Homemade Dinner Bread Rolls

Dinner rolls. Does that mean they can only be eaten for dinner? Hmmm, well we actually ate these on a nice Saturday morning. So, why are they called dinner rolls and not breakfast rolls? I don’t know exactly but call them whatever you like and eat them whenever you like. All that matter is that they are oh so soft, delicious and not too difficult to make :). I hope you enjoy them as much as we did.

When making these rolls, accuracy will be nice because you want all your rolls to look pretty and equal. So, get a scale to sort out that bit for you. It was funnily a part I enjoyed when I was making these rolls.

Enough talk. Let’s make some dinner or breakfast rolls. Have you decided what you want to call them? Let me know by dropping your decision in the comment box. Thanks!

Fresh from the oven. Look at how so soft it is on the inside. YUM 🙂

This recipe makes 13 rolls of about 58g each.


3 cups bread flour

1/2 cup sugar

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 1/2 tbsp butter, melted

1tbsp yeast

1/3 cup warm water, just above body temperature

1/2 cup milk

1/2 tsp salt

1 egg


2 tbsp golden syrup

1 tbsp water


In a bowl, combine the warm water, 2 tsp of sugar and yeast. Mix well and cover. Leave aside for the yeast to bee activated for about 5 minutes. In another bowl, add the bread flour, remaining sugar, salt, melted butter, lemon juice, milk and the yeast mixture. Mix well and once combined, knead for about 15-20 minutes till you get gluten and the dough becomes elastic and springy.

Form the dough into a ball and put it in a well-oiled bowl, cover with cling film and let it rise for about 1hr 30mins in a warm place, till the dough doubles or almost triples in size. Once this has been achieved, punch the dough to get the air out and divide it into equal balls.

Mold the divided dough into balls and place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper, leaving about 1-1 1/2 inch apart from each ball. Cover with cling film and a tea towel and allow to rise again for about 30-40 mins, till they double or almost triple in size.

Preheat the oven to 150 C and bake for 30 mins. After about 10-12 mins in the oven, brush the rolls with the golden syrup mixed with water. Brush again about 5 minutes before taking the rolls out of the oven.

Once done, leave to rest for about 5 minutes.

Serve and enjoy!

Next up, Mixed nuts & pumpkin seeds granola cereal.


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