • Place in the oven for approximately 25 minutes, checking halfway through the cooking time and turning the baking sheet around if some rolls are browning too quickly.
  • Place on a baking rack to cool. Wait until cool before breaking apart.

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Notes

  1. Preparation time does not include proving time.
  2. For extra soft bread cover your freshly baked rolls with a tea towel or cloth until they have cooled.
  3. These rolls make a great soft burger bun just as they are. But if you fancy a more traditional burger bun, brush with egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds just before your rolls go into the oven.
  4. Soft bread rolls freeze well and will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  5. Nutrition information is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
Nutrition Facts
Soft Bread Rolls - "Ted's Rolls"
Amount per Serving
Calories
 
294
Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
8
g
12
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Sodium
 
391
mg
17
%
Potassium
 
77
mg
2
%
Carbohydrates
 
46
g
15
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
8
g
16
%
Vitamin A
 
1
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
11
mg
1
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.