Bread Rolls – Recipe

Best bread roll recipe - Thermomix and non-Thermomix

Eating fresh bread is one of my favourite treats. My mum used to make bread when we lived in Papua New Guinea and the taste always takes me back to those times in my childhood. It tastes just the same as I remember! I’ve developed a bit of a process on how I like to make it, and I’ve included both a Thermomix and non-Thermomix method below.

Ingredients

310 g Luke warm water (1  1/3 cups)
1 sachet dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
510 g plain flour (3  1/2 cups)
30 g extra virgin olive oil (3 tablespoons)

Dough Method (for Thermomix)

1. Add ingredients into the bowl as listed.
2. Mix on 6 for 12 seconds.
3. Lock lid and knead for 1.5 minutes.
4. Place dough in a bowl and cover with a clean tea towel.   Allow to rise for 30 minutes.

Skip down to number 8 below for the next steps.

Dough Method (by hand)

1. Pour luke warm water into a small bowl. Then add the yeast, then salt and finally sugar. Set aside and let it sit for few minutes.

2. In another bowl, measure the flour.

Best bread roll recipe - Thermomix and non-Thermomix

3. Make a well in the centre of the flour and pour in the liquid. 

Best bread roll recipe - Thermomix and non-Thermomix

4. Add the oil in the centre where the liquid is.

Best bread roll recipe - Thermomix and non-Thermomix

5. Mix with a spoon until just combined.

Best bread roll recipe - Thermomix and non-Thermomix

6. Throw a little flour in the bench where you are working. Use hands to form a ball and knead for about 5 minutes. To knead, I fold the dough in half towards myself, and then push down with my palms and repeat.

Best bread roll recipe - Thermomix and non-Thermomix

Best bread roll recipe - Thermomix and non-Thermomix

7. Place in a bowl and allow to rise (ideally somewhere warm) in a bowl for 30 minutes (cover with a clean tea towel). Tip: In winter when it’s cold, I heat the oven slightly then turn it off and leave the dough to rise in there.

Best bread roll recipe - Thermomix and non-Thermomix

8. Once risen, remove the dough from the bowl and knead for a few minutes on a floured surface.

Best bread roll recipe - Thermomix and non-Thermomix

9. Then cut the bread rolls up. To make small-ish dinner rolls, I half the dough, then in quarters, and then each quarter into fourths (or thirds for larger bread rolls).

Best bread roll recipe - Thermomix and non-Thermomix

Best bread roll recipe - Thermomix and non-Thermomix

Best bread roll recipe - Thermomix and non-Thermomix

10. I don’t know why I do this. I’m not sure if I saw my mum do it or it’s just I do: to form balls, I draw all the edges together to form a sphere, and then I hit the top of the mound before placing it onto a tray with baking paper.

Best bread roll recipe - Thermomix and non-Thermomix

Best bread roll recipe - Thermomix and non-Thermomix

11. Allow to rise for another 30 minutes.

Cooking

12. Place tray in a cold oven and turn to 180°C and cook until golden (about 15-20 minutes).

Sometimes I make them to accompany soup, or even just for an afternoon tea treat with lashings of butter and honey.

Best bread roll recipe - Thermomix and non-Thermomix

I also use this recipe to make pizza scrolls and bread roll shapes with the kids.

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Kelly loves life at both ends of the spectrum: wearing high heel shoes one day and hiking boots the next; sipping tea out of a pretty cup and slurping hot coffee from a camping mug; challenging herself physically and stopping for quiet unhurried moments to feel the wind on her face. Kelly and her husband Matthew seek to live a fun and adventurous life with their four children and pet bird.

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Comments

  1. Di says

    Hi Kelly, I have just made these beautiful bread rolls. I had some whey left over from making ricotta in the thermomix and wanted to make some bread. So I used the whey in place of water and they have just come out of the oven and we had to try them with a little butter and honey, just delicious! I have also seen that some dough can be frozen then cooked in the oven while defrosting and I will make another batch and see if it works, finger crossed. Thanks for this recipe.

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