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Lazy Bread Rolls


  • 200ml Water
  • 1 Egg (beaten)
  • 50g Butter
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 500g White Bread Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp Yeast
  • Sesame seeds, Poppy seeds, Semolina or other sprinkles of your choice


  1. If you're feeling particularly lazy put all the ingredients (except the sprinkles) in a breadmaker and choose the "dough" programme which will knead and do the first rise for you then jump to step 3 (if you're doing this overnight for rolls the next morning make sure the yeast stays dry on the top until the timer kicks in).
  2. If you don't have a breadmaker mix everything (except the sprinkles) by hand and knead for 10-15 mins until nice and stretchy then leave in a covered bowl for about 1 hour until doubled in size.
  3. After the first rise cut your dough into 12 roughly equal size lumps, shape into balls then flatten so they're roughly the size and shape of a burger.
  4. Place rolls on 2 lined trays and cover with oiled clingfilm and leave to prove a second time for about 45 mins until they have about doubled again (make sure the cling film is loose otherwise it will stop them growing).
  5. Brush the tops with a little milk and sprinkle on your choice of topping.
  6. Bake for about 12 mins at 200C (rolls should sound hollow when done, if you're not sure then longer is usually better than shorter).