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

Prep Time2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Author: Sarah Sibley

Ingredients

  • 400 g Strong White Bread Flour + extra to dust
  • 7 g 1 sachet Easy Bake Dried Yeast
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Caster Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil + extra to grease
  • 280 ml Warm Water

Instructions

  • Put the flour, yeast, salt & sugar into a bowl a mix together.
  • Then add the water and oil and mix together.
  • Tip the mixture onto a lightly oiled surface and knead for around 10mins until smooth and elastic.
  • Grease a large bowl with oil and place the dough into and cover with clingfilm brushed with oil.
  • Leave the dough to prove in a warm place for 1-2hrs, or until it's doubled in size.
  • Grease a baking tray with oil (use 2 if 1 is not large enough to leave a decent amount of space between each roll).
  • Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces and shape into balls.
  • Place the balls onto the oiled tray making sure there is plenty of space between them.
  • Cover the tray with oiled clingfilm and leave to prove again for an hour or until they have doubled in size.
  • Preheat the oven to 425° F / 220° C / 200° Fan / Gas 7.
  • Remove the clingfilm and dust with flour.
  • Then using a sharp knife carefully slash a cross on top of each roll.
  • Bake for around 15mins or until golden brown and sound hollow when you tap them.
  • Carefully transfer them to a wire rack and allow to cool.

Notes

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.