Crusty White Bread Rolls

These crusty white bread rolls are both delicious and simple to make.

Add your favorite filling for a tasty lunch, or they are the perfect accompaniment for soup. 

Crusty White Bread Roll Recipe
Yields 12
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Prep Time
2 hr 30 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
2 hr 30 min
Cook Time
15 min
  1. 400g Strong White Bread Flour (+ extra to dust)
  2. 7g (1 sachet) Easy Bake Dried Yeast
  3. 1tsp Salt
  4. 1tbsp Caster Sugar
  5. 1tbsp Olive Oil (+ extra to grease)
  6. 280ml Warm Water
  1. Put the flour, yeast, salt & sugar into a bowl a mix together.
  2. Then add the water and oil and mix together.
  3. Tip the mixture onto a lightly oiled surface and knead for around 10mins until smooth and elastic.
  4. Grease a large bowl with oil and place the dough into and cover with clingfilm brushed with oil.
  5. Leave the dough to prove in a warm place for 1-2hrs, or until it's doubled in size.
  6. Grease a baking tray with oil (use 2 if 1 is not large enough to leave a decent amount of space between each roll).
  7. Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces and shape into balls.
  8. Place the balls onto the oiled tray making sure there is plenty of space between them.
  9. Cover the tray with oiled clingfilm and leave to prove again for an hour or until they have doubled in size.
  10. Preheat the oven to 425° F / 220° C / 200° Fan / Gas 7.
  11. Remove the clingfilm and dust with flour.
  12. Then using a sharp knife carefully slash a cross on top of each roll.
  13. Bake for around 15mins or until golden brown and sound hollow when you tap them.
  14. Carefully transfer them to a wire rack and allow to cool.
  1. If using a stand mixer with dough hooks, instead of steps 1-3 place all the ingredients into the bowl together and mix on the slowest setting for a minute or 2 until combined. Then turn the speed up for another minute or 2 until you have a smooth dough.
Sarah Sibley